UCL School of Pharmacy

Mrs Nadia Bukhari

Mrs Nadia Bukhari

Associate Professor (Teaching)

Practice & Policy

UCL School of Pharmacy

Joined UCL
1st Jan 2012

Research summary

Currently in final year of PhD : Leadership in Pharmacy; Designing and evaluating a leadership attributes development tool for pharmacists 

Teaching summary

Teaching interests

Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics

Pharmacy Practice


Gender Equity & the Pharmaceutical Workforce 


Nadia has a proven track record within the pharmacy profession and is the UCL Global Pharmacy Ambassador. As well as having a well-known reputation within the pharmacy profession in the U.K, Nadia has also built a global reputation for herself where she has advocated the role of the pharmacist in the U.K.

She has been recognised for her outstanding contributions to the profession by the pharmacy professional body, The Royal Pharmaceutical Society and is the youngest female and youngest Asian to be awarded the status of Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. She was the first Muslim woman to have been elected onto the National Pharmacy Board for England, which sets the strategy for the profession and influences on a government level.

Importantly, Nadia uses her platform to be a vocal and prominent advocate for women’s rights and is an ambassador and on the Board of Trustees for Pakistan Alliance for Girls Education (PAGE); a charity organisation supported by the government of Pakistan which promotes gender equality in education. In this advocacy role she is currently involved in a huge national project to get more girls going to school in Pakistan. In addition, she has launched the National Alliance for Women in Pharmacy in Pakistan (NAWP) to promote gender equity nationally for female pharmacists.

Following this, Nadia has been appointed as the Global Lead for Gender Equity at the Workforce Development hub for the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and is the Chief Pharmacist and Gender Lead for Pakistan’s leading telemedicine organisation, doctHERs. 

She is the director of Equity Pakistan; a gender equity hub for the pharmaceutical workforce in Pakistan; https://www.ucl.ac.uk/pharmacy/news/2021/mar/launch-equity-pakistan

Leadership in Pharmacy is Nadia’s research area of interest and is currently in her final year of study for her PhD.

Nadia is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is very conscientious and strives to be the best she can be. Teaching and training undergraduates and pharmacists has always been a passion and a drive for Nadia. She always looks for avenues on how to excel her teaching and improve the practice of pharmacy globally.