Dr Mohammed A Mohammed

BPharm (JU), MClinPharm(JU), PhD(USyd)


Dr Mohammed Mohammed joined the School of Pharmacy at the University of Auckland as a Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy practice in 2018. Mohammed is experienced in hospital clinical pharmacy practice; traditional, online and hospital-based teaching; and research into medication use and health outcomes. Mohammed obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy and MSc in clinical pharmacy from Jimma University in Ethiopia and a PhD from the University of Sydney in Australia. Mohammed’s PhD thesis was entitled “Medication-Related Burden Quality of Life (MRB-QoL) tool: development and validation of an instrument designed to facilitate evaluation of humanistic outcomes in pharmaceutical care services”.

Prior to joining the University of Auckland, Mohammed worked as a Lecturer at Jigjiga University in Ethiopia, and more recently as a researcher and academic/tutor at the University of Sydney in Australia. During his time as a faculty at Jigjiga University, Mohammed has taught pharmacotherapy courses, coordinated several course units and has been involved in numerous committees. In 2012, with a team of pharmacist, Mohammed took the initiative to introduce clinical pharmacy ward rotation program (HU teaching hospital, ET) where he led pharmacy clinical rounds and mentored several pharmacy interns during their clinical site placements. Mohammed’s main teaching interests are in pharmacotherapeutics and clinical pharmacy courses such as pharmaceutical care, medication managment review and medication reconciliation.     

Mohammed’s research interests relate to health services and outcome research, specifically focusing on ‘Medication use and health outcomes’. He has a specialist interest in evaluation of novel clinical pharmacy services, medication safety, medicines management and optimisation in vulnerable populations, HRQoL in pharmacotherapy and pharmaceutical care, digital health and patient safety informatics. Mohammed has authored over 20 peer-reviewed articles within the scope of clinical pharmacy practice. He regularly reviews manuscripts for international journals such as “The Annals of pharmacotherapy” and “Pharmacy practice journal”.  


Research | Current

My current research focuses on evaluation of medication use from a patient, health care provider and health care system perspective, with overall aim of seeking solutions for the enhancement of patient safety and outcomes, and the delivery of clinical pharmacy services in the healthcare system. I am interested in researching all dimensions of health outcomes (clinical, economic and humanistic outcomes) to generate evidence that provides insight into the whole spectrum of patient’s health in relation to medicines use and pharmaceutical care services.

Project opportunities for HDR students:

1. Medication use and patient safety across the continuum of care

2. Medicines optimisation in vulnerable populations

3. Patients’ lived experiences of illness and treatment   

4. Medication-Related Burden(MRB) and outcomes

5. Design and evaluation of novel clinical pharmacy service models  

6. Chronic disease prevention and management

7. Quality of life in pharmacotherapy and Pharmaceutical care

8. Pharmacy informatics- e-MM, care delivery, patient outcomes and safety

Teaching | Current

PHARMACY 311- Cardiovascular System

PHARMACY 213-Dermatology


Postgraduate supervision

Mohammed welcomes undergraduate and postgraduate research students for supervision. HDR students interested in doing research with Mohammed as an associate/principal supervisor, can submit their enquiries via mohammed.mohammed@auckland.ac.nz.


Module leader- Cardiovascular System (PHARMACY 311)

Module leader- Dermatology (PHARMACY 213)

Co-course director- PHARMACY 311 (Repiratory, CVD, Renal/Hep module)

Areas of expertise

Medication use and health outcomes  

Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice

Medication-Related Burden (MRB) in chronic conditions  

Quality of life in medication therapy and pharmaceutical care

Development, validation and evaluation of patient-centric measures (e.g. HRQoL and PROMs)

Systematic reviews

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Mohammed, M. A., Moles, R. J., Harrison, J., & Chen, T. F. (2019). Health outcomes and quality of life. In Z. Babar (Ed.) Encyclopedia of pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy (pp. 59-72). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jeff Harrison
  • Mohammed, M. A., Moles, R. J., & Chen, T. F. (2018). Pharmaceutical care and health related quality of life outcomes over the past 25 years: Have we measured dimensions that really matter?. International journal of clinical pharmacy, 40 (1), 3-14. 10.1007/s11096-017-0582-8
  • Mohammed, M. A., Moles, R. J., Hilmer, S. N., Kouladjian O'Donnel L, & Chen, T. F. (2018). Development and validation of an instrument for measuring the burden of medicine on functioning and well-being: the Medication-Related Burden Quality of Life (MRB-QoL) tool. BMJ open, 8 (1)10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018880
  • Mohammed, M. A., Moles, R. J., & Chen, T. F. (2016). Impact of Pharmaceutical Care Interventions on Health-Related Quality-of-Life Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. The Annals of pharmacotherapy, 50 (10), 862-881. 10.1177/1060028016656016
  • Mohammed, M. A., Moles, R. J., & Chen, T. F. (2016). Meta-synthesis of qualitative research: the challenges and opportunities. International journal of clinical pharmacy, 38 (3), 695-704. 10.1007/s11096-016-0289-2
  • Mohammed, M. A., Moles, R. J., & Chen, T. F. (2016). Erratum to: Meta-synthesis of qualitative research: the challenges and opportunities. International journal of clinical pharmacy, 38 (3)10.1007/s11096-016-0309-2
  • Mohammed, M. A., Moles, R. J., & Chen, T. F. (2016). Medication-related burden and patients' lived experience with medicine: a systematic review and metasynthesis of qualitative studies. BMJ open, 6 (2)10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010035

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 505 - Bldg 505
Level 3, Room 329
New Zealand