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University of Exeter Medical School

 Amad Al-Azzawi

Amad Al-Azzawi

Senior Lecturer in Advanced Clinical Practice

 Smeall building 


Smeall Building, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Amad is an experienced and dedicated educator who is well-versed in innovative teaching pedagogies and teaching students at different levels and coming from highly diverse backgrounds. He has over 15 years of experience as a practicing pharmacist, a university educator, and a research scholar spanning three countries: Iraq, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Canada.

In 2006, he obtained his first PhD in Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry from the University of Baghdad, then, he moved to Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE, and was appointed as a faculty member in the Pharmacy college at the Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University. Currently, he is completing a second PhD in Higher Education in the Health Professions Education at the University of Toronto, where his research focuses on the role of international accreditations play in clinical training practices.


• M.Ed., Higher Education in the Health Professions, University of Toronto, 2019
• Ph.D., Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, Baghdad University, 2006

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Research interests

Pharmacists as public health professionals; quality standards in health and pharmaceutical education; approaches to clinical training; health care education and training; accreditation policies; international pharmacy accreditations; Pharmaceutical Chemistry Research.

Research projects

The Role of International Accreditation in Reforming Clinical Training in the United Arab Emirates

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Journal articles

Al-Azzawi A (2023). The case of clinical training for International Pharmacists in Canada: a comparative educational and policy analysis. Pharmacy Education, 23(1), 594-602. Abstract.
Al-Azzawi A, Al Dibsawi A, Talath S, Wali AF, Sarheed O (2022). Method Development: the Antioxidant and Antifungal Activity of the Isolated Component from the Ethanolic Extract of <i>Tecoma stans</i> Leaves Using Flash Chromatography. SEPARATIONS, 9(10).  Author URL.
Al-Azzawi A (2021). The relationship between pharmacy licensing policies on clinical training (CT) and success rates for international pharmacists (IPs) within Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States: a comparative policy analysis. Pharmacy Education, 21, 420-431. Abstract.

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