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Research Interests

In 2010 I completed my degree in Human Biology at the University of Huddersfield and began my PhD at Aston focusing on medicines research. Here, formulation of oral liquid antihypertensives formed the initial stages of my project; here an understanding of drug action on a molecular level in a physiological setting was essential. In vitro and In vivo characterisation of developed formulations utilising cell and rodent based models paved the way for subsequent genomic investigations into intestinal transporter expression profiling using microarray technology and bioinformatics. Following my PhD I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Aston on a project focused on in vitro assessment of taste and was carried out in collaboration with market leading pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca, GSK, Pfizer and Bristol Myers Squib as well as UCL. During this time I also elevated my teaching profile and arrived at Aston University as a Lecturer in Pharmacy in 2015. Since my lectureship appointment I have been heavily involved with teaching on the MPharm degree programme and I am pursuing my own line of research in formulation design and development. I have recently been awarded funding internally for a PhD studentship investigating the application of 3D printing technology in tablet production which commenced in January 2018. More recent research tracks have seen innovation in the application of nanoparticle formulations to better target administration in hospital settings.

Teaching Activity

MPharm Third Year Lead

PH2502 - Pharmaceutical Microbio/Genomics/Genetics/Immunol  (Module Coordinator)

PH2503 - Medicines Optimisation through Formulation

PH3603 - Pharmaceutical Formulation III 

PH3608 - Personal and Professional Development: Project preparation and pre-registration 

PH4701 - Clinical Pharmaceuticals and Drug Delivery 

PHMCT3 - Pharmaceutics in Practice 

PHM014 - Drug Delivery and Targeting

Contact Details

Room: MB 434h  
 +44 (0) 121 204 3077
Email: c.russell6@aston.ac.uk

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert

Award Date: 24 Dec 2018


8 Oct 201022 Dec 2014

Award Date: 22 Dec 2014

BSc, University of Huddersfield

20 Sep 200630 Jun 2010

Award Date: 30 Jun 2010

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Research Output

Open Access
  • Development, Optimisation, Validation and Inter-Laboratory Verification of a Reversed Phase HPLC Method for Quantification of Human Recombinant Insulin

    Iyrie, A., Russell, C., Dennision, T., Rajoli, R., Saleem, I. Y., Rahman, A. S. & Mohammed, A., 30 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Advance in Biotechnology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Mapping current trends in 3D printing and the impact on the recent landscape of drug development research

    Russell, C. & Hampshire, H., 26 Nov 2018, In : British Journal of Pharmacy. 3, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • A Systematic Review Examining how 'omics are are Applied to Drug Development Research

    Chowlia, B. & Russell, C., 31 Jul 2017, In : International Journal of Drug Research and Technology. 7, 4, p. 162-179

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • Thesis

    Paediatric drug development: reformulation, in vitro, genomic and in vivo evaluation

    Author: Russell, C., 18 Dec 2014

    Supervisor: Mohammed, A. (Supervisor) & Perrie, Y. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy