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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 k.bicknell@reading.ac.uk

Executive Support Staff

Name Position Telephone Email
Sandra Whitaker Chemistry Food & Pharmacy Executive Administration Officer +44 (0) 118 378 4637 s.e.whitaker@reading.ac.uk

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

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

 

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

CIPPET

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  c.bercea@reading.ac.uk


Dr Adam Gadd adam.gadd@reading.ac.uk


Dr Jessica Gusthart j.s.gusthart@reading.ac.uk


Julie Hart julie.hart@reading.ac.uk


Sarah Needs
s.h.needs@reading.ac.uk    
Michele Wood m.e.wood@reading.ac.uk


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