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Research Interests

  • Formulation development and optimization of orally disintegrating tablets 

  •  Formulation  and stability testing of oral liquid nano medicines

  • Particle engineering through controlled dry particle coating technology

  • Development of cell culture based models - buccal absorption, intestinal absorption, taste assessment, gene expression using microarrays

Teaching Activity

Year lead - Term 1 - First year (MPharm 2019)

PH2503 (Module coordinator): Powder characterisation – size reduction, separation, analysis, powder properties; solid dosage forms other than tablets and capsules, solid state characterisation; Overview of the drug development process;  Packaging of pharmaceutical dosage forms; Pre-formulation and re-formulation of pharmaceutical products.
PH3603: Modified release systems – orally disintegrating tablets.


  • PhD, Aston University (Supervisor, Prof Yvonne Perrie) (2004)
  • MSc Sheffield Hallam University (2001)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (1999)


  • 2016 - present : Professor in Pharmaceutics, Aston University
  • 2015 - 2016 :Reader in Pharmaceutics, Aston University
  • 2011- 2015 : Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, Aston University
  • 2007- 2011: Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, Aston University
  • 2004-2007: Research Fellow, Aston University (PI, Prof Yvonne Perrie)

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UK


  • Director of Research (Pharmaceutical and Clinical Sciences) (2018 – present)
  • Head of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2016 - present)
  • Programme Director –MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences (October 2011- present)
  • Admissions Tutor - MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Delivery (July 2010 – present)

Research Interests


  1. Particle coating and method – date of filing Sept 2017
  2. Dry particle coating device – date of filing 30th October 2014
  3. UK Patent application number 1206802.9 – date of filing :18th April 2012
  4. GB1005976.4     - date of filing: 9th April 2010
  5. GB0920041.1     - date of filing: 16th November 2009

Professional/editorial offices

  • Editorial board member – Nature Scientific Reports
  • Founding Associate Editor for the Journal of Pharmaceutics
  • Associate Editor BMC Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Editorial board member for Journal of Therapeutic delivery
  • Editorial board member for Letters in Drug Delivery
  • Editorial board member for Pharmaceutica Analytica Acta

Contact Details

Phone: +44 (0) 121 204 4183

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Expert panel member – Chemistry, Pharmacy Standards Group (MHRA)

1 Aug 2021 → …

REF 2021 Panel member - Main panel A, Unit of assessment 3, REF Panel

1 May 20181 May 2022

External Examiner - BSc Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Sciences, DeMontfort University

1 Jan 20171 Oct 2020

External Examiner - MPharm, University of Reading

1 Jan 20161 Oct 2019

Founding Associate Editor - Journal of Pharmaceutics, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)

1 Jan 2008 → …


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