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
Therapeutics Medicine & Life Sciences
Autoantibodies Medicine & Life Sciences
Pharmacists Medicine & Life Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2001 2021

Novel Biomarkers in Idiopathic Inflammatory Myositis

Tansley, S.


Project: UK charity

MRC P2D - Showcase Event

Mackenzie, A.


Project: Research council

Evaluation of the NHS South Pre-Registration Tutor Training Scheme

Taylor, A.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output 1978 2018

A mixed-methods evaluation of a community pharmacy signposting service to a commercial weight-loss provider

Inch, J., Avenell, A., Aucott, L. & Watson, M. 2 Mar 2018 In : Public Health Nutrition.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

A multicentre study of validity and reliability of responses to hand cold challenge as measured by laser speckle contrast imaging and thermography: outcome measures for systemic sclerosis-related Raynaud's phenomenon

Wilkinson, J. D. , Leggett, S. A. , Marjanovic, E. J. , Moore, T. L. , Allen, J. , Anderson, M. E. , Britton, J. , Buch, M. H. , Galdo, F. D. , Denton, C. P. , Dinsdale, G. , Griffiths, B. , Hall, F. , Howell, K. , MacDonald, A. , McHugh, N. J. , Manning, J. B. , Pauling, J. D. , Roberts, C. , Shipley, J. A. & 2 others Herrick, A. L. & Murray, A. K. 18 Feb 2018 In : Arthritis & Rheumatology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Raynaud Disease
Systemic Scleroderma
Reproducibility of Results
Multicenter Studies