Nick Shaw was appointed to the School as Professor in January 2004 and undertook the role of Head of School of Pharmacy at UQ from 1st July 2004 until 31st December 2014. Nick is a pharmacist, graduating PhD from the University of Manchester in 1985 and was a member of the academic staff of the University of Nottingham from 1985-2003. He was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 1994 and a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in 2010. He previously founded and chaired the Council of Pharmacy Schools (Australia and New Zealand); he is a director of the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) and is currently the Vice-President. He is the chair of the APC Accreditation Committee and was the chair of the Australian Pharmacy Liaison Forum in 2011. He currently teaches across a range of subjects to the first, second and third years of the BPharm (Hons) course at UQ. Nick has supervised and co-supervised over 45 PhD and research Masters students.
In 2013 Nick was awarded the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia's Bowl of Hygeia for services to the profession.