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Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Bill Charman is Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University; and the Chair of the FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation) Education initiative (FIPEd). He received his B Pharm from the Victorian College of Pharmacy (now Monash University) in 1981, his PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Kansas in 1985, and a DSc (honoris causa) from the University of London in 2011. He was appointed as the eighth Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor in 2011. 

The average annual QS World University rankings for the 2012-2017 period (in the pharmacy and pharmacology discipline) rank Monash University as the number one program in the AsiaPacific, and top ten worldwide (in 2017, Monash pharmacy and pharmacology was ranked number 2 worldwide). 

In 2015, in partnership with the Schools of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) and University College London (UK), Monash formed 'PharmAlliance' to collaboratively undertake major initiatives in education, research and professional engagement.

His 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 350 scientific papers and communications and given over 170 invited national and international presentations. He has received numerous national and international awards, and in 2016, he was one of seven researchers at MIPS recognised by Thomson Reuters as a HiCi researcher in the field of Pharmacology and Toxicology. 

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Projects 2005 2019

Research Output 1984 2017

High throughput, quantitative analysis of human osteoclast differentiation and activity

Diepenhorst, N., Nowell, C., Rueda, P., Henriksen, K., Pierce, T., Cook, A., Pastoureau, P., Sabatini, M., Charman, W., Christopoulos, A., Summers, R., Sexton, P. & Langmead, C., 15 Feb 2017, In : Analytical Biochemistry. 519, p. 51-56 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Isoform-specific biased agonism of histamine H3 receptor agonists

Riddy, D. M., Cook, A. E., Diepenhorst, N. A., Bosnyak, S., Brady, R., La Cour, C. M., Mocaer, E., Summers, R. J., Charman, W. N., Sexton, P. M., Christopoulos, A. & Langmead, C. J., 1 Feb 2017, In : Molecular Pharmacology. 91, 2, p. 87-99 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Structure-Activity Relationship of the Antimalarial Ozonide Artefenomel (OZ439)

Dong, Y., Wang, X., Kamaraj, S., Bulbule, V. J., Chiu, F. C. K., Chollet, J., Dhanasekaran, M., Hein, C. D., Papastogiannidis, P., Morizzi, J., Shackleford, D. M., Barker, H., Ryan, E., Scheurer, C., Tang, Y., Zhao, Q., Zhou, L., White, K. L., Urwyler, H., Charman, W. N. & 4 othersMatile, H., Wittlin, S., Charman, S. A. & Vennerstrom, J. L., 13 Apr 2017, In : Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 60, 7, p. 2654-2668 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The role of lecithin degradation on the pH dependent stability of halofantrine encapsulated fat nano-emulsions

Haidar, I., Harding, I. H., Bowater, I. C., Eldridge, D. S. & Charman, W. N., 7 Aug 2017, In : International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 528, 1-2, p. 524-535 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Transforming Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Education in the Context of Workforce Development

Bader, L. R., Bates, I., Schneider, P. & Charman, W. N., 2017, The Hague The Netherlands: International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). 47 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther ReportOther

Press / Media

A$9.8 million fight against superbugs

Jian Li, William Charman, Jiangning Song, Anthony Purcell, Paul Hertzog, Darren Creek, Roger Nation, Jurgen Bullita & John Boyce


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities