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Personal Statement

Alex is a registered pharmacist who obtained a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacy and a PhD in Drug Delivery from the University of Strathclyde.

Prior to his appointment as a lecturer in 1999, Alex had previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry (Reckitt Benckiser) and as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Immunology, University of Strathclyde, on a WHO-financed project involving the pre-clinical development of parenteral liposomal delivery systems for infectious diseases.

Since his appointment, Alex has developed an extensive research portfolio, encompassing oral and vesicular drug delivery technologies, drug eluting stents, liposomes, vaginal and vaccine delivery systems.

In 2008 Alex was appointed Professor of Pharmacy Practice and has used this science-based practice chair to develop cross disciplinary research integrating and bridging science and practice elements of the pharmacy profession to widen patient access to better medicines and to realise better use of medicines.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Strathclyde

Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of Strathclyde

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Research Output

Characterisation and optimisation of diclofenac sodium orodispersible thin film formulation

Khadra, I., Obeid, M. A., Dunn, C., Watts, S., Halbert, G., Ford, S. & Mullen, A., 20 Apr 2019, In : International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 561, p. 43-46 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    7 Downloads (Pure)

    Plasma metabolomics identifies lipid and amino acid markers of weight loss in patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer

    Miller, J., Alshehri, A., Ramage, M. I., Stevens, N. A., Mullen, A. B., Boyd, M., Ross, J. A., Wigmore, S. J., Watson, D. G. & Skipworth, R. J. E., 19 Oct 2019, In : Cancers. 11, 10, 11 p., 1594.

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    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)


    Antimicrobial stewardship in the management of sepsis in maternity hospitals - a mixed methodology study

    Author: Abutheraa, N., 17 Aug 2018

    Supervisor: Mullen, A. (Supervisor) & Akram, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Clinical reasoning for manual handling risk assessments in community settings : moving from rule based to intuitive reasoning

    Author: Altowayan, Waleed Mohammad S, A., 18 May 2017

    Supervisor: Mullen, A. (Supervisor) & Boyd, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    Economic benefit and competitive advantage from commercial adoption of an innovative non-invasive delivery method for drugs and vaccines

    Katharine Carter (Participant), Valerie Ferro (Participant), Alexander Mullen (Participant), James Alexander (Participant)

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services