Lilian M Azzopardi
University of Malta Medical School
Lilian M. Azzopardi studied pharmacy at the University of Malta, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. In 1994 she took up a position at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta as a teaching and research assistant. Professor Azzopardi completed an MPhil on the development of formulary systems for community pharmacy in 1995, and in 1999 she graduated a PhD. Her PhD thesis led to the publication of the book Validation Instruments for Community Pharmacy: Pharmaceutical care for the third millennium published by Pharmaceutical Products Press, USA. Professor Azzopardi co-ordinates the teaching of pharmacy practice which includes clinical pharmacy for undergraduate and post-graduate students and supervises a number of pharmacy projects and dissertations in the field. She has spearheaded major developments in pharmacy education within the University of Malta. She has developed at the University of Malta in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago, a course leading to a post-graduate professional doctorate in pharmacy. She is an examiner at the University of Malta for students following the course of pharmacy and has been invited as an external examiner for postgraduate degrees in different schools of pharmacy in Europe. Lilian Azzopardi was for a short period interim director of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy and served as a member of the Working Group on Quality Care Standards within the Community Pharmacy Section of the International Pharmaceutical Federation. Professor Azzopardi's areas of interest include quality systems and clinical pharmacy interventions. She has published several papers in the area and has been invited to give lectures and short courses in several universities. She has been a member of scientific committees for European conferences and chaired a number of oral communication sessions reporting research work in the field of pharmacy practice. She has received research awards by the International Pharmaceutical Federation and the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy. Professor Azzopardi is the Head of Department of Pharmacy. Between 2012 and 2014 she served as General Secretary of the European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy and in 2014 she was elected President of the Association.
Medicine & Surgery