UCL School of Pharmacy

Prof Ian Wong

Prof Ian Wong

Professor of Pharmacy Practice / Medicines Use

Practice & Policy

UCL School of Pharmacy

Joined UCL
1st Jul 2015

Research summary

Medicines for Children

          Development appropriate medicines for children

          Pharmaceutical care for children

          Medication errors

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety


          Methodological research

          Drug utilization study


          Antiepileptic drugs

          ADHD treatment

          Antipsychotic drugs


Teaching summary

Pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy

          Medicines for Children

          Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety

          Epilepsy treatment


Professor Wong was the Head of Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy at University of Hong Kong until July 2015. He was previously appointed between the School of Pharmacy, University of London, and UCL Institute of Child Health to establish the first paediatric pharmacy research centre in the world. The Centre has been recognised as a leading research centre in medicines for children.

In association with the School of Pharmacy and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, Professor Wong set up Therakind in 2006. Therakind has developed Buccolam® and Ayendi Nasal Spray®, which have been granted licenses by the European Medicines Agency and Medicines and Healthcare product Regulatory Agency.

In 2011, Professor Wong accepted a new challenge to develop a new BPharm programme in Hong Kong. Under his leadership, the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy at University of Hong Kong successfully obtained the accreditation of their BPharm programme from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Hong Kong. He was also responsible for setting up a new Master of Clinical Pharmacy programme and a Centre for Safe Medication Practice and Research. 

Professor Wong has obtained £5 million in research grants as the principal applicant and approximately £33 million as a co-applicant to conduct paediatric medicines and pharmacy research. He has over 150 peer-reviewed papers published in prominent journals, including the British Medical Journal, Pediatrics and the Journal of Pediatrics.

In recognition of his contribution to the medicines for children research, Professor Wong was awarded the British Pharmaceutical Conference Pharmacy Practice Research Conference Medal in 2004, an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2011, an Honorary Fellowship by College of Pharmacy Practice in Hong Kong in 2013, and a Fellowship by Royal Pharmaceutical Society in 2013.