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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Psoriatic Arthritis Medicine & Life Sciences
Pharmaceutical Preparations Medicine & Life Sciences
Skin Medicine & Life Sciences
Systemic Scleroderma Medicine & Life Sciences
Pharmacists Medicine & Life Sciences
Therapeutics Medicine & Life Sciences
Autoantibodies Medicine & Life Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2001 2023

Research Output 1978 2019

Community pharmacists' role in preventing Opioid Substitution Therapy-related deaths: a qualitative investigation into current UK practice

Scott, J., Yadav, R., Taylor, D. & Taylor, G., 9 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. IJCP-D-17-00681R4.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

New flavonoids from the Saudi Arabian plant Retama raetam which stimulate secretion of insulin and Inhibit alpha-Glucosidase

Nur-e-Alam, M., Yousaf, M., Parveen, I., Hafizur, R., Ghani, U., Ahmed, S., Hameed, A., Threadgill, M. & Al-Rehaily, A. N., 9 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Utilisation of staphylococcal immune evasion protein Sbi as a novel vaccine adjuvant

Yang, Y., Back, C., Gräwert, M., Wahid, A., Denton, H., Kildani, R., Paulin, J., Wörner, K., Kaiser, W., Svergun, D., Sartbaeva, A., Watts, A., Marchbank, K. J. & Van Den Elsen, J., 11 Jan 2019, In : Frontiers in Immunology. 9, p. 1-17 3139.

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


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