Bill Charman is Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Science (MIPS) at Monash University; and the Chair of the FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation) Education initiative (FIPEd). He received his B Pharm from the Victorian College of Pharmacy (now Monash University) in 1981, his PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Kansas in 1985, and a DSc (honoris causa) from the University of London in 2011. He was appointed as the eighth Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor in 2011. In 2015, in partnership with the Schools of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) and University College London (UK), Monash formed 'PharmAlliance' to collaboratively undertake major initiatives in education, research and professional engagement. His research has been characterised by a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to address major issues in drug discovery (especially for neglected diseases such as malaria), drug delivery and the pharmaceutical sciences. He has published more than 350 scientific papers and communications and given over 170 invited national and international presentations. He has received numerous national and international awards, and in 2015, he was one of six researchers at MIPS recognised by Thomson Reuters as a HiCi researcher in the field of Pharmacology and Toxicology.