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Head of Department


Name Position Telephone Email
Dr Katrina Bicknell
Associate Professor; Head of Department Pharmacy +44 (0) 118 378 7032

Executive Support Staff

Name Position Telephone Email
Sandra Whitaker Chemistry Food & Pharmacy Executive Administration Officer +44 (0) 118 378 4637

Academic staff

Pharmacy Practice

Name Position and responsibilities Research interests
Zeenat Beg
Graduate Teaching Assistant Exploring undergraduate pharmacy students' academic resilience

Ruth Botting Graduate Teaching Assistant

Amandeep Dhaliwal
Teacher Practitioner Pharmacist 

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

Social psychology of pharmacy, adherence, prescribing, medication beliefs
Ritienne Fenech Teacher Practitioner Pharmacist

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

Associate Professor in Pharmacy Education


Director of Experiential Learning


Lead for Teacher Practitioners

Pharmacy education, clinical pharmacy

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

Ramin Saleh
Graduate Teaching Assistant 
Experiences of pain and pain management in elite athletes and the general population with chronic pain

Ravi Savani
Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice


Departmental Director of Teaching and Learning

 Pharmacy practice  
Sabbah Sawsen

Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

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

Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Name Position and responsibilities Research interests
Dr Sarah Allman Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

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


Admissions Tutor (MPAS Physician Associate Studies)

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 anticancer agents, quality assurance of herbal medicine

Professor Adrian Williams

Professor of Pharmaceutics


Research Dean (Health)

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


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


Admissions Tutor (MPharm Pharmacy)

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 Leanne Black Lecturer in Pharmacology

Dr Graeme Cottrell

Associate Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


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 Maria Maiaru Lecturer in Pharmacology Pain mechanisms, pharmacology of chronic pain, autophagy, neurodegeneration

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


Admissions Tutor (BSc Pharmacology)

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


Name Position and responsibilities Research interests
Sanjay Desai Senior Teaching Fellow (CIPPET) Primary care, clinical pharmacists, diabetes

Paul Flattery Teacher Practitioner Pharmacist Microbiology and infectious diseases, Acute/Emergency medicine

Kate Fletcher Associate Professor of Pharmacy Education & Practice


Programme Director - MSc Clinical Pharmacy Practice

Pharmacy education

Jan Glaze Senior Teaching Fellow (CIPPET)

Caroline Gowlett Senior Teaching Fellow (CIPPET) Point of care testing, primary care, elderly care, sepsis management

Nicola Green Senior Teaching Fellow (CIPPET) Acute medicine, frailty, deprescribing, antimicrobial stewardship

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

Amareen Kamboh

Senior Teaching Fellow (CIPPET)


Programme Director - Postgraduate Diploma in Foundation Pharmacy Practice

Pharmacy practice, postgraduate, education

Tim Langran Senior Teaching Fellow Primary care, clinical pharmacists, diabetes

Sue Slade

Senior Teaching Fellow (CIPPET)


Pharmacist Lead for Independent Prescribing Programme

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

Sam Warrior Lecturer Physician Associate Programme

Research staff

Name Email address
Cristiana-Ioanna Bercea

Dr Adam Gadd

Dr Jessica Gusthart

Julie Hart

Sarah Needs    
Michele Wood

Emeritus and visiting staff

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Professor Luigi Martini

Dr Kate Masters

Dr Charles McKenna

Dr Rosa Montero

Professor 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