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Meet the Team

Head of Department

Dr Katrina Bicknell

Executive Support Staff

Sandra Whitaker

Academic Staff

Pharmacy Practice

Name

Position and Responsibilities

Research interests

Dr Ranjita Dhital Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

Public health, alcohol brief interventions, psychosocial health intervention development, implementation and evaluation, health architecture, visual research methods, Participatory Action Research, Experience-based Co-Design, qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods research

Professor Parastou Donyai

Professor of Social and Cognitive Pharmacy

Director of Pharmacy Practice

Admissions Tutor

Social psychology of pharmacy, adherence, prescribing, medication beliefs

Ritienne Fenech Teacher Practitioner Pharmacist  

Flavia Ghouri

Graduate Teaching Assistant Pharmacy Practice

Antimicrobial resistance and urinary infections in pregnancy

Daniel Grant

Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Education

School Director of Teaching and Learning

Dr Amelia Hollywood

Lecturer in Health Services Research

Health psychology, behaviour change and obesity

Victoria Kleanthous Teacher Practitioner Pharmacist  

Catherine Langran

Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

Director of Experiential Learning

Lead for Teacher Practitioners

Pharmacy education, clinical pharmacy

Dr Rosemary Lim

Associate Professor in Medication Use and Safety

Human factors, organisational resilience, medication safety, diabetes (insulin), dementia, antimicrobial resistance, non-medical prescribing, qualitative research, patient and public involvement

Sophie Oduyale

Graduate Teaching Assistant Pharmacy Practice

Compatibility of multiple intravenous drugs administered down the same line in hospital

Dr Caroline Parkhurst

Teacher Practitioner Pharmacist

Pharmacy practice

Dr Nilesh Patel

Associate Professor in Pharmacy

MPharm Programme Director

Clinical pharmaceutics, pharmacists in general practice and evaluation of pharmacy services

Gurinder Singh Purewal Teacher Practitioner Pharmacist

Pharmacy practice, providing clinical pharmacy services to patients in care homes, medicines management in care homes and a special interest in dementia and elderly care

Mona Qassim

Teacher Practitioner Pharmacist

Mental health

Kim Ridout

Teacher Practitioner Pharmacist

Elderly care, frailty, polypharmacy

Ravi Savania

Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

Pharmacy practice

Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Name

Position and Responsibilities

Research interests

Dr Sarah Allman Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Chemical biology, carbohydrates, glycan analysis, glycan processing enzymes, cell signalling, autophagy, glycoprotein degradation

Dr Hisham Al-Obaidi

Lecturer in Pharmaceutics

Engineering amorphous and crystalline materials for drug delivery purposes, the use of co-crystals and amorphous dispersions in Pulmonary and oral drug delivery, encapsulation of bioactives into more complex carriers

Dr Sam Bizley

Lecturer in Pharmacy

Dr John Brazier

Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Director of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

DNA structure and function, Nucleic Acid targeting

Ryan Coones Graduate Teaching Assistant in Pharmaceutical Science The effects of polyphenols on lipid bilayers

Dr Alexander Edwards

Associate Professor in Biomedical Technology

Impact Lead

Diagnostics, microfluidics, miniaturisation, digital technology for healthcare, vaccines, vaccine formulation, formulation of biologics, innovation, entrepreneurship, technology commercialisation

Dr Francesca Greco

Associate Professor in Drug Delivery

Pharmacy Research Division Lead

Drug delivery, nanomedicines, polymer-drug conjugates, cancer

Professor Rebecca Green

Professor of Biophysical Chemistry

Deputy Head of School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy

 

Dr James Hall

Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Nucleic acid structure, damage and drug interactions

Dr Elena Kabova

Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Professor Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy

Professor of Formulation Science

Pharmacy Director of Postgraduate Recruitment; Program Director of MSc (by Research) in Formulation Design and Analysis

Transmucosal drug delivery (ocular, nasal, oral and intravesical), mucoadhesive materials, mucosa-penetration, hydrogels, nanoparticles, pharmaceutical polymers, stimuli-responsive polymers, encapsulation technologies

Professor Helen Osborn

Professor of Biomedicinal Chemistry

School Athena SWAN lead

Medicinal chemistry, synthetic chemistry, analytical chemistry, prodrugs, cancer, bacterial infections, carbohydrates

Professor Kenneth Shankland

Professor of Pharmaceutical Crystallography

Crystallography of molecular materials, powder X-ray diffraction, single-crystal X-ray diffraction

Professor Katja Strohfeldt -Venables

Professor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Education

Dean (Teaching and Learning)

Synthesis and evaluation of metal-based anti-cancer agents, quality assurance of herbal medicine

Marleen Wilde

Teaching Associate in Pharmaceutics

Polymer-membrane interactions, targeted drug-delivery and carrier molecules, (bio)membrane models, biophysical techniques, neutron scattering

Professor Adrian Williams

Professor of Pharmaceutics

Research Dean (Health)

Medicines design, topical and transdermal drug delivery, poorly-water soluble drugs

Pharmacology

Name

Position and Responsibilities

Research interests

Dr Silvia Amadesi

Associate Professor in Pharmacology

School Director of Academic Tutoring

Serine proteases, neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration

Dr Katrina Bicknell

Associate Professor in Cardiovascular and Regenerative Medicine

Head of Department

Dr Angela Bithell

Associate Professor in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Pharmacy Athena SWAN Lead

Pharmacy Research Division Lead

Stem cell biology, neuroscience, developmental neurobiology, neurodegeneration, epigenetics, functional 3D in vitro neuronal networks, glia in health and disease

Dr Graeme Cottrell

Lecturer in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Director of Postgraduate Progression

G protein-coupled receptors, ion channels, receptors, trafficking, signalling, migraine, inflammation

Dr Mark Dallas

Associate Professor in Cellular Neuroscience

Pharmacy Outreach/Marketing Lead

School Director of Outreach

Neurodegeneration, glial biology, gasotransmitters, ion channels/transporters

Dr Lydia Hanna Lecturer in Pharmacology and Therapeutics  Neuropharmacology, neurophysiology, neurodegeneration, circadian rhythms, hippocampal learning and memory, hypothalamic feeding circuits and control of systemic glucose homeostasis

Dr Patrick Lewis

Associate Professor in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Parkinson's disease, signal transduction biology, enzymology, LRRK2

Dr Alister McNeish

Associate Professor in Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Pharmacy Exams Officer

Pharmacology of ion channels in vascular function, molecular mechanism of omega 3 fatty acids in vascular function, effects of cannabinoids in epilepsy/seizure, neurovascular interactions in epilepsy/seizure. Methods include: electrophysiology, myography, molecular biology, and behavioural

Professor Gary Stephens

Professor of Pharmacology

Director of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Presynaptic calcium channels, G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR), plant derived cannabinoids, inhibitory neurotransmission in the cerebellum

Dr Francesco Tamagnini

Lecturer in Pharmacology

Neuropharmacology, neurophysiology, neurodegeneration, hippocampal learning and memory, perirhinal cortex function, visual recognition memory, functional maturation of stem cell derived neurons, neuronal excitability

Dr Sakthivel Vaiyapuri

Associate Professor in Cardiovascular & Venom Pharmacology Cardiovascular, platelets, thrombosis, inflammation, venom toxicology

Dr Darius Widera

Associate Professor in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Study Abroad and ERASMUS Coordinator

Stem cells, inflammation, extracellular vesicles, regeneration, signal transduction

CIPPET

Name

Position and Responsibilities

Research interests

Sanjay Desai

Senior Teaching Fellow (CIPPET)

Primary care, clinical pharmacists, diabetes
Kate Fletcher Associate Professor of Pharmacy Education & Practice  Pharmacy education

Kat Hall

Associate Professor of Clinical Education

Director of Centre for Inter-Professional Postgraduate Education and Training (CIPPET)

Clinical education, postgraduate taught education, independent prescribing, workplace-based education and training, interprofessional education, neonatal care, medicines in pregnancy and breastfeeding

Elizabeth Halley

Senior Teaching Fellow (CIPPET)

Nurse education, independent prescribing, wound care

Amareen Kamboh

Senior Teaching Fellow (CIPPET)

Programme Director - Postgraduate Diploma in Foundation Pharmacy Practice

Pharmacy practice, postgraduate, education

Tim Langran

Senior Teaching Fellow (CIPPET)

Primary care, clinical pharmacists, diabetes

Sue Slade

Senior Teaching Fellow (CIPPET)

Pharmacist Lead for Independent Prescribing Programme

Anisha Soni Senior Teaching Fellow (CIPPET)

Clinical Pharmacists, public health, cardiac medicine, critical care medicine, deprescribing

Physician Associate Programme

Name

Position and Responsibilities

Dr Sarah Greenwood

Lecturer Physician Associate Programme

Dr Simone Magee

Academic Director Physician Associate Programme

Dr Richard Perry

Lecturer Physician Associate Programme

 

Research Staff

Name

Email address

Dr Jessica Gusthart

j.s.gusthart@reading.ac.uk

Dr Sophie Jegouic

s.m.jegouic@reading.ac.uk

Stuart Malthus s.j.malthus@reading.ac.uk

Dr Claudia Manzoni

c.manzoni@reading.ac.uk

Sarah Needs s.h.needs@reading.ac.uk
Dr Ben Pages b.j.pages@reading.ac.uk
Dr Emma Sery emma.sery@reading.ac.uk
Michele Wood m.e.wood@reading.ac.uk

Emeritus and Visiting Staff

Name

Professor Angela Alexander

Professor Vincenza Andrisano

Dr Andrew Brewster

Dr Marc Brown

Dr Helena Cimarosti

Dr Clare Crowley

Dr Joanne Kitchen

Dr Kate Masters

Dr Charles McKenna

Dr Rosa Montero

Prof Alan Palmer

Dr Mark Parry

Dr Clare Rawlinson Malone

Professor Kath Ryan

Dr Arif Shivji

Dr Nicola Stoner

Professor Phillip Strange

Professor Ben Whalley

Professor Elizabeth Williamson

Dr Stephen Wright

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