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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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    Marco Abbate

    Person: Doctor of Philosophy

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    Ubah Abdi

    Person: Doctor of Philosophy

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    Anas Abed

    Person: Doctor of Philosophy


    Research Output

    Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    74 Downloads (Pure)

    3D printing of pharmaceuticals and drug delivery devices

    Lamprou, D. (ed.), 05 Jun 2020, (Accepted) MDPI AG.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Open Access
  • 7 Downloads (Pure)

    3D Printing of Pharmaceuticals and Drug Delivery Devices

    Mathew, E., Pitzanti, G., Larrañeta, E. & Lamprou, D., 15 Mar 2020, In : Pharmaceutics.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    32 Downloads (Pure)


    Atmospheric pressure microplasma for antibacterial silver nanoparticle/chitosan nanocomposites with tailored properties

    Sun, D. (Data Collector), Turner, J. (Contributor), Jiang, N. (Contributor), Zhu, S. (Contributor), Zhang, L. (Contributor), Falzon, B. (Contributor), McCoy, C. (Contributor), Maguire, P. (Contributor), Mariotti, D. (Contributor) & Sun, D. (Creator), Queen's University Belfast, 2019



    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



    Datasets for "A Multifunctional, Low Friction, Antimicrobial Approach for Biomaterial Surface Enhancement"

    Irwin, N. (Creator), Bryant, M. (Contributor), McCoy, C. (Contributor), Trotter, J. (Contributor) & Turner, J. (Contributor), Queen's University Belfast, 01 Nov 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

    Girvin, Briegeen (Recipient), 2007

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    3D printing as a manufacturing technique for transdermal drug delivery systems

    Dimitrios Lamprou (Invited speaker)

    06 Apr 202109 Apr 2021

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

    Personal Development Review (PDR) Skills for Reviewees

    Caoimhe Clerkin (Participant)

    13 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    People Manager Essentials: Developing Others: Coaching Skills for Managers

    Maryam Malekigorji (Participant)

    19 May 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Press / Media

    QRadio Interview

    Nicola Irwin


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities


    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