Lilian M. Azzopardi studied pharmacy at the University of Malta, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. In 1994 she took up a position at the Department of Pharmacy as a teaching and research assistant. Professor Azzopardi completed an MPhil on the development of formulary systems for community pharmacy. Her PhD thesis led to the publication of the book Validation Instruments for Community Pharmacy: Pharmaceutical care for the third millennium published by Pharmaceutical Products Press, USA.
Professor Azzopardi co-ordinates the teaching of pharmacy practice which includes clinical pharmacy for undergraduate and post-graduate students. She has spearheaded major developments in pharmacy education within the University of Malta. She has developed at the University of Malta in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago, a course leading to a post-graduate professional doctorate in pharmacy. She has been invited as an external examiner for postgraduate degrees in different schools of pharmacy.
Lilian Azzopardi was interim director of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy and served as a member of the Working Group on Quality Care Standards within the Community Pharmacy Section of the International Pharmaceutical Federation.
Professor Azzopardi's areas of interest include quality systems and clinical pharmacy interventions. She has published several papers in the area and has been invited to give lectures and short courses in several universities. She served as a member of scientific committees for European conferences and chaired a number of oral communication sessions reporting research work in the field of pharmacy practice. She has received research awards by the International Pharmaceutical Federation and the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy.
Professor Azzopardi is the Head of Department of Pharmacy. She was elected to the Executive Committee of the European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy, served as General Secretary and is currently President of the Association. She was admitted as a Fellow of the International Pharmaceutical Federation and of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy for her contributions to the advancement of pharmacy practice and education in Europe and internationally. She was admitted as a member of the Royal National Academy of Pharmacy of Spain.
Awards 1997 International Pharmaceutical Federation Foundation for Education and Research International Travel Award 1999 European Society of Clinical Pharmacy and German Foundation for Education and Research Award 2011 International Association of Pharmaceutical Technology Award 2017 Fellow, International Pharmaceutical Federation 2019 Admitted to the Royal National Academy of Spain 2019 Fellow, European Society of Clinical Pharmacy
Memberships 1994- Registered as a pharmacist with Pharmacy Council, Malta 2008- Registered as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council, UK 2008- Member of the Pharmacy Council Sub-Committee for recognition of professional qualifications 2010-2013 Member of the Pharmacy Council appointed by the Minister for Health 2012-2014 General Secretary of the European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy 2012- Member, Advisory Committee, FIP Academic Institutional Membership 2014- President, European Association of Faculties of Pharmacy
Affiliations Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) International Pharmaceutical Technology Association (APV)
Collaboration Local Pharmaceutical Industry Community Pharmacies Government Hospitals