Mr John Bell (Australia)

Participant Profiles - Mr John Bell

Mr John Bell


Mr Bell is the proprietor/manager of a community pharmacy in Sydney, providing specialist services to nursing homes, hostels and private hospitals. He is also a practitioner/teacher at the University of Technology Sydney. He is a Corporate Relations Consultant to the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) and Advisor to the PSA Self Care consumer health awareness and pharmacist training programme.


Mr Bell was formerly President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, the Australian College of Pharmacy Practice, the Commonwealth Pharmaceutical Association (CPA), and a Vice President of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). He has served as a Board Member of the Australian Medic Alert Foundation and Diabetes New South Wales; and he has served on the Education Committee of Asthma NSW, on the board of the Australian Tinnitus Association, as honorary pharmacist to the Coeliac Society and as chairman of the CPA/FIP/WHO Malaria Task Group.

In recent years, on behalf of the CPA, he has been a member of delegations to India, Bangladesh, Botswana, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Namibia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Zambia and Zimbabwe to consider and make recommendations on matters relating to pharmacy practice and public health.

Mr Bell has been awarded Fellowships of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, the Australian College of Pharmacy Practice and the International Pharmaceutical Federation. In 1990, he was awarded the Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Association’s award for services to community pharmacy. He was made a member of the Order of Australia in 1993 and, in 2004, Mr Bell received FIP’s highest award – the Andre Bedat Award for services to international pharmacy practice.