Dr Vibhu Paudyal PgCert, BPharm, MSc, PhD, SRPharmS

Vibhu Paudyal

School of Pharmacy
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy

Contact details

Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Paudyal is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice. He is an active researcher and educator in pharmacy practice. He has published over 50 peer reviewed publications and has consistently secured external research grants and awards. His particular expertise is in relation to pharmacy and public health, self-care and development and evaluation of innovative pharmacy services.

He is the chair of the research Committee  of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy and deputy editor for International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy.

He is also the School pre-registration recruitment lead for MPharm and sits on the steering committee Pharmacy Evaluation Group of Health Education England.

Vibhu has engaged with the mainstream media in relation to the results and impact of his research on healthcare of persons experiencing homelessness. For arranging an interview, please contact the University press office.


  • PhD Pharmacy Practice, 2011
  • PG Certificate (Research Methods), 2009
  • MSc Clinical Pharmacology, 2007 (With distinction and first position)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, 2003 (Gold medal)
  • Scientific Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society


  • Deputy editor, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Editorial Board, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
  • Chair of research committee, European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Jan 2020 onwards
  • Invited lecture: European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Symposium, grant award lecture, Heidelberg, Germany, October 2018
  • Grant reviewer: ZonMw - The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development
  • Grant reviewer: Liverpool Clinical Commissioning group
  • Grant reviewer: Pharmacy Research UK
  • Grant commission member: European Society of Clinical Pharmacy.
  • Abstract review panel: European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Conferences; UK Academic Primary Care Conferences
  • Health Education England: Evaluation committee member for research on national pharmacists’ pre-registration scheme, principal investigator on associated projects. I am responsible to provide strategic advice to HEE with regards to evaluation and feed forward for development of their new services. Leading the national evaluation of the pre-registration recruitment training scheme set up by Health Education England in 2017/18 making an impactful evaluation project from which one of the reports is available on the HEE website
  • Invited to be consultant for evaluation of NHS minor ailment research projects by private companies through University consultancy services.
  • Journal peer reviewer: Numerous


Vibhu teaches Pharmacy Practice modules across:

Vibhu has experience of teaching Research Methods at Doctorate (PhD and Doctorate of Professional Practice) and MSc level in various disciplines such as Public Health, Nursing, Global Health and International Health. 


Pharmaceutical Public Health

Health Inequality

Drug safety and pharmacovigilance


Other activities

  • Chair, European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Research Committee (Jan 2020-), vice chair of research committee (2017-2019),Committee member since 2017
  • Deputy Editor, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (2017-)
  • Editorial board member, Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (2015-)
  • Best reviewer award 2017, 2018 for Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy Journal
  • National steering committee member: Health Education England Pharmacist pre-registration recruitment evaluation
  • Guardian and BBC coverage of research on homelessness
  • Nominations for outstanding teaching awards. University of Birmingham, 2019


Recent publications


Shrestha, S, Khatri, J, Shakya, S, Danekhu, K, Khatiwada, AP, Sah, R, Kc, B, Paudyal, V, Khanal, S & Rodriguez-morales, AJ 2021, 'Adverse events related to COVID-19 vaccines: the need for strengthening pharmacovigilance monitoring systems', Drugs & Therapy Perspectives, vol. 37, no. 8, pp. 376–382. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40267-021-00852-z

Dhada, S, Stewart, D, Cheema, E, Hadi, MA & Paudyal, V 2021, 'Cancer services during the COVID-19 pandemic: systematic review of patients’ and caregivers’ experiences', Cancer Management and Research, vol. 2021, no. 13, pp. 5875-5887. https://doi.org/10.2147/CMAR.S318115

Alrashdi, S, Paudyal, V, Elnaem, MH & Cheema, E 2021, 'Causes, nature and toxicology of tramadol‑associated deaths reported in the peer‑reviewed literature: a systematic review of case studies and case series', Drugs & Therapy Perspectives, vol. 37, no. 9, pp. 422–432. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40267-021-00859-6

Paudyal, V, Ghani, A, Shafi, T, Punj, E, Saunders, K, Vohra, N, Hughes, HE, Elliot, AJ, Lowrie, R & Pucci, M 2021, 'Clinical characteristics, attendance outcomes and deaths of homeless persons in the emergency department: implications for primary health care and community prevention programmes', Public Health, vol. 196, pp. 117-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2021.05.007

Paudyal, V, Sun, S, Hussain, R, Abutaleb, MH & Hedima, EW 2021, 'Complementary and alternative medicines use in COVID-19: a global perspective on practice, policy and research', Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2021.05.004

Haque, H, Alrowily, A, Jalal, Z, Tailor, B, Efue, V, Sarwar, A & Paudyal, V 2021, 'Direct oral anticoagulant-related medication incidents and pharmacists’ interventions in hospital in-patients: evaluation using reason’s accident causation theory', International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-021-01302-6

Alzahrani, ASS, Price, M, Greenfield, S & Paudyal, V 2021, 'Global prevalence and types of complementary and alternative medicines use amongst adults with diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis', European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00228-021-03097-x

Azfr Ali, R, Jalal, Z & Paudyal, V 2021, 'Guideline versus practice in screening and monitoring of cardiometabolic risks in patients taking antipsychotic medications: where do we stand?', General Psychiatry , vol. 34, no. 4, e100561. https://doi.org/10.1136/gpsych-2021-100561

Naser, AY, Mansour, MM, Alanazi, AFR, Sabha, O, Alwafi, H, Jalal, Z, Paudyal, V, Dairi, MS, Salawati, EM, Alqahtan, JS, Alaamri, S & Mustafa Ali, MK 2021, 'Hospital admission trends due to respiratory diseases in England and Wales between 1999 and 2019: an ecologic study', BMC Pulmonary Medicine, vol. 21, no. 1, 356. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12890-021-01736-8

Hemmo, SI, Naser, AY, Alwafi, H, Mansour, MM, Alanazi, AFR, Jalal, Z, Alsairafi, ZK, Paudyal, V, Alomari, E, Al-momani, H, Salawati, EM, Samannodi, M, Dairi, MS, Al Bawab, AQ, Mustafa Ali, MK & Alkharabsheh, S 2021, 'Hospital admissions due to ischemic heart diseases and prescriptions of cardiovascular diseases medications in England and Wales in the past two decades', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, no. 13, 7041. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18137041

Mahmood, F, Acharya, D, Kumar, K & Paudyal, V 2021, 'Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on ethnic minority communities: a qualitative study on the perspectives of ethnic minority community leaders', BMJ open, vol. 11, no. 10, e050584. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050584

Vohra, N, Hadi, MA, Khanal, S, Kurmi, OP & Paudyal, V 2021, 'Impact of deprivation, dementia prevalence and regional demography on prescribing of antidementia drugs in England: A time trend analysis', British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.14782


Paudyal, V, Racine, M & Hwang, SW 2021, 'COVID-19 vaccination amongst persons experiencing homelessness: practices and learnings from UK, Canada and the US', Public Health, vol. 199, pp. e2-e3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2021.08.015

Review article

Rauf, U, Ali, M, Dehele, I, Paudyal, V, Elnaem, MH & Cheema, E 2021, 'Causes, Nature and Toxicology of Fentanyl-Analogues Associated Fatalities: A Systematic Review of Case Reports and Case Series', Journal of Pain Research, vol. 14, pp. 2601-2614. https://doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S312227

Alruqayb, WS, Price, MJ, Paudyal, V & Cox, AR 2021, 'Drug-related problems in hospitalised patients with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review', Drug Safety, vol. 44, no. 10, pp. 1041–1058. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40264-021-01099-3

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Media experience

Vibhu has engaged with the mainstream media including the Guardian and BBC in relation to the results and impact of his research on healthcare of persons experiencing homelessness. For arranging an interview, please contact the University press office.