Pharmacy provides a broad range of subjects; these include clinically-orientated practice research such as medicines adherence, drug safety, palliative and end of life care, paediatric medicines use, rational antibiotic use, safe prescribing and pharmacy/inter-professional education, as well as laboratory-based and translational areas such as inhaled drug delivery, formulation of children's medicines, and pharmacokinetics.
Before submitting an application to the University, you will need to identify potential supervisors in your desired field of research in order that you can indicate this in your application. There will be a delay in processing your application if this information is not provided. To do this, you can browse the “research interests” tab on the course finder pages which identifies research leads by subject area.
Alternatively you can:
- Search for an advertised postgraduate research opportunity via our Doctoral Researchers search engine
- Browse the school websites. Most schools provide a list of research active staff and their research interests on their website
- Clinical use of medicines in paediatrics, and their development; medicines adherence, pharmaceutical risk; rational prescribing, and the rational use of antibiotics
Contact: Professor John Marriott
- Contact: Dr Peter Seville
- Contact: Dr Anthony Cox
- Pharmaceutical care and clinical pharmacy, particularly related to symptom control end of life care; educational research and inter-professional education
Contact: Dr Christine Hirsch
- Understanding and manipulating cell signalling through Chemistry as means of Drug Discovery
Contact: Dr Youcef Mehellou
- Nanomedicine and drug delivery; the development of soft and hard nanomaterial -based drug delivery systems for cancer therapy and neurodegenerative disorders ; the efficient intracellular delivery and targeting of small molecules (anticancer drugs) and macromolecules (protein and nucleic acid); nanotoxicology of the developed drug delivery systems and other nanoparticles.
Contact: Dr Hanene Ali-Boucetta
- Pharmaceutical technology; more specifically designing nanosized drug delivery systems and understanding how their physio-chemical properties can impact on their behaviours, fate and toxicity in a physiological environment.
Contact: Dr Marie-Christine Jones
Following graduation, Postgraduate Researchers in the College MDS gain employment in a variety of areas though with a majority continuing in research, mostly in Academia but also in the Health, Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology sectors. Others pursue careers in Education, Publishing, Intellectual Property Protection, Technology Innovation, Business, and more besides.
Find out more about where our postgraduate students go