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Head of Department

 

Name Position Telephone Email
Professor Katrina Bicknell
Professor in Cardiovascular and Regenerative Medicine; Head of Department Pharmacy +44 (0) 118 378 7032 k.bicknell@reading.ac.uk

Executive Support Staff

Name Position Telephone Email
Sandra Whitaker Executive Administration Officer - Pharmacy

+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

Shaf Choudhury
Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice Pharmacy practice

Professor Parastou Donyai

Professor of Social and Cognitive Pharmacy

 

Social psychology of pharmacy, adherence, prescribing, medication beliefs
Ritienne Fenech Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

Kate Fletcher Associate Professor of Pharmacy Education & Practice  Pharmacy education  
Daniel Grant
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Education

 

Teaching and Learning Dean



Adil Hasham

Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice Clinical pharmacy  
Dr Amelia Hollywood
Lecturer in Health Services Research
Health psychology, behaviour change and obesity

Lee Karim
Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice
 Mental health  
Pooja Kashyap
Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice
Pharmacy practice including law and ethics, services and community pharmacy
 
Victoria Kleanthous Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

Catherine Langran

Associate Professor in Pharmacy Education

School Director of Teaching and Learning 

Pharmacy education, clinical pharmacy, resilience, wellbeing and burnout

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
Mary-Ann Ling Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice
Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice   
Dr Nilesh Patel

Associate Professor in Pharmacy

Programme Director for MPharm Pharmacy

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

 

Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice


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

Sawsen Sabbah
Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice Frailty, renal, Interprofessional education  
Ravi Savania

Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

Department Director of Teaching and Learning

 Pharmacy practice  
Sue Slade 
Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice
   

Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Name Position and responsibilities Research interests
Dr Sarah Allman Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Biochemistry Chemical biology, carbohydrates, glycan analysis, glycan processing enzymes, cell signalling, autophagy, glycoprotein degradation

Dr Hisham Al-Obaidi

Lecturer in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

 

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 for Pharmacy Research Division 

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

Admissions Tutor and Programme Director for MPAS Physician Associate Studies



Dr James Hall

Associate Professor of Biomolecular Structure and Educational Technology

 

Admissions Tutor for MPharm Pharmacy 
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; Programme 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

Deputy Head of School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy

School Athena SWAN lead

Department Director of Academic Tutoring 

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

 

Dean of Postgraduate Research Studies and Researcher Development 
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 

Serine proteases, neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration

Professor Katrina Bicknell

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 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 Lizzy Lander

Lecturer in Pharmacology and Health Sciences

 

Admissions Tutor for BSc Pharmacology
Diversity & inclusion in teaching, cellular receptors (GPCRs) and their roles in health and disease  
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 

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

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

Dr Darius Widera

Associate Professor in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine 

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

CIPPET

Name Position and responsibilities Research interests
Jan Glaze Lecturer in Clinical Practice

Caroline Gowlett Lecturer in Clinical Practice Point of care testing, primary care, elderly care, sepsis management

Nicola Green Lecturer in Clinical Practice  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 Lecturer in Clinical Practice 

Programme Director for - Postgraduate Diploma in Foundation Pharmacy Practice

Pharmacy practice, postgraduate, education

Physician Associate Programmes

Name Position and responsibilities
Dr Sarah Greenwood Associate Professor in Physician Associate Studies

Dr Ishac Jalisi
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

Alice Wills 
Physician Associate Teaching Fellow, MPAS Physician Associate Studies     

Research staff

Name Email address
Ahmad Abdullrahman
a.abdullrahman@reading.ac.uk
   
Cristiana-Ioanna Bercea  c.bercea@reading.ac.uk


Julie Hart julie.hart@reading.ac.uk


Sarah Needs
s.h.needs@reading.ac.uk    
Dr Elanchezhian Rajan
e.rajan@reading.ac.uk
   

Emeritus and visiting staff

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Professor Angela Alexander
     
Professor Vincenza Andrisano       
Professor Gavin Brooks       
Dr Marc Brown       
Dr Clare Crowley
     
Dr Joanne Kitchen       
Dr Patrick Lewis       
Professor Luigi Martini


Dr Rosa Montero


Professor Alan Palmer


Dr Mark Parry




Dr Clare Rawlinson Malone


Professor Kath Ryan


Dr Arif Shivji


Professor Phillip Strange




Professor Ben Whalley


Professor Elizabeth Williamson


Dr Stephen Wright