I am assistant Professor of community Health at the Zanjan University of Medical Sciences in Iran. I graduated in BSc nursing in 1991, and subsequently gained my Master degree in Community Health Nursing from Tarbiat Modares , Iran. I Graduated from the Institute of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Aberdeen in 2013.
I am Deputy of research in Social Determinants of Health Research center at Zanjan University of Medical Sciences. I am a member of the research committees in Nursing and Midwifery school, metabolic diseases research center and Social Determinants of Health Research center. I am also an scientific advisor of The Scientific Journal of Zanjan University of Medical Science, and Preventive Care in Nursing & Midwifery Journal. I am also language and scientific editor of Hakim Research Journal.
My research interests are Prevention and control of chronic disease, Healthy lifestyle in ill (Hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, CHD& healthy people, using behavioural change theories.
I was previously Head of Undergraduate General Practice Teaching at the University of Aberdeen, and in that role contributed to and oversaw curriculum development, as well as teaching on safe prescribing. My role is now primarily research focused. My areas of interest are evidence based clinically, cost effective, safe use of medicines (prescribed and ‘OTC’), drug misuse, the community pharmacist-general practitioner interface, and exploring the use of the wider health care team in delivering care. I maintain my links with my base discipline of pharmacy through roles at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, as a Faculty Assessor, member of Pharmacy Research UK Steering Group, and Chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain Expert Advisory Panel for Science. I am Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice.