Nusrat Shafiq is a professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India which is a tertiary care, training and research centre.  She is the convener of antimicrobial stewardship activities at the hospital affiliated with the institute and is involved in stewardship activities in the region.

Her group is involved in implementing various activities for rationalizing antimicrobial use taking into consideration practice settings of low- to middle-income countries (LMICs). In this context, the group standardizes methods and tools for enabling antimicrobial stewardship in resource-limited settings. Nusrat currently leads a group of healthcare institutes for antimicrobial stewardship as part of the Advanced Center of Clinical Pharmacology for Antimicrobial Stewardship. Her research interests include early translational clinical studies such as phase 1 trials, first in human studies and dose-optimization studies. Her research has a special focus on tuberculosis and diseases caused by multidrug-resistant pathogens.

Nusrat has published several systematic reviews, has contributed to literature in research ethics and has authored several research articles and co-authored three books.