Qatar University (QU) academic Dr Derek Stewart has been appointed as president of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy, an international leader in advancing quality and innovation in clinical pharmacy education, practice and research.
Dr Stewart is professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Practice at the QU College of Pharmacy and manager of Academic Quality Assurance at the Office of Vice President for Medical and Health Sciences.
Prior to being appointed as president, Dr Stewart served as a member of the general committee of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy. He also served as chair of the Research Committee for three years.
As president, Dr Stewart will lead the society for two years, during which time he hopes to revise the vision and mission and expand the scope and membership.
“The role of president will also provide opportunities to showcase the contribution of Qatar University at the international level to influence clinical pharmacy practice, education and research,” he added.
Dr Mohamed Diab, dean of the College of Pharmacy at QU, added, “Dr Derek’s appointment as president of this organisation is an outstanding achievement which reflects very well on the college and university. This provides an excellent opportunity to enhance our international reputation within pharmacy and healthcare.”
Dr Stewart joined QU in April 2019 from Scotland where he was professor of Pharmacy Practice at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. He is a highly acclaimed international researcher and academic, having published over 200 research and education papers, attracted more than £3mn in research funding and supervised 25 doctoral students to completion. He has collaborated with individuals at QU and Hamad Medical Corporation for over 10 years.
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