Prof. Ian Bates
Professor of Pharmacy Education, UCL and Director, FIP Education Development
Professor Ian Bates holds the Chair of Pharmacy Education at the UCL School of Pharmacy as Head of Educational Development and is a Faculty Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. He is currently on secondment to the National Health Service (NHS) in London, as academic lead across the university teaching hospitals and additionally as Professor of Integrated Care Education at Whittington Health NHS Trust. Professor Bates is the Director of Education Development for the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), leading an international team of 40 global experts appointed by FIP working in partnership with WHO and UNESCO, with an outreach of over 4 million pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists worldwide. He is Editor-in-Chief of 'Pharmacy Education', an international research journal hosted by FIP which has been publishing peer reviewed educational research continuously since 2000. He is a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and a Trustee for the European Pharmaceutical Students’ Association. He was awarded Fellowship of the International Pharmaceutical Federation in 2012 in recognition of global leadership in education and workforce.
Under the auspices of the International Pharmaceutical Federation, he was instrumental in authoring and launching the global Workforce Development Goals that were subsequently presented at the World Health Assembly in 2017. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association in recognition of his global leadership in international education development and in 2017 received the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Charter Award, the highest award for achievement and leadership from the profession.