Details: Born in District Swat, I have been associated with research and teaching for the last 20 years. I got MSc (Botany, 1995), MPhil (Plant Ecology, 1998) from the Botany Department, Peshawar University and PhD (Plant Ecology, 2005) from GC University Lahore. I worked on traditional knowledge system, ethnobotany, ecology, in-situ and ex-situ conservation of valuable endangered plant species with IUCN, WWF, SDC/IC, FAO and UNDP. I have rich experience in the restoration/rehabilitation of degraded habitats and recovery of rare/threatened plant species.
To my credit, I have more than 100 original research articles, both in national and international journals. I have traveled extensively in Pakistan and some countries of Asia. I have actively participated in several national and international scientific conferences/seminars/workshops. I am a member of seven national and international scientific societies and organizations.
I have sufficient skills to write technical reports, project proposals, and concept papers. I have supervised and examined/evaluated many postgraduate and M.Phil theses and dissertations. . I am also the reviewer of internationally reputed scientific journals.
His services for conservation and innovation in the field of Medicinal Plants Conservation and Management were recognized jointly by the Government of Pakistan and SAARC countries by awarding him the prestigious SAARC Gold Medal and SAARC Award in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2005.
I have almost one years experience of work with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (as Agriculture Advisor) in Pakistan. In these one years I have developed different Project Proposal, Concept paper for the rehabilitation of livelihood of local community from forest resources especially from medicinal plants and also from agriculture.
I have also worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany & Microbiology, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. I was mostly involved in the research activities of the University.
Currently I am working as Professor in the Centre for Plant Sciences and Biodiversity, University of Swat, Pakistan. At present I am mostly involved in the research activities of the University. I am also establishing links of the university with national and international organization.
In addition to my above main responsibility of teaching and research I have been assigned additional responsibility of Registrar University of Swat since March 17,2016. Furthermore, Dr Hassan Sher has been working as a Focal person for Himalaya University Consortium of ICIMOD for Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management. He has also been working as Focal Person to Higher Education Commission Islamabad for establishment of Women Campus in University of Swat.