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.