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Research interests include understanding oral biopharmaceutics, particularly relating to paediatric populations. In addition, development of age appropriate medicines to improve their acceptability to children.
Research projects relating to these topics are frequently available.

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Personal Statement

I am currently a Professor in Pharmaceutics within the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

My broad research interests focus on the development of age-appropriate medicines for children. Specific research topics of interest include paediatric biopharmaceutics and development of appropriate in vitro testing strategies to predict in vivo performance; paediatric in silico modelling to optimise pharmacokinetic study design and the impact of drug-food interactions within paediatric populations. This links in silico software predictive models to better understand the mechanics of drug absorption. I am specifically interested in specialist populations (not only paediatrics) and how we can minimise the burden associated with clinical trials. This topic has generated extensive interest from large pharmaceutical companies as well as regulatory agencies and I have funding from the FDA, Janssen and Certara for ongoing projects in this space.

I am actively involved in involvement of children and young people in research, particularly clinical research that impacts upon the treatment of this population. This has led to engagement and outreach opportunities and cross-institute collaborations. I am an active member of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) clinical research network that involves children and young people and ensures that they are collaborators in research where possible.

I am an internationally recognised expert in the paediatric drug delivery research ranging from biopharmaceutics to acceptability assessment.

I am currently the Chair of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (www.apsgb.co.uk)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Drug Delivery, University of London, The School of Pharmacy

30 Sept 199730 Sept 2000

Award Date: 1 Dec 2020

Master of Mathematics and Statistics, Graduate Certificate in Statistics with Medical Applications, University of Sheffield

1 Oct 20101 Sept 2011

Award Date: 30 Sept 2011

Master of Education, Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (SEDA accreditation as a Teacher in Higher Education)., Aston University

30 Oct 200130 Apr 2004

Award Date: 30 Jun 2004

Bachelor of Science, Pharmacology and Chemistry, University of Sheffield

30 Sept 199331 May 1996

Award Date: 8 Jul 1996

External positions

Chair of the APS, Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences

1 Jan 20221 Jan 2024

Visiting Researcher, University of Birmingham

6 Jul 20206 Jul 2024


  • Biopharmaceutics
  • paediatric medicine
  • age appropriate medicine
  • medicine acceptability
  • pharmaceutical
  • multiparticulate
  • dissolution


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