Ian Bates

Ian Bates is Professor of Pharmacy Education at the School of Pharmacy, University of London, and Head of Education Development. Professor Bates is the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Representative for MEE and is currently on secondment to NHS Pharmacy in North-Central London to act on workforce development across the  university teaching hospitals. He is Director of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Global Education Taskforce, an international team appointed by the FIP, WHO and UNESCO, and also Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy Education, an international peer review research journal.

Professor Bates is a committee member of the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA), a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, a Trustee for the European Pharmaceutical Students' Association and an advisor to the International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation. He is Programme Director of the Joint Programmes Board, providing workplace education and practitioner development support for early years NHS pharmacists. Professor Bates is Director for the UNESCO Global Network for Pharmacy Education, a transnational network spanning over 25 universities in 16 countries worldwide. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in 2010.