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Professor S.I. (Charlie) Benrimoj B.Pharm (Hons), Ph.D. F.P.S., FRPSGB, FFIP is Head of the Graduate School of Health University of Technology Sydney 2011 to present). He was the Foundation Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Strategic Planning) University of Sydney. He is a visiting professor at the University of Granada. He graduated with B. Pharm. (Hons) 1976, followed by completion of a Ph.D. 1980, University of Bradford, U.K. His research interests encompass the future of community pharmacy and professional cognitive pharmaceutical services from community pharmacy. These include the provision of drug information to consumers, clinical interventions, patient medication reviews, disease state management systems, Pharmacy and Pharmacist only medications, change management and international pharmacy practice. Research interests involve the clinical, economic and implementation aspects of cognitive pharmaceutical services from community pharmacy in current and emerging health care systems. He has published over 200 papers in refereed journals, 24 major research reports and presented and co-authored 250 conference presentations. He has co-authored a book “Community Pharmacy: Strategic Change Management” (2007). He was the Australian Pharmacist of the year in 2000. He was awarded the Andre Bedat 2010 by International Pharmacy Federation (FIP). He was elected a Fellow of three distinguished international and national societies in 2008 - Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, 2008 - Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, 2007 - International Pharmacy Federation.