Andrew is Head of Pharmacy and Professor of Pharmacy Education within Swansea University Medical School. His research interests focus on drug delivery and tissue engineering and also pharmacy and medical education. Swansea University is working towards accreditation of its new MPharm degree by the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Andrew is a founding member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, is a registered pharmacist with the GPhC and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Andrew's research interests focus on drug delivery and tissue engineering and also pharmacy and medical education.

Andrew is a keen runner and also enjoys scuba diving.

Areas of Expertise

  • Drug Delivery
  • Tissue engineering
  • Pharmacy education

Publications

  1. & An Evaluation of Curcumin-Encapsulated Chitosan Nanoparticles for Transdermal Delivery. AAPS PharmSciTech 20(2)
  2. & Effect of volume of porogens on the porosity of PLGA scaffolds in pH-controlled environment. Pharmaceutical Development and Technology 23(2), 207-210.
  3. & An evaluation of crude palm oil (CPO) and tocotrienol rich fraction (TRF) of palm oil as percutaneous permeation enhancers using full-thickness human skin. Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, 1-7.
  4. & Optimization of simultaneous carotenes and vitamin E (tocols) extraction from crude palm olein using response surface methodology. Chemical Engineering Communications 205(5), 596-609.
  5. & Simultaneous Recovery of Carotenes and Tocols from Crude Palm Olein Using Ethyl Lactate and Ethanol. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 989, 012005

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Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2018 Present Head of Pharmacy Swansea University Medical School
2016 2018 Dean of Science The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus
2010 2016 Head of School (UNMC) & Professor The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus
2009 2010 Associate Professor The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus
2005 2008 Assistant Professor The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus
1999 2006 Community Pharmacist Locum South Wales / West Midlands
2003 2005 Community Pharmacy and Prescribing Advisor NHS Wales
2003 2005 Project Manager Freelance - with Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain / Swansea Clinical School
1999 2003 PhD Student Cardiff University

Key Grants and Projects

  • Rational Bioactive Materials Design for Tissue Regeneration 2012 - 2016

    European Commission (Luxembourg)

  • The potential of palm oil as a natural pentration enhancer in transdermal therapeutic systems 2008 - 2010

    Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)

  • Percutaneous permeation of palm oil using human skin 2007 - 2008

    Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Member - Swansea University Senate

    2019 - Present