Professor Nick Shaw

Associate Dean (Academic)

Faculty of Medicine


School of Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 334 64636


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 the chair of the APC Accreditation Committee and was the chair of the Australian Pharmacy Liaison Forum in 2011. He teaches across a range of subjects to the 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.

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


  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • Fellow Royal Soc of Chem
  • PhD, The University of Manchester
  • BSc, The University of Manchester


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2018) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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  • Sillence, Martin, Noble, Glenys, Schneiders, Fiona, Bryden, Wayne, Cawdell-Smith, Judy, de Laat, Melody, Jarrett, Mark, Young, Bruce, McKinney, Andrew, Cawley, Adam, Booth, Jessica, Vine, John, Glowacki, Linda, McGree, James, Boston, Ray, Nelis, Samantha, Kirkpatrick, Carl, Shaw, Nick and Smyth, Barry (2012) The pharmacokinetics of equine medications Barton, ACT, Australia: RIRDC

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

  • Vine, J.H., Selvadurai, N.S., Glowacki, L.L., Krstevska, D., Zahra, P. W., O'Callaghan, P., Nelis, S., Sievers, K., Bailey, A., Davies, P., Young, B., Bryden, W., Cawdell-Smith, J., Shaw, N., Kirkpatrick, C., Nissen, L., Basgallop, N. J., Noble, G., Turco, B., Sillence, M. N., McKinney, A. R. and Stenhouse, A. M. (2007) Detecting three common drugs in horses: Frusemide, betamethasone and triamcinolone acetate Barton, ACT, Australia: RIRDC

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.