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Professor Malcolm Rowland (PhD, DSc, DSc(Hons, Athens), DSc(Hons,Poitiers), DPh(Hons,Uppsala), MSc, MRCP(Hons), FAPS (Hons), FRPharmS, FBPharmcolS) - personal details

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Professor Malcolm Rowland

Role: Emeritus Research Professor

Fax: +44 (0) 275 8349

Telephone: +44 (0)161 275 2358 (Lesley Wright (Secretary))




Malcolm Rowland is Professor Emeritus and former Dean, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and member and former director (1996-2000), Centre for Applied Pharmacokinetic Research, University of Manchester. He is Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Founder Member, NDA Partners, and member, Editorial Board, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology. He was President, EUFEPS (1996-2000); VP FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation, 2001-2009); Board Member, National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs, 2004-2008); Member, Governing Board, EU Network of Excellence in Biosimulation (Biosim, 2004-2009), Advisor, PhRMA initiative in prediction of human pharmacokinetics, and Scientific Advisor, EUMAPP (European Union Microdose AMS Partnership Programme, 2006-2010). He received his degrees in Pharmacy and PhD, University of London, and was on faculty, School of Pharmacy, UCSF (1967-75) before taking up a professorship at Manchester (1975-2004).

He has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from the Universities of Athens (Greece), Poitiers (France), and Uppsala (Sweden), and Honorary Membership, Royal College of Physicians (London). He received the 2012 Sheiner-Beal Award in Pharmacometrics, American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; the 2011 Host Madsen Award, FIP; 2009 EUFEPS New Safe Medicines Faster Award; 2007 ACCP Distinguished Investigator Award; the Millennial Pharmaceutical Scientist Award (FIP BPS, 2000), and the 1994 AAPS Research Achievement Award in Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism. He has been awarded fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the American College of Clinical Pharmacology (Hon), the British Pharmacological Society, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, AAPS, Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the Institute of Mathematics. In 2002 he was rated among the top 200 most cited pharmacologists worldwide by the Institute of Scientific Information.

Professor Rowland is author of over 300 scientific articles, and co-author, with Dr. TN Tozer, of two textbooks, Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics: Concepts and Applications, and Introduction to Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics. He was editor of the Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics (1973-2007), and since 1977 has organised regular residential workshops in pharmacokinetics.  He advises industry and drug regulatory agencies, spending short sabbaticals at the Office of Clinical Pharmacology, CDER, FDA (2002, 2011).


  • 2012 - FBPharmcolS
  • 2011 - DSc (Hons, Athens)
  • 2003 - FAACP
  • 2001 - FmedSci
  • 1989 - DPh (Hons, Uppsala)
  • 1987 - FRPharmS
  • 1981 - FIMA
  • 1981 - DSc (Hons, Poitiers)
  • 1980 - DSc (London)
  • 1977 - MSc (Man)
  • 1965 - PhD, University of London
  • 1961 - BPharm, University of London