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New Head of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences


A new Head of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences at the University of Bradford has been announced.

Hadar Zaman has been appointed Head of School (HoS) of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences for a three year period, commencing Monday 2 September.

Hadar is currently senior lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at the University and has been working as Chief Pharmacist in the largest provider of Mental Health services in the North West. There he managed the Pharmacy team and worked across health and social care interface developing and commissioning services. His expertise in mental health has enabled him to work with the Care Quality Commission as a Specialist Advisor. Professionally, Hadar also holds positions with NICE, producing national guidance and advising the MHRA on safe use of medicines.

Hadar is active within Applied Health research, which has been impactful in informing national and international clinical guidelines.  He managed the production of the Medicines Management Toolkit for the Children Palliative Care sector. Currently, he is also involved with the Patient Safety Translation Research Centre and he is developing a new line of research in drug delivery vehicles.  Hadar has a breadth of teaching experience across the school having taught on both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and has used his professional experiences informing curriculum design and development.

Hadar said: “I am delighted to be appointed as the new HoS and look forward to leading the school through the next phase. It gives me immense pleasure to be the HoS, as it is where I graduated from and has provided me the platform to be where I am today. I feel confident through my professional and academic experiences combined with leading a great academic team that together we can make significant contributions to the School maintaining our sector leading position.

“The School is renowned for its innovation in teaching, learning and research and it is something I will continue to build on ensuring nationally and internationally we continue to enhance our School and institutional reputation.

“Finally, I want to take this opportunity to thank Marcus for his excellent leadership over the past 6½ years and the platform he has built for the new incoming HoS.” 

Hadar replaces Professor Marcus Rattray.

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