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Dr. Hussain completed PharmD at the University of Sargodha in 2011 and MClinPharm at the Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2014. In late 2015, he moved to the University of Tasmania to undertake his PhD which focused on optimal drug dosing strategies in obese surgical patients. He completed his PhD in 2019 and took up a Lecturer appointment in the same year. He has several publications in prestigious journals of Medicine, Surgery and Anaesthesia.

Dr. Hussain is an academic pharmacist with a wide range of teaching and research experience at different hospitals in Australia and overseas. Prior to joining the University of Canberra, he worked at various professional and academic positions including community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, and educational institutions such as the University of Health Sciences, Taylor's University, and the University of Tasmania.

Research interests

Dr. Hussain's research interests include optimal drug dosing strategies in the obese population and the management of chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Bachelor, University of Sargodha

PhD, University of Tasmania

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Research Output

Impact of individual variations and disease states on drug therapy

Bushell, M., Todd, L., Hussain, Z. & Adams, A., 20 May 2020, In : Australian Pharmacist. 39, 4, p. 40-47 7 p.

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  • Risk of venous thromboembolism, use of enoxaparin and clinical outcomes in obese patients undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery: A retrospective study

    Hussain, Z., Peterson, G. M., Mirkazmi, C., Curtian, C. & Zaidi, S. T. R., 8 May 2020, In : Medicine. 99, 19, p. 1-6 6 p., e20174.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • University Students’ Antibiotic Use and Knowledge of Antimicrobial Resistance: What Are the Common Myths?

    Shahpawee, N., Chaw, L., Muharram, S., Goh, H., Hussain, Z. & Ming, L., 20 Jun 2020, In : Antibiotics. 9, 6, p. 1-12 12 p., 349.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Anaesthetists’ drug dosing practices in class III obese surgical patients: A bi-national survey

    Hussain, Z., Gadd, K., Curtian, C., Mirkazmi, C., Peterson, G. M. & R Zaidi, S. T., 21 Nov 2019, In : Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. p. 1-6 6 p.

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  • Prophylactic Cefazolin Dosing and Surgical Site Infections: Does the Dose Matter in Obese Patients?

    Hussain, Z., Curtain, C., Mirkazemi, C., Gadd, K., Peterson, G. & R Zaidi, S. T., Jan 2019, In : Obesity Surgery. 29, 1, p. 159-165 7 p.

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    Open Access
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