Drug delivery systems
Bill is Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chair of the International Pharmaceutical Federation Education Executive Committee in The Hague, The Netherlands. He was the founding Director of the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences from 2007 through 2017.
The average annual QS World University rankings for 2012-2017 (in the pharmacy and pharmacology discipline) rank Monash University as the number one program in Australia, the number one program in the AsiaPacific, and top ten worldwide. In 2017, Monash was ranked number two worldwide.
Bill’s research has been characterised by a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to address major issues in drug discovery (especially for neglected diseases such as malaria), drug delivery and the pharmaceutical sciences. He has published more than 370 scientific papers and communications and given over 190 invited national and international presentations. He has received numerous national and international awards for his research and received various fellowships from international professional associations.
Previously, he was Chairman of the Wellcome Trust Seeding Drug Discovery Funding Committee; a member of the Expert Scientific Advisory Committee of the Medicines for Malaria Venture; an advisor to the World Health Organisation; and a Chair/member of Scientific Advisory Boards and two Corporate Boards.