Professor Jeff Hughes is the former Head of the School of Pharmacy, Curtin University. He graduated from the Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT) with a BPharm degree in 1978, since then he has completed three postgraduate degrees including his PhD, which he received in 2007. Jeff has received a number of state and national awards for his contribution to pharmacy education, practice and research including the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s Pharmacist of the Year award in 2004, the AACP-Pfizer Consultant Pharmacist Award in 2009 and the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association Medal in 2014. His research interests included pharmacy education and practice, and medication safety. He has published over 230 research and professional papers and contributed to 20 books. Jeff is an accredited pharmacist, a part-owner of a community pharmacy and CEO of Electronic Pain Assessment Technologies (ePAT) Pty Ltd. He is also a member of the SHPA National Translational Research Committee, and serves on the Boards of the Pharmaceutical Society of Western Australia and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.