Ahmed  Nadir Mohamed Kheir

Ahmed Nadir Mohamed Kheir

Associate Professor, Manager of the SSC
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An academic, researcher, and leader in pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical care. Contributed as founding member in the development from scratch of two internationally recognized faculties of pharmacy (School of Pharmacy at the University of Auckland, and College of Pharmacy at Qatar University), and developed (and taught) clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice courses and curricula. Has expert knowledge of the requirements for curriculum development, graduate profile, and accreditation standards; and worked diligently to link academia with stakeholders to ensure seamless and relevant teaching, training, and application. Inspirational teacher and expert strategist in educational pedagogy. Introduced Pharmaceutical Care in undergraduate courses in two faculties of pharmacies. Developed and coordinated Continuing Professional Development courses and acquired significant expertise in the accreditation processes of CPD programs.

Education
  • PhD, Otago University, New Zealand, 3003
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education (GradCertClinEd), University of New South Wales, Australia, 2003
  • Post Graduate Diploma (with Credit) in Pharmacy, Otago University, New Zealand, 1997
  • Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cairo University, Egypt, 1982
Experience
  • Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Ajman University, UAE, Aug 2019-present
  • Academic Director (Postgraduate Program); School of Pharmacy; the University of Auckland; New Zealand, Sep 2017-Aug 2019
  • Associate Professor and Chair, Continuing Professional Development of Healthcare Providers (CPD-HP), Qatar University, Jun 2013-Jun 2017
  • Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Continuing Professional Pharmacy Development, College of Pharmacy, Qatar University, Qatar, Oct 2009-Jun 2013
  • Assistant Professor & Founding Chair of Clinical Pharmacy and Practice, College of Pharmacy, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
  • Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences (FMHS), The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Teaching Assistant, School of Pharmacy, University of Otago, New Zealand, Mar 1997-May 2001
Teaching Area
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Social and Administrative Pharmacy
  • Bioethics
  • Pharmaceutical Care
Research
  • Burden of Medicines
  • Pharmaceutical Care
  • Social Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Education
  • Pharmacy Education
  • Pharmacy Practice
Publications
  • Pharmacy Practice in the Gulf States. Book Chapter, In: Babar Z-U-D, ed. Encyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy. Massachusetts: Academic Press, 2019.
  • Continuing professional development and self-learning for pharmacists: Global Achievements and Challenges. Book Chapter In: Fathelrahman AI, Ibrahim MIM, Alasheedy A, Wertheimer AI, eds. Pharmacy Education in the Twenty First Century and Beyond
  • Pharmacist’ attitudes towards pharmacy practice research: A review. Book Chapter In: Babar Z-U-D, ed. Pharmacy Practice Research Methods
  • The global perspective-Arabic speaking Middle-East. Book Chapter In: Cipolle RJ, Strand L, Morley P, eds. Pharmaceutical Care Practice: the patient-centered approach to medication management
  • Abdulrhim SH, Saleh R, Hussain MA, Al Raey H, Babiker AH, Kheir N, Awaisu A. Impact of a collaborative pharmaceutical care service among patients with diabetes in an ambulatory care setting in Qatar: A multiple time series study. Value in Health Regional Issues. 2019; 1:44-50
  • El Hajj M, Awaisu M, Kheir N, Haniki M, Shami H, Saleh R, Alhamad N, Almulla A, Mahfoud Z. Evaluation of an intensive education program on the treatment of tobacco-use disorder for pharmacists: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2019; 20:25. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-3068-7
  • Jaam M, Hadi MA, Kheir N, Mohamed Ibrahim MI, Diab MI, Al-Abdulla S, Awaisu A. A qualitative exploration of barriers to medication adherence among patients with uncontrolled diabetes in Qatar: integrating perspectives of patients and health care providers. Patient Preference and Adherence. [ID 174652]
  • Awaisu A, Katoue M, Al-Taweel D, Bacha R, El-Gargawi A, Kheir N. Self-reported attitudes and perceived preparedness to provide pharmaceutical care among final year pharmacy students in Qatar and Kuwait. Pharmacy Education. 2018; 18 (1) 284 – 291
  • Zidan A, Awaisu A, El-Hajj MS, Al-Abdulla SA, Figueroa DCR, Kheir N. Medication-Related Burden among Patients with Chronic Disease Conditions: Perspectives of Patients Attending Non-Communicable Disease Clinics in a Primary Healthcare Setting in Qatar. Pharmacy (Basel). 2018 Aug 13;6(3). pii: E85. doi: 10.3390/pharmacy6030085.
  • Zolezzi M, Abdallaha O, Kheir N, Abdelsalam A. Evaluation of community pharmacists' preparedness for the provision of cardiovascular disease risk assessment and management services: A study with simulated patients in Qatar. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2018; S1551-7411(18)30064-0. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2018.04.032. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Jaam M, Mohamed Ibrahim MI, Kheir N, Hadi MA, Diab MI, Awaisu A. Assessing prevalence of and barriers to medication adherence in patients with uncontrolled diabetes attending primary healthcare clinics in Qatar. Primary Care Diabetes. 2018;12(2):116-25. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcd.2017.11.001
  • Papastergiou J, Kheir N, La Dova K, Rydant S, van De Rango F, Alves da Costa F, Antoniou S, Viola R, Murillo MD, Steurbaut S, da Costa L. Pharmacists’ confidence when providing pharmaceutical care on anticoagulants, a multinational survey. Int J Clin Pharm. DOI 10.1007/s11096-017-0551-2. Published online on 14 Nov 2017.
  • Awaisu A, Jaam M, Mohamed Ibrahim MI, Kheir N, Diab MI, Hadi MA. Prevalence of and barriers to medication adherence among patients with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus in primary healthcare centers in Qatar: A Quantitative Analysis. Value in Health 2017. 20(9): A482. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2017.08.474
  • Jaam M, Awaisu A, Mohamed Ibrahim MI, Kheir. Synthesizing and appraising the quality of the evidence on factors associated with medication adherence in diabetes: a systematic review of systematic reviews. Value in Health Regional Issues (2017). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vhri.2017.09.001
  • Wilbur K. Shabana S, Maraghi F, El Mubark A, Kheir N. Exploring how community pharmacists translate continuing education into public health care. Int J Clin Pharm 2017 online; doi 10.1007/s11096-017-0477-8
  • Jaam M, Awaisu A, Izham Mohammad, Kheir N. Factors influencing medication adherence in diabetes mellitus: developing a holistic conceptual framework model. RSAP. Available online http://www.rsap.org/article/S1551-7411(17)30472-2/fulltext. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2017.05.003
  • Javed B, Kheir N, Yousif A. Utilization of simulated patients to assess diabetes and asthma counseling practices among community pharmacists in Qatar. Int J Clin Pharm 2017. DOI 10.1007/s11096-017-0469-8
  • Jaam M, Ibrahim MIM, Kheir N, Awaisu A. Factors associated with medication adherence among patients with diabetes in the Middle East and North Africa region: A systematic mixed studies review. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. (2017), doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres. 2017.04.015.
  • Kheir N, Al‐Ismail M, Al‐Nakeeb R. Can source triangulation be used to overcome limitations of self‐assessments? Assessing educational needs and professional competence of pharmacists in Qatar. JCEHP 2017; 37(2): 83-89. DOI: 10.1097/CEH.0000000000000148
  • El Hajj MS, Kheir N, Al Mulla AM, Shami R, Fanous N and Mahfoud Z. Effectiveness of a pharmacist-delivered smoking cessation program in the State of Qatar: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health 2017 17:215.
  • Zidan A, Awaisu A, Kheir N, Mahfoud Z, Kaddoura R, AlYafei S, El-Hajj M. Impact of a pharmacist-delivered discharge and follow-up intervention for patients with acute coronary syndromes in Qatar: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMJ Open 2016;6:e012141. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016- 012141
  • Zaidan A, Awaisu A, Hasan S, Kheir N. The Living with Medicines Questionnaire: Translation and Cultural Adaptation into the Arabic Context. Value in Health Regional Issues 10 C (2016): 34-40. Available online at www.sciencedirect.com
  • Elewa HF, AbdelSamad O, Elmubark AE, Al-Taweel HM, Mohamed A, Kheir N, Mohamed Ibrahim MI, Awaisu A. The first pharmacist-managed anticoagulation clinic under a collaborative practice agreement in Qatar: clinical and patient-oriented outcomes. J Clin Pharm Ther, 2016 doi: 10.1111/jcpt.12400.
  • Jaam M, Al-Marridi W, Fares H, Izham M, Kheir N, Awaisu A. Perception and intentions to quit among waterpipe smokers in Qatar: a cross-sectional survey. Public Health Action 2016;6 (1): 38-43.
  • Kheir N, Awaisu A, Gad H, Elazzazi S, Jibril F, Gajjam M. Clinical pharmacokinetics: perceptions of hospital pharmacists in Qatar about how it was taught and how it is applied. Int J Clin Pharm 2015. 37(6): 1180-1187.
  • Awaisu A, Kheir N, Alrowashdeh H, Allouch S, Jebara T, Zaidan M Ibrahim MIM. Impact of a pharmacy practice research capacity building program on improving the research abilities of pharmacists at two specialized tertiary care hospitals in Qatar: a preliminary study. J Pharm Health Serv Res 2015; 6: 155–164. DOI: 10.1111/jphs.12101.
  • Kheir N, Awaisu A, Ndoye A, Wilby KJ. Structured Multi-Skill Assessment (SMSA) in pharmacy: A contextual adaptation for authentic assessment for colleges of pharmacy and beyond, Avicenna 2015:5 http://dx.doi.org/10.5339/avi.2015.5
  • El Hajj M, Kheir N, Al Mulla A, Al-Badriyeh D, Al Kaddour A, Mahfoud ZR, Salehi M, Fanous N. Assessing the effectiveness of a pharmacist-delivered smoking cessation program in the State of Qatar: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 2015, 16:65. doi:10.1186/s13063-015-0570-z. http://www.trialsjournal.com/content/16/1/65
  • Kheir N, Awaisu A, Sharfi A, Kida M, Adam A. Drug-related problems identified by pharmacists conducting medication use reviews at a primary health center in Qatar. IJCP 2014. (DOI) 10.1007/s11096-014-9962-5
  • Mohamed Ibrahim MI, Awaisu A, Atwa H, Radoui A, Kheir N. How do community pharmacists in Qatar respond to patients presenting with symptoms of acute respiratory tract infection? (Letter to the Editor). Pharmacy Practice and Research 2014. 44(1): 62-63
  • Awaisu A, Kheir N, Mohamed Ibrahim MI, El-Hajj M, Hazi H, Khudair N, Barazi R. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of community pharmacists on generic medicines in Qatar. Int J Clin Pharm. 2014. DOI 10.1007/s11096-013-9909-2
  • Kheir N, Atwa HG, S Abu-Yousef S. Pharmacists’ knowledge and attitudes about natural health products: a mixed-methods study. Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety 2014:6 7-14
Conference Presentation
  • Caldeira A, Papastergiou J, Kheir N, Rydant S, Antoniou S , Costa FA. Portuguese pharmacists perceived needs of education in anticoagulation. Poster. PCNE Working Conference. Bled, Slovenia,: Affiliation: iPACT
  • How effective would a single continuing educational activity be in enhancing the knowledge of community pharmacists in managing diabetes care during Ramadan? An Interventional questionnaire-based study. The 3rd GCC Pharmaceutical Congress; Dubai, UAE. Oct 31-Nov 01, 2016
  • Multi-national pharmacists needs assessment in the management of anticoagulation therapy: Results of the International Pharmacist Anticoagulation Care Taskforce (iPACT) survey. 45th European Society of Clinical Pharmacy Symposium. Oslo, Norway. October 2016.
  • Needs Analysis for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program for Community Pharmacists in Qatar. (Anchor Poster). 11th Life Long Learning in Pharmacy. Split, Croatia. July 4-7, 2016
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • 2019: Ajman University, Honor Assembly Nominees Ad Hoc Committee member- 2018-2019
  • Manager of the Student Success Center, 2019
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the GCC Pharmacy Congress
  • Winner Best Poster ['The Impact of Long-term Medicines Use: Validation of an Arabic version of the Living with Medicines Questionnaire]; 6th Kuwait International Pharmacy Conference 2017, Kuwait
  • Observer; Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe (PCNE)
  • the International Pharmacist Anticoagulation Care Taskforce (iPACT); and Committee Chair of its Innovation committee
  • Invited member; National Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Accreditation Committee; The Accreditation Department ; Qatar Council for Health Care Practitioners (QCHP)- Supreme Counsel of Health
  • Winner of the Outstanding Education Award at the GCC Pharmaceutical Congress in in Dubai, UAE. The award was in respect to the Continuing Professional Pharmacy Development Program coordinated by Nadir Kheir