School of Life and Health Sciences
Tel: +44 (0)121 204 3006
Room: MB 434e
Applied Health Research Group
Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA)
Aston Research centre in CHildren and Young people's health(ARCHY)
I have been in my current role as lecturer in pharmaceutics since 2010, although I have an even longer history with Aston University.
First of all, I studied here for a BSc in Combined Honours Chemistry and French, graduating in 2004, part of which involved a sandwich year in a university research laboratory in Montpellier, France; this experience whetted my appetite to pursue a career within academic research.
Subsequently, I then studied for a PhD on the subject of formulation and characterisation of particulate delivery systems for TB vaccines, again at Aston University, under the supervision of Prof. Yvonne Perrie.
Before taking up my current role, I was an Aston based post-doc, acting as Formulation Research Fellow for the UK Medicines for Children Research Network.
PH1403: Basic maths, graphical methods, formulation calculations, statistics
PH1404: Routes of delivery, suspensions, emulsions, creams and ointments, liquid filled gel capsules
PH4701: Paediatric drug delivery, microspheres, ocular drug delivery
Based within the pharmaceutics laboratories of Aston Pharmacy School, my main area of research is the formulation of age-appropriate medicines for the extremes of life - paediatric and geriatric populations - with a focus on the identification of priorities for further research in older, established medicines, as well as the use of polymer based systems and alternative dosage forms to improve acceptability and practicality of medicines by, for example, extending stability and providing taste-masking.
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