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In my role as a Teaching Associate within the Centre for Biomedical Sciences Education (CBMSE) at QUB, my undergraduate teaching is focused in the areas of microanatomy, human structure and function and biochemistry.
As a consequence of my extensive experience in laboratory-based academic research, I have a keen interest in aligning current teaching strategies with emerging research and technologies. This interest extends beyond laboratory science and, through my interactions with the QUB Science Shop, I now embed community engaged research and learning into my personal teaching portfolio.
My post-doctoral research centred on transdermal delivery of drugs and vaccines using novel microarray patch (MAP) technologies and peptides of the innate immune response system. My most recent research project, carried out in collaboration with the international non-profit organisation, PATH, involved the development and characterisation of dissolving MAPs for the delivery of an anti-HIV medication. In addition to this experimental research, I supervised the work of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the laboratory, while contributing to grant acquisition and administration.
Over and above these research activities, my commitment to public engagement with science continues to be evidenced by my strong national standing in this area. I spear-headed the School of Pharmacy’s contribution to a School Universities Partnership Initiative (SUPI), funded by UKRI (formerly RCUK) from 2013-2019, which endeavoured to take scientific research into the laboratories and classrooms of over 270 school pupils in Northern Ireland, making science more tangible and accessible, aiming to encourage them to consider pursuing science subjects at third level.
Expertise related to UN SDGs
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
McCrudden, M. T. C., Courtenay, A. J. & Donnelly, R. F., 20 Jan 2021, In: Drug Delivery and Translational Research.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Citations (Scopus)15 Downloads (Pure)
A sensitive HPLC-UV method for quantifying vancomycin in biological matrices: Application to pharmacokinetic and biodistribution studies in rat plasma, skin and lymph nodesRamadon, D., Courtenay, A. J., Permana, A. D., Tekko, I. A., McAlister, E., McCrudden, M. T. C., McCarthy, H. O. & Donnelly, R., 10 Sep 2020, In: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis. 189, 9 p., 113429.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Development, evaluation, and pharmacokinetic assessment of polymeric microarray patches for transdermal delivery of vancomycin hydrochlorideRamadon, D., Permana, A. D., Courtenay, A., McCrudden, M., Tekko, I., McAlister, E., Anjani, Q. K., Utomo, E., McCarthy, H. & Donnelly, R., 24 Jul 2020, In: Molecular Pharmaceutics. 17, 9, p. 3353–3368 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Evaluation of the clinical impact of repeat application of hydrogel-forming microneedle array patchesAl-Kasasbeh, R., Brady, A. J., Courtenay, A. J., Larrañeta, E., McCrudden, M. T. C., O'Kane, D., Liggett, S. & Donnelly, R. F., 26 Feb 2020, (Early online date) In: Drug Delivery and Translational Research.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile17 Citations (Scopus)28 Downloads (Pure)
McCrudden, M. T. C., Vora, L., Steiner, L., Levin, G., Levy-Nissenbaum, E., Shterman, N., Kearney, M-C., McCarthy, H. O. & Donnelly, R. F., 19 Mar 2020, (Early online date) In: Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society. 322, p. 177-186 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile16 Citations (Scopus)160 Downloads (Pure)
The Mendel Gold Medal in the Biological and Biomedical Science division of SET for Britain 2016 and the Eric Wharton Medal as the overall competition winner.
McCrudden, Maeliosa (Recipient), 14 Mar 2016
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
08 Mar 2021
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in Festival/Exhibition
Christopher Johnson (Organiser), Declan McLaughlin (Contributor), Mary McGahon (Contributor), Alexandra Mawhinney (Contributor), Sharon Eddie (Contributor), Eva Sweeney (Contributor) & Maeliosa McCrudden (Contributor)18 Dec 2019
Activity: Other activity types › Hosting a school group or open day