Head of School

Room 7008, Level 7, Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence
Phone: +61 7-334-61701; Fax: +61 7-334-61999
Email: n.shaw@pharmacy.uq.edu.au


Nick Shaw was appointed to the School as Professor in January 2004 and assumed the role of Head of School of Pharmacy at UQ from 1st July 2004.

Nick joined the University after 18 years at the University of Nottingham (1985-2003). Nick is a pharmacist, having undertaken both his undergraduate and postgraduate training at the University of Manchester.

He currently teaches across a range of subjects to the first, second and third years of the BPharm course at UQ. Nick has supervised and co-supervised over 30 PhD and research Masters students. 
Nick is currently the Director of the Council of Pharmacy Schools (Australia and New Zealand), a councillor of the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) and is a member of the Accreditation Committee of APC

Research Interests

  • Application of a range of analytical methodologies to solve clinical and health-related problems
  • Metabolite profiling methodology applied to nutrient profiles of tropical and other plants and secondary metabolite identification and quantitation from bacteria
  • Drug metabolism, biopharmaceutics, drug delivery and pharmacokinetic studies
  • Education, curriculum development and workforce issues in pharmacy

Selected Publications

  • Herath, HMDR, Cabot, PJ, Shaw, PN, Hewavitharana, AK (2012) Study of beta endorphin metabolism in inflamed tissue, serum and trypsin solution by liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometric analysis Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 402 (2012) 2089-2100
  • De Matteis, CI, Simpson, DA, Euerby, MR, Shaw, PN, Barrett, DA (2012) Chromatographic retention behaviour of monosubstituted benzene derivatives on porous graphitic carbon and octadecyl-bonded silica studied using molecular modelling and quantitative structure-retention relationships. J. Chrom. A 1229 (2012) 95-106

  • Noble C, O’Brien M, Coombes I, Shaw PN, Nissen L (2011) Concept Mapping to Evaluate an Undergraduate Pharmacy Curriculum Am. J. Pharm. Educ. 75 Issue 3
  • Wilkinson A, Flanagan B, Pierson J-T, Hewavitharana A K, Dietzgen R, Shaw PN, Roberts-Thomson S, Monteith GR, Gidley M (2011) Bioactivity of mango flesh and peel extracts on peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ activation and MCF-7 cell proliferation: fraction and fruit variability J. Food Science 76, H11-H18

  • Hewavitharana AK, Herath HMDR, Shaw PN, CabotPJ, Kebarle P (2010) Effect of solvent and electrospray mass spectrometer parameters on the charge state distribution of peptides – a case study using LC-MS method development for beta-endorphin assay Rapid Commun. Mass Spec. 24 (2010) 3510-3514.


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