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Pharmacy practice research special interest group

Pharmacy practice researchPharmacy practice research looks at the impact of the practice of pharmacy on heath care systems, medicines use and patient care. Its scope has expanded over the past 50 years to encompass aspects such as the clinical, behavioural, economic and humanistic implications of the pharmacy practice as well as change management and implementation

The drive for the expanded role of the pharmacist, in many environments, has been stimulated by professional evolution and professional organisations, but also by pharmacy practice research.


About us and our objectives

At an international level this special interest group (SIG) provides a unique opportunity to develop an international strategy for pharmacy practice research to underpin international positions and policy. The g group allows exchange of pharmacy practice research between senior researchers, early career researchers, postdoctoral fellows, pharmacist practitioners and PhD or MSc students in order to produce high quality evidence at an international level. The SIG will allow a wider dissemination and exposure of high quality pharmacy practice research to all stakeholders, as well as encourage and foster greater communication, discussion, networking and collaboration at an international level for the advancement of best practice research.

Our objectives are to:

  1. Cultivate an international forum for the ever widening scope of pharmacy practice research;
  2. Create a forum for the dissemination of quality, international pharmacy practice research for all stakeholders;
  3. Develop a policy statement on current and future pharmacy practice research, including a global definition of this term;
  4. Contribute to the teaching and learning of pharmacy practice research by providing practitioners and students of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences with greater access to the latest evidence-based practice and highest quality international pharmacy practice research;
  5. Stimulate communication, discussion, networking and collaboration between international pharmacy practice stakeholders, including pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists for the advancement of best practice;
  6. Increase pharmacy practice contributions to global health through the provision of greater access to the latest high quality international pharmacy practice research.


How we work

Executive members of this group are:


Prof. Shalom (Charlie) Benrimoj (Australia)

Vice chairman

Prof. Martin Schulz (Germany)

Vice chairman

Prof. Ross T. Tsuyuki (Canada)


Prof. Fernando Fernandez-Llimos (Portugal)


Prof. Rob Horne (UK)


Dr Charlotte Rossing (Denmark)

Liaison with Board of Pharmaceutical Practice

Dr Tim Chen (Australia)



Our group held the First International Conference on FIP Pharmacy Practice Research in Lisbon, Portugal, in June 2018. The proceedings have been published in Pharmacy Practice.

This conference aimed to increase the quality and quantity of pharmacy practice research by exchanging and disseminating information at an international level. New networks and working groups were established on major themes for experienced researchers and higher degree students.

The conference was a great success with:
Over 200 people registered from 50 different countries
Two keynote speakers
Six masterclasses
30 3-minute thesis presentations
9 research presentations
102 research posters.

For more information please reference to the conference website: 

Contact/Get involved

For more information on this SIG, please contact Prof. Benrimoj at

Last update 7 May 2019

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