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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 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 and educational institutions such as the University of Health Sciences, Taylor's University and the University of Tasmania.

Dr. Hussain's research interests include the management of chronic diseases and optimal drug dosing in special populations.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Bachelor, University of Sargodha

PhD, University of Tasmania

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Pharmaceutical Preparations Medicine & Life Sciences
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Research Output 2014 2019

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pharmaceutical Preparations
New Zealand
Neuromuscular Nondepolarizing Agents
Body Weight
Geographic Locations
1 Citation (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Surgical Wound Infection
Case-Control Studies
Body Mass Index
1 Citation (Scopus)

Peri-operative Medication Dosing in Adult Obese Elective Surgical Patients: A Systematic Review of Clinical Studies

Hussain, Z., Curtian, C., Mirkazmi, C. & R Zaidi, S. T., Aug 2018, In : Clinical Drug Investigation. 38, 8, p. 673-693 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neuromuscular Agents
Ideal Body Weight
Neuromuscular Depolarizing Agents

A study exploring the association of attitude and treatment satisfaction with glycaemic level among gestational diabetes mellitus patients

Hussain, Z., Mohd Yusoff, Z. & Syed Sulaiman, S. A., Aug 2015, In : Primary Care Diabetes. 9, 4, p. 275-282 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gestational Diabetes
Family Therapy
5 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of knowledge regarding gestational diabetes mellitus and its association with glycaemic level: A Malaysian study

Hussain, Z., Mohd Yusoff, Z. & Syed Sulaiman, S. A., Jun 2015, In : Primary Care Diabetes. 9, 3, p. 184-190 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gestational Diabetes
Working Women
Health Literacy