Queen's University Belfast: Pharmacy

InstitutionQueen's University Belfast View institution profile
Department School of Pharmacy View department profile
Web http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/MHLS/PGSol
Email askmhls@qub.ac.uk
Study type Research

Summary

The School of Pharmacy focuses its research activities on key areas of the pharmaceutical sciences and clinical and primary care aspects of pharmacy. Our research spans a wide range of scientific and professional disciplines. It is characterised by being multidisciplinary, internationally-connected and, ultimately, relevant to patients.

The School achieved an excellent result in REF 2014, we have 92% of our research falling within the highest quality 4 and 3 categories. We are now one of the leading centres for pharmaceutical research in the UK. The School is also committed to research excellence. This is achieved through continual review of research standards, strategic recruitment and development of external and internal collaborations. The School has a a broad portfolio of high quality research income and School staff publish widely in leading journals and present their work at national and international conferences.

Our research focuses on making real-world improvements for patients through our expertise in pharmaceutical science and practice and 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.

  1. NANOMEDICINE AND BIOTHERAPEUTICS This area looks at the development of novel technologies and targeted therapies for advanced healthcare solutions including anticancer therapeutics, nano delivery of macromolecules; proteases in disease and natural peptides.

  2. PHARMACEUTICAL MATERIALS SCIENCE AND FORMULATION This activity centres around the design, development and industrial translation of novel systems for patient-focused administration of difficult-to-deliver drugs including; HIV prevention and multipurpose prevention technologies; solid dosage forms and microneedles.

  3. DRUG DELIVERY AND BIOMATERIALS The area looks at the 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 in 3 main areas, Photoactive Biomaterials, Polymeric Medical Devices and Sensor Development.

  4. INFECTION AND ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE This comprises basic and clinical research to improve the prevention, detection and treatment of infection, in particular Respiratory Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Novel Antimicrobials and Anti-Infective Biomaterials

  5. HEALTHCARE DELIVERY AND MEDICINES OPTIMISATION This area encompasses the development and implementation of interventions that improve the health outcomes of patients in primary and secondary care including Systems of Healthcare Delivery; Quality of Care in Vulnerable Populations and Clinical Paediatrics

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Queen’s University Belfast
Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences

 

Overview
The Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences at Queen’s University has a reputation for excellence in education and research - a reputation which is reflected in our position in the Top 200 Universities in the World for 2021 (THE World University Rankings 2021)

Our hope is that students from around the world will join with us to both learn and also bring new ideas and approaches to help drive forward our ambitions to enhance and advance life.

Through our education and research, we strive to address some of …

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