Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Department has a long-standing and internationally recognized reputation for high quality translational research with an overall aim of improved healthcare outcomes. Our research spans fundamental drug discovery science, target identification through to health care delivery and lifelong health.   

We are underpinned by world-class facilities for fundamental discovery research through to translational studies. These include state of the art analysis equipment within the Microscopy and Analysis Suite and Chemical Characterisation and Analysis Facility. Recent BBSRC grant success has established an innovative “Advanced Analysis and Imaging Facility under Hypoxic Conditions”. 

The impact of our research on society is demonstrated by 73% of our impact ranked world leading (4*) in the recent REF2014 assessment. Researchers within the department work closely with national and international partners from across academia an industry, creating impact through world-class science.

We impact across healthcare from the identification of new therapeutic targets to inform drug design, discovery of new drugs, better design of medicines, novel biomarker identification for the improved early detection of disease and ultimately the effectiveness and safety of Health Services provided to patients.

Grand Challenges

Our Grand Challenges bring together our world class expertise across the department to address important global health challenges. 

We have identified three key priority areas:

Research themes

Our research is grouped into three themes:

PhD projects

Current PhD projects.

Research Centres and Networks

Our staff are involved in a number of multidisciplinary Research Centres and Networks:

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    Projects

    Research Output

    Accelerating the development of novel technologies and tools for the subcutaneous delivery of biotherapeutics

    Collins, D. S., Sanchez-Felix, M., Badkar, A. V. & Mrsny, R., 24 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Controlled Release.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access

    Biopharmaceutical understanding of excipient variability on drug apparent solubility based on drug physicochemical properties. Case study: Hypromellose (HPMC)

    Zarmpi, P., Flanagan, T., Meehan, E., Mann, J. & Fotaki, N., 2020, In : AAPS Journal. 22, 49.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Biopharmaceutical understanding of excipient variability on drug apparent solubility based on drug physicochemical properties. Case study: Superdisintegrants

    Zarmpi, P., Flanagan, T., Meehan, E., Mann, J. & Fotaki, N., 11 Feb 2020, In : AAPS Journal. 22, 2, 46.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access

    Student theses

    19F NMR sensors for the measurement of pH in biological systems

    Author: Jones, B. G., 1995

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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    A clinical and serological study of adult and juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathy

    Author: Gunawardena, H., 1 Sep 2010

    Supervisor: Stevens, C. (Supervisor) & McHugh, N. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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