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Steering Group, European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences

Personal Statement

Clive Wilson is the J. P. Todd Professor of Pharmaceutics at Strathclyde University and serves on the European Union Federation of Pharmaceutical Sciences teaching and overseas liaison committee. He completed his Ph.D. with Professor Dennis Parke in drug metabolism at the University of Surrey. His first position was an Asthma Research Council Fellow at the Cardiothoracic Institute, London becoming a Lecturer in Biochemical Pharmacology and moving to Nottingham Medical School to become Reader in Applied Pharmacology.

Major areas of research have been the study of the behaviour of drug formulations in man. With colleagues at Nottingham, he pioneered applications of scintigraphy in the study of physiological and patho-physiological effects on drug absorption following oral, nasal, pulmonary and ophthalmic delivery. In the university, his group collaborates with industry on ophthalmic drug delivery projects especially related to the behaviour of ocular implants. He is a member of the steering group of the IMI OrBiTo programme and co-manages the Strathclyde group with Professor Gavin Halbert. Recent new areas of interest include additive soft and hard matrix technologies for drug delivery, and several programmes in novel therapies for treating ulcerative colitis.

Primary Teaching activities are in the field of Biopharmaceutics and formulation research.


  • ophthalmology
  • gastroenterology
  • drug delivery
  • imaging

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Projects 2004 2018

BTG- Hyperspectral Imaging Centre

Marshall, S. & Wilson, C.

4/04/11 → …

Project: Internally funded project

EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant - DTA, University of Strathclyde | Brownlee, William John

Seib, P., Wilson, C. & Brownlee, W. J.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)


Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

Research Output 2001 2019

Biological performance of electrospun polymer fibres

Hall Barrientos, I. J., MacKenzie, G. R., Wilson, C. G., Lamprou, D. A. & Coats, P., 24 Jan 2019, In : Materials. 12, 3, 13 p., 363.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cell adhesion

A review of the emerging role of silk for the treatment of the eye

Tran, S. H., Wilson, C. G. & Seib, F. P., 5 Dec 2018, In : Pharmaceutical Research. 35, 12, 16 p., 248.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Drug delivery
Surgical Mesh
Bearings (structural)


A tissue-engineered approach to hernia repair

Author: Hall Barrientos, I., 1 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Wilson, C. (Supervisor) & Black, R. A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Impact of end groups of PLGA on polymer properties and ocular implant performance

Author: Badawi, M. A. M. A., 1 Dec 2016

Supervisor: Wilson, C. (Supervisor) & Cormack, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis



Clive Wilson (Recipient), 15 Aug 2010

Prize: National/international honour


Clive Wilson (Recipient), 3 Jun 2010

Prize: National/international honour

Activities 2001 2009

  • 3 Key-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences
  • 2 Editorial board member
  • 2 Membership of committee
  • 1 Membership of board

European Federation of Pharmaceutical Sciences (External organisation)

Clive Wilson (Chair)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

34th Controlled Release Society Conference, USA

Clive Wilson (Keynote/plenary speaker)
Jan 2008

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences