Dr Aaron Drovandi

Dr Aaron Drovandi


Dr. Aaron Drovandi is an Australian academic pharmacist and graduate of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm), Master of Pharmaceutical Public Health (MPharmPH), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs at James Cook University, in Townsville, Australia. He was employed as a teaching and research academic (Lecturer in Pharmacy) for seven years at James Cook University, and primarily taught into the BPharm and MPharmPH degree pathways. His primary teaching areas included musculoskeletal pharmacy, substance abuse, and clinical counselling, though throughout the years taught into most subjects within these two degrees. He also had experience in teaching postgraduate Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. Primary research areas during this time were in smoking cessation, tobacco control, and improving assessments and work-readiness for health students. Dr Drovandi was then employed for two years as a Research Fellow in the Queensland Research Centre for Peripheral Vascular Disease (QRCPVD) under the supervision of a vascular surgeon and researcher, Professor Jonathan Golledge. During this time he conducted research on diabetes-related foot disease and peripheral artery disease, including the planning of clinical trials, as well as grant and publication writing, and supervising other research staff. 

Dr Drovandi joined the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds in May 2022 as a Lecturer in Pharmacology, and will have a teaching focus on clinical pharmacology. 


  • BMSC 1301 Module Leader
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  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Master of Pharmaceutical Public Health
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Professional memberships

  • British Pharmacological Society
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