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Barbara is Head of Pharmacy at the University of Huddersfield. She was appointed as Professor of Pharmaceutics at the University of Huddersfield in 2010. Following her first degree in Pharmacy at Queen’s University, Belfast, she registered as a pharmacist in 1990 and practised full-time in community pharmacy until joining Aston University in Birmingham in 1992 to undertake a Ph.D. Her PhD research project at Aston was in the pharmaceutics and drug delivery field, focusing on microencapsulation for delivery of biopharmaceuticals.

Following completion of her PhD studies in 1995, she was employed in various posts at Aston University, including lecturer and senior lecturer and was Director of the M.Pharm. programme prior to moving to the University of Huddersfield in 2010 as Professor of Pharmaceutics. During this time, she also became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and supervised projects on the application of e-learning technologies in Pharmacy. She was also a Medici Fellow, specialising in driving forward innovation within the university sector and hold several patents in the pharmaceutical area. She has supervised over 40 Ph.D. students and on-going research programmes focus on strategies to improve skin antisepsis and delivery of antimicrobials, solubility enhancement for poorly soluble drugs, the mechanical properties of pharmaceuticals and excipients and nanodissolution.

She has a number of successful collaborations with other universities, NHS and pharmaceutical industry leading to publications and development of new products.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Pharmaceutical salt formation and characterisation
  • Skin antisepsis
  • Development of oromucosal drug delivery systems
  • Nanoparticulates for drug delivery
  • Dissolution and drud release

Research Degree Supervision

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  • Polymers
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Antimicrobials
  • Pharmacology
  • DSC
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacy
  • Skin
  • Viscosity
  • Dissolution
  • Solubility
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • Calorimetry
  • Solid Dispersion

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Research Output 1996 2018

Direct imaging of the dissolution of salt forms of a carboxylic acid drug

Asare-Addo, K., Walton, K., Ward, A., Totea, A-M., Taheri, S., Al Shafiee, M., Mawla, N., Bondi, A., Evans, W., Adebisi, A., Conway, B. & Timmins, P., 15 Nov 2018, In : International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 551, 1-2, p. 290-299 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carboxylic Acids
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Open Access
Particle Size

Hydro-Alcoholic Media Effects on Theophylline Release from Sesamum Polysaccharide Gum Matrices

Nep, E. I., Mahdi, M., Adebisi, A., Ngwuluka, N. C., Conway, B., Smith, A. & Asare-Addo, K., 2018, In : Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy. 44, 2, p. 251-260 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Triboelectrification of pharmaceutical powders: a critical review

Ghori, M. U. & Conway, B., 17 Dec 2018, In : British Journal of Pharmacy. 3, 1, 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Chemical Imaging by Dissolution Analysis: Localized Kinetics of Dissolution Behavior to Provide Two-Dimensional Chemical Mapping and Tomographic Imaging on a Nanoscale

Reading, M., Ghori, M., Brown, D. R., Fleming, L., Antonijevic, M. D., Grandy, D. B., Hourston, D. J., Song, M. & Conway, B., 6 Jun 2017, In : Analytical Chemistry. 89, 11, p. 5882-5890 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Imaging techniques
Polymethyl Methacrylate
Surface structure

Activities 2014 2014

  • 2 Oral presentation

Physicochemical Characterization of Polysaccharides Extracted from Sesame Leaves: a Potential Matrix for Sustained Release Tablets

Muhammad Ghori (Speaker), Barbara Conway (Speaker), Alan Smith (Speaker), Elijah I. Nep (Speaker), N.c. Ngwuluka (Speaker)
2 Nov 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Tribo-Electrification and Adhesion Properties of Cellulose Ethers

Muhammad Ghori (Speaker), Barbara Conway (Speaker), Enes Supuk (Speaker)
2 Nov 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation