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Research Themes

The School of Pharmacy is one of the UK's leading centres for research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Our research focuses on making real-world improvements for patients through our expertise in pharmaceutical science and practice. Our research is grouped into 5 themes with associated areas of activity which are mainly funded by UK and European Government sources, leading medical charities and the pharmaceutical industry.

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Nanomedicine and Biotherapeutics

Development of novel technologies and targeted therapies for advanced healthcare solutions.


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Pharmaceutical Materials Science and Formulation

Design, development and industrial translation of novel systems for patient-focused administration of difficult-to-deliver drugs.

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Drug Delivery and Biomaterials

Development of materials which interface with the body and provide enhanced functionality, such as drug delivery, infection resistance or monitoring of levels of drug or host markers.

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Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance

Basic and clinical research to improve the prevention, detection and treatment of infection.

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Healthcare Delivery and Medicines Optimisation

Development and implementation of interventions that improve the health outcomes of patients in primary and secondary care.

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