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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 2019

Achieving gastroresistance without coating: Formulation of capsule shells from enteric polymers

Barbosa, J. A. C., Al-Kauraishi, M. M., Smith, A. M., Conway, B. R. & Merchant, H. A., 18 Sep 2019, In : European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics. 144, p. 174-179 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dosage Forms
Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Effect of preparation method on the surface properties and UV imaging of indomethacin solid dispersions

Asare-Addo, K., Totea, A-M., Mawla, N., Walton, K., Taheri, S., Ward, A., Adebisi, A., Al Shafiee, M., Timmins, P. & Conway, B., 1 Apr 2019, In : European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics. 137, p. 148-163 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Freeze Drying
Surface Properties
Powder Diffraction
Differential Scanning Calorimetry
1 Citation (Scopus)

Hot-melt extrusion process impact on polymer choice of glyburide solid dispersions: The effect of wettability and dissolution

Alshafiee, M., Aljammal, M. K., Markl, D., Ward, A., Walton, K., Blunt, L., Korde, S., Pagire, S. K., Kelly, A. L., Paradkar, A., Conway, B. R. & Asare-Addo, K., 25 Mar 2019, In : International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 559, p. 245-254 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Powder Diffraction
Differential Scanning Calorimetry
1 Citation (Scopus)

In-situ 3D nanoscale advanced imaging algorithms with integrated chemical imaging for the characterisation of pharmaceuticals

Nirwan, J., Conway, B. & Ghori, M. U., 1 Jun 2019, In : RSC Advances. 9, 28, p. 16119-16129 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Drug products
Imaging techniques

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