Professor Nick Shaw

Professor and Associate Dean (Acade

Faculty of Medicine

Associate Dean (Academic)

Faculty of Medicine

Professor and Associate Dean (Acade

School of Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 334 65305


Nick Shaw was appointed to the School as Professor in January 2004 and undertook the role of Head of School of Pharmacy at UQ from 1st July 2004 until 31st December 2014. Nick is a pharmacist, graduating PhD from the University of Manchester in 1985 and was a member of the academic staff of the University of Nottingham from 1985-2003. He was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 1994 and a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in 2010. He previously founded and chaired the Council of Pharmacy Schools (Australia and New Zealand); he is the chair of the APC Accreditation Committee and was the chair of the Australian Pharmacy Liaison Forum in 2011. He has taught across a range of subjects to the second and third years of the BPharm (Hons) course at UQ. Nick has supervised and co-supervised over 45 PhD and research Masters students.

In 2013 Nick was awarded the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s Bowl of Hygeia for services to the profession.

Research Interests

  • Application of a range of analytical methodologies to solve clinical and health-related problems
  • Metabolite profiling methodology applied to nutrient profiles of tropical and other plants and secondary metabolite identification and quantitation from bacteria
  • Drug metabolism, biopharmaceutics, drug delivery and pharmacokinetic studies


  • Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Fellow, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Manchester
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Manchester


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Available Projects

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Book Chapter

  • Saeed, Iqira, La Caze, Adam, Shaw, Paul N. and Parat, Marie-Odile (2022). Opioids and cancer. Perioperative Care of The Cancer Patient. (pp. 140-154) edited by Carin Hagberg, Joseph Nates , Berhard Riedel, Vijaya Gottumukkala and Donal Buggy. Philadelphia, PA United States: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-323-69584-8.00012-8

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

  • Sillence, Martin, Noble, Glenys, Schneiders, Fiona, Bryden, Wayne, Cawdell-Smith, Judy, de Laat, Melody, Jarrett, Mark, Young, Bruce, McKinney, Andrew, Cawley, Adam, Booth, Jessica, Vine, John, Glowacki, Linda, McGree, James, Boston, Ray, Nelis, Samantha, Kirkpatrick, Carl, Shaw, Nick and Smyth, Barry (2012). The pharmacokinetics of equine medications. RIRDC Publication No. 11/117 Barton, ACT, Australia: RIRDC.

  • Vine, J.H., Selvadurai, N.S., Glowacki, L.L., Krstevska, D., Zahra, P. W., O'Callaghan, P., Nelis, S., Sievers, K., Bailey, A., Davies, P., Young, B., Bryden, W., Cawdell-Smith, J., Shaw, N., Kirkpatrick, C., Nissen, L., Basgallop, N. J., Noble, G., Turco, B., Sillence, M. N., McKinney, A. R. and Stenhouse, A. M. (2007). Detecting three common drugs in horses: Frusemide, betamethasone and triamcinolone acetate. RIRDC Publication No 07/129; RIRDC Project No RAS-1A Barton, ACT, Australia: RIRDC.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.