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Clare Hoskins


  • United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I welcome applications from students who wish to undertake PhD postgraduate studies in my team. Former, and current, postgraduate students include UK nationals as well as overseas students from the Middle East and India, undertaking full-time studies in my laboratory. Interested students can contact me directly on to discuss potential projects as well as the application process for these degrees.


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Personal profile

Personal Statement

Dr Clare Hoskins is a Reader in the School of Pure and Applied Chemistry. She has published >40 peer reviewed articles and filed 1 patent. Her research has been supported with over £2M by national (e.g. EPSRC, BBSRC/FAPESP, Wellcome Trust) and international (e.g. Newton-Bhabha & British Council, Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research) research funding. Clare is the Elected Secretary to the Royal Society of Chemistry, Chemical Nanosciences and Nanotechnology Network, she is a committee member of the UK and Ireland Controlled Release Society and she sits on the British Council Grant Review Panel for Newton Grants. In 2019 Clare was awarded the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences ‘Emerging Scientist’ sponsored by Pfizer and also the North Staffordshire Medical Institute Researcher Award. Clare sits on the editorial board of numerous journals in her field, she leads a vibrant interdisciplinary research group within the them of Bionanotechnology and Analytical Chemistry within the Technology Innovation Centre. The focus of her research is the development of a range of multifunctional nanoparticles and their translation into medical therapies and agricultural products.


  • Nanomedicine
  • Drug delivery
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Theranostic
  • Formulation
  • Solubilisation
  • Image guidance
  • Thermo-responsive
  • Cancer Nanomedicne

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Research Output

  • Hierarchical synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles by polyol cum calcination method and determination of its optical and magnetic behaviour

    Saddique, A., Ahmad, Z., Hoskins, C., Mirza, M. A., Naz, A. & Ahmaj, J., 15 Jul 2020, In : Materials Chemistry and Physics . 249, 10 p., 122950.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Prizes

    Academy of Pharmaceutical Science Emerging Scientist Award

    Clare Hoskins (Recipient), 23 Sep 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    North Staffordshire Medical Institute Researcher Award

    Clare Hoskins (Recipient), 7 Nov 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)