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Dr Hanene Ali-Boucetta

Dr Hanene Ali-Boucetta

Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Nanoscience

School of Pharmacy

Hanene is a lecturer in pharmaceutical nanoscience and part of the team developing the new Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) undergraduate degree programme within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

Hanene teaches and researches in pharmaceutics, drug delivery and nanomedicine. Her primary research interests are in the development and engineering of drug delivery systems to efficaciously ...

Dr Hannah Batchelor

Dr Hannah Batchelor

Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, Formulation and Drug Delivery

School of Pharmacy

Hannah Batchelor is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, Formulation and Drug Delivery. Her previous experience within pharmaceutical industry and the NHS brings extensive knowledge of drug delivery and the design of clinical trials. Hannah is passionate about involving children and young people in research and undertakes a lot of public engagement activity. 

Her research focuses on the ...

Dr Sam Butterworth

Dr Sam Butterworth

Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry

School of Pharmacy

As a Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry Sam is involved in the development and delivery of the Medicinal Chemistry course that forms an integral part of the new Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) undergraduate degree programme within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

Sam joined the university from AstraZeneca where he worked for 8 years. During this time he was accountable for chemistry strategy ...

Dr Anthony R Cox

Dr Anthony R Cox

Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy
Joint Academic Programme Lead MPharm

School of Pharmacy

Anthony is part of the team leading the development of new pharmacy developments within the College of Medical and Dental Science.

Anthony has wide experience of teaching in pharmacy at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. and has participated in medical education for a number of years. He has a keen interest in the safety of medicines, and is senior pharmacist at the West Midlands Centre ...

Dr Chris Curtis

Dr Chris Curtis

Senior Lecturer Law, Ethics and Pharmacy Practice

School of Pharmacy

Chris Curtis is part of the team developing/delivering the Pharmacy Programmes within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

Chris has a long career in secondary care hospital Pharmacy across the UK including 24 years as Chief Pharmacist at an Acute Trust in the West Midlands. He has published in a number of scientific journals and areas of research interest include use of antibiotics, ...

Mr Nick Duncan

Mr Nick Duncan

Academic Practitioner

School of Pharmacy

Nick is an Academic Practitioner and is part of the team developing the Pharmacy Programmes within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. He teaches oncology and haematology on the M Pharm course in addition to inputing into the MSc in Clinical Oncology

Nick is a hospital pharmacist with considerable experience in the fields of oncology and haematology, particularly in the area of ...

Dr Christine Hirsch

Dr Christine Hirsch

Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy

Christine is a lecturer in clinical pharmacy and member of the team leading the new pharmacy developments within the College of Medical and Dental Science.

She has a longstanding involvement in learning and teaching clinical pharmacy both at postgraduate and undergraduate level and also has a research interest in this area. She has a keen interest in interprofessional learning, and is committed ...

Mrs Parbir Kaur Jagpal

Mrs Parbir Kaur Jagpal

Academic Practitioner (Pharmaceutical Practice & Prescribing)
Programme Director - Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing

School of Pharmacy

Parbir is an Academic Practitioner and is part of the team developing the Pharmacy Programmes within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.  She is teaching Pharmacy Practice on the M Pharm course in addition to managing Primary Care placements. Parbir is the Programme Director for the Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing Course which is a multi-professional ...

Professor John Marriott

Professor John Marriott

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy

John Marriott is leading the new Pharmacy developments within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

John has active research groups examining a variety of aspects of clinical pharmacy and has published widely in scientific journals and book chapters. He has major grants from the SHA and MCRN to support this work. He is highly motivated to develop and evaluate the impact of Pharmacy in ...

Dr Julie Mason

Dr Julie Mason

Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

School of Pharmacy

Julie is part of the team developing the new Master of Pharmacy undergraduate degree programme. She has a background in technical pharmacy services, oncology and clinical trials with a particular interest in gene therapy an biopharmaceutical therapies for cancer.

Dr Chris McConville

Dr Chris McConville

Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, Formulation and Drug Delivery

School of Pharmacy

Chris McConville is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, Formulation and Drug Delivery. His previous experience within the pharmaceutical industry and academia has provided him with expertise in preformulation, dosage form design, drug delivery and analysis.

He believes that for most diseases we currently have some excellent drug candidates; but in some cases we just choose to administer them ...

Dr Youcef Mehellou

Dr Youcef Mehellou

Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry

School of Pharmacy

Youcef is a lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry and is actively involved in the development of the Medicinal Chemistry course that forms an integral part of the MPharm (Pharmacy) undergraduate degree programme within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

Youcef’s teaching and research interests are focused on Biological and Medicinal Chemistry. In terms of teaching, Youcef teaches ...

Sarah Pontefract (Thomas)

Sarah Pontefract (Thomas)

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow
Content and Editorial Manager for SCRIPT eLearning

School of Pharmacy

Sarah is a clinical pharmacist and NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow. She is currently working as the Content and Editorial Manager for the SCRIPT eLearning programme and completing her PhD investigating pharmacist-physician communication in the hospital setting.

Dr Asma Yahyouche

Dr Asma Yahyouche

Academic Practitioner

School of Pharmacy

Asma is an Academic Practitioner and is part of the team developing the Pharmacy Programmes within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. She will be teaching Pharmacy Practice on the M Pharm course in addition to managing Community Pharmacy and industrial placements.

Asma is a Community Pharmacist Manager and a pre-registration pharmacist trainee program co-coordinator. She is enthusiastic ...