Hannah Batchelor graduated from a combined honours degree in Pharmacology and Chemistry at the University of Sheffield in 1996. She went on to work as a formulation scientist at Reckitt and Colman (now Reckitt Benckiser) primarily working on over the counter (OTC) medicines (Gaviscon® and Gaviscon Advance®).
In 2000 she was awarded her PhD in Drug Delivery from the University of London for a research project that explored the use of alginates in coating and protecting the oesophagus from gastric reflux.
She took up a lectureship in Pharmaceutics at Aston University immediately following her PhD where her research efforts focussed on targeted drug delivery systems and gastro-retentive therapies.
In 2008 she joined AstraZeneca as a senior scientist in biopharmaceutics where she worked on several drugs in development and lead the paediatric biopharmaceutics research group.
In 2011 she joined the R&D team at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust as a Research Portfolio Manager to facilitate NHS lead researchers as well as develop collaborations with regional Universities.
Hannah has been a member of staff at the University of Birmingham since 2012, initially as an NIHR funded research fellow working on age-appropriate paediatric medicines.