Dr Affiong Iyire

Teaching Fellow, Pharmacy

Dr Affiong Iyire
Dr Affiong Iyire
School of Life & Sciences
Aston University, Aston Triangle
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK 

Telephone: +44 (0)121 204 4901
Email: [email protected]
Room: MB434d

I joined Aston University as a Teaching Fellow upon completion of my PhD in 2016. I am very keen on laboratory based research and innovative teaching to enhance my student’s learning experience.
Prior to Aston, I was an Assistant Lecturer, then Lecturer, in Pharmaceutics at the University of Uyo, Nigeria for 5 years.

I had, earlier on in my career, spent 2 years working as a Hospital Pharmacist at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Nigeria; and another 3 years working as a Community Pharmacist at Amela Pharmaceuticals, Nigeria. 

  1. PGCE (Teaching & Learning In Higher Education), 2017
  2. Fellow, Higher Education Academy, 2017


  • 2016 - date: Teaching Fellow in Pharmaceutics, Aston Pharmacy School, Aston University
  • 2011 - 2012: Lecturer in Pharmaceutics/ Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Uyo, Nigeria.
  • 2008 - 2011: Assistant Lecturer in Pharmaceutics/ Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Uyo, Nigeria.
  • 2007 – 2008: Pharmacist, King of Kings Hospital, Asaga, Nigeria
  • 2006 – 2007: Pharmacist, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
  • 2006 – 2008: Community Pharmacist, Amela Pharmaceuticals, Uyo, Nigeria
  • PHM012 - Research Project (Module Leader)
  • PH3704 – Quality Assured Pharmaceutical Technology (Module Leader)
  • PHMCT2 – Pharmaceutical Technology (Module Leader)
  • PH4701 – Clinical Pharmaceutics & Drug Delivery
  • PHMCT3 – Pharmaceutics in Practice
  • PHM014 – Drug Delivery & Targeting
  • PH1404 – Formulation & optimisation of medicines

My research interest revolves around transmucosal drug delivery (buccal, ocular, pulmonary etc) as non-invasive alternative delivery options, and comprises:
Alternative drug delivery systems for macromolecules such as insulin
Understanding the molecular basis of specific drug transport
Application of Quality by design (QbD) principles to pharmaceutical drug development
Investigation and development of mucoadhesive systems for a wide variety of applications.

Enquiries from potential PhD students are welcome.

  • The Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (APS)
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN)