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Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Welcome to the School of Pharmacy's research pages. In the 2008 UK RAE(Research Assessment Exercise - national assessment of university research quality), 95% of our research was judged as international quality, with 55% classed as world leading or internationally excellent, ranking us as one of the leading academic centres for Pharmacy research in the UK.

Our research ethos
Pharmacy is a multidisciplinary subject; hence you will see that we are working on aspects of social sciences, clinical sciences, physicochemical sciences and even engineering!  As a Pharmacy school, we focus on drugs to prevent, alleviate or cure diseases and our research programmes range from drug design and discovery, to formulation and delivery, and on to action and use. Increasingly, many aspects of our research are carried out in collaboration with world leading colleagues and research centres in Europe, Asia and North America.

How we work
Our research is organised under two divisions or clusters - Pharmaceutical Science and Practice, and Molecular Therapeutics. Both clusters have a number of key themes and associated research programmes which are mainly funded by UK and European Government sources, leading medical charities and the pharmaceutical industry. Our ultimate aim is to deliver real benefits for patients from our academic research programmes. Thus, we value highly the translational aspects of research.

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Peptides Medicine & Life Sciences
Skin Chemical Compounds
Pharmaceutical Preparations Medicine & Life Sciences
Anura Medicine & Life Sciences
Cystic Fibrosis Medicine & Life Sciences
Female Contraceptive Devices Medicine & Life Sciences
Nanoparticles Medicine & Life Sciences
Pharmacists Medicine & Life Sciences

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Marco Abbate

Person: Doctor of Philosophy

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Sama' Abderahman

Person: Doctor of Philosophy

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Ubah Abdi

Person: Doctor of Philosophy

Projects 2000 2018

Research Output 1978 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

3D printed microneedle patches using stereolithography (SLA) for intradermal insulin delivery

Economidou, S. N., Pere, C. P. P., Reid, A., Uddin, M. J., Windmill, J. F. C., Lamprou, D. & Douroumis, D., 22 Apr 2019, In : Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Plasma Gases
Acinetobacter baumannii
Acinetobacter Infections


Dataset for Nanoscale Hybrid Coating Enables Multifunctional Tissue Scaffold for Potential Multimodal Therapeutic Applications

Guo, Z. (Creator), Jiang, N. (Creator), Moore, J. (Creator), McCoy, C. (Creator), Ziminska, M. (Creator), Rafferty, C. (Creator), Sarri, G. (Creator), Hamilton, A. (Creator), Li, Y. (Creator), Zhang, L. (Creator), Zhu, S. (Creator), Sun, D. (Creator), Queen's University Belfast, 2019




Abdul-Rahim Jardaneh Award for the best overall performance in pharmacy

Ahmed Hawwa (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

ABPI innovation award

Briegeen Girvin (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Risk Reduction Behavior

Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard Award

Nicola Irwin (Recipient), 01 May 2019

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 1997 2020

3D Printed Delivery Systems for Drugs & Biologics

Dimitrios Lamprou (Invited speaker)
24 Mar 202026 Mar 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

China Medical University – Queen’s University Belfast Joint College

Dimitrios Lamprou (Visiting lecturer)
30 Mar 202003 Apr 2020

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

Research Excellence Framework (REF) (External organisation)

Carmel Hughes (Advisor)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

Press / Media

BBC News article

Nicola Irwin


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment


Improving outcomes for people with cystic fibrosis through evidence based clinical trials

Stuart Elborn (Participant), Lorraine Martin (Participant), Damian Downey (Participant), Simon Brockbank (Participant), Madeleine Ennis (Participant)

Impact: Health Impact, Quality of Life Impact

Protecting Women from HIV AIDS: Dapivirine Vaginal Ring HIV Microbicide

David Woolfson (Participant), Karl Malcolm (Participant), Stephen McCullagh (Participant), Martin Catney (Participant)

Impact: Health Impact