Richard Day is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, UNSW and St Vincent's Hospital and is a Clinical Pharmacologist and Rheumatologist. He teaches clinical pharmacology, therapeutics and principles of quality use of medicines (QUM) to medical students at UNSW. He co-founded and heads the Masters in Drug Development at UNSW. His research includes the pharmacotherapy of gout, diabetes, infectious diseases and psychotic disease and innovative methods of achieving the safer use of medicines. He was chairman of PHARM that advised the Federal Government of Australia on achieving QUM. He is Immediate Past President of the DIA, an international organization dedicated to the enhancement of the development of needed medicines world-wide.