Dr Deborah Lowry


Deborah Lowry

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I joined Aston Pharmacy School in January 2011 having spent three years as a research fellow at the School of Pharmacy, Queens University Belfast, working in the area of mucosal drug delivery to the vagina for the prevention of HIV. I worked as part of a worldwide multi-disciplinary team. I have experience in formulation of many delivery systems, and in pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies

Research interests

  • Member of the Medicines Research Group
  • Design of modified release systems for controlled delivery of peptides, proteins and vaccines.
  • Mucosal drug delivery
  • Aquasomes for vaccine delivery
  • Polymeric delivery systems
  • Pulmonary delivery

Teaching Activity

PH3603: Pharmaceutical formulation
PH4701: Clinical pharmaceutics and drug delivery

I teach 3rd year MPharm Pharmaceutics module PH3CT1 (Modified release) and MSc Drug Delivery and Design module PHM010. I am the module co-ordinator for PHM010.


  • MPhil in Orthopaedic and Trauma, Queens University Belfast
  • PhD in Pharmaceutics, Queens University Belfast


  • 2011 – present: Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, Aston Pharmacy School, Aston University.
  • 2007 – 2010: Research Fellow, School of Pharmacy, Queens University Belfast

PhD Supervision

Opportunities are available for prospective, self-funded MPhil and PhD level research students to conduct research in the area of controlled release.  

Collaborative research is welcomed.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Controlled Release Society
  • UK and Ireland Controlled Release Society

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