Professor Yvonne Perrie MRPharmS


Yvonne Perrie

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Research interests

  • Formulation Engineering of Vaccines (including conventional and DNA vaccines)
  • Enhancing solubility and delivery of bioactive molecules using colloid science and technology.
  • Delivery of drugs, vaccines and gene therapies using liposomes, niosomes and other novel particulate systems
  • Design, physicochemical characterisation and development of non-viral systems for gene delivery
  • Tissue Engineering and regenerative medicine
  • Enhancing learning methods in Pharmacy Education

Teaching Activity

MPharm Programme

Pharmaceutics and drug delivery
Module co-ordinator for PH4701


  • 2007 – date: Professor in Drug Delivery, Aston University
  • 2005 – 07: Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, Aston University
  • 2000 – 05: Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, Aston University
  • 1999 – 00: Pharmaceutical Scientist/Industrial Lecturer (joint position), Lipoxen Ltd., The School of Pharmacy, University of London
  • 1998 – 99: Research Fellow, The School of Pharmacy, University of London
  • 1995 – 98: PhD, The School of Pharmacy, University of London (Supervisor, Prof. G. Gregoriadis)
  • 1994 – 95: Pre-registration Pharmacist training, R.W. McConnell & Son, Scotland
  • 1990 – 94: BSc Hons, Pharmacy (1st Class), University of Strathclyde

Membership of Professional Bodies

Director-at-large for the Controlled Release Society (July 2012-2015). 

Director of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Oct 2000 – 2006; Oct 2013-2016).

Editor of the Controlled Release Society Newsletter (Oct 2004 – date).

President of UK and Ireland Controlled Release Society (UKICRS) (Oct 2006 – 2009; 2009-2012).

Chair of Scientific Board of Advisors for the Controlled Release Society (June 2009-2010).

UKICRS Secretary (Jan 2003 – 2006).

Advisory Boards (Current)

  • European Advisory board for the safe use of Adjuvants
  • Member of UK EPSRC College of Peer Reviewers (2001 – 2005; 2006 – 2010; 2011-2014)

Advisory Boards (Previous)

  • Member of the UK BBSRC Research Committee (Panel C; 2009-2012)
  • Member of British Pharmaceutical Conference Science Committee
  • Member of Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain Working Group on the Roberts review of the RAE

Other Society Memberships and Fellowships

  • Fellow of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Fellow of the Biology Society
  • Controlled Release Society
  • Global Pharmaceutical Sciences Education Network 
  • International Liposome Society

Professional/editorial offices


  • Journal of Liposome Research (July 08 – present)
  • Pharmaceutics (June 09 – present)

Associate Editor:

  • Pharmacy (Oct 2011 – present)
  • Journal of Drug Targeting (Jan 2006 – present)
  • Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology (Jan 2009 – present)
  • Journal of Liposome Research (Jan 2007 – July 08)


Royal Pharmaceutical Society Pharmaceutical Scientist of the Year 2012.

This rewards those who can demonstrate an initiative which highlights its importance to pharmaceutical science through its implementation and impact in this sector.

Aston Excellence Award 2012 - Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and/or Technological Improvement.

Aston Excellence Awards are given to recognise outstanding contribution towards the achievement of Aston’s mission to develop Centres of Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Research and Community Engagement, in an environment that values and respects the diversity of the Aston community.  

Fellow of the Society of Biology – July 2012.

Fellow of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences – May 2012.

Collaboration in Formulation Award 2011.

At the British Science Festival 2011 I received this award which recognises projects which have demonstrated successful collaborations, partnerships or open innovation in the area of formulation.

Conference Science Medal 2007.

The Conference Science Medal from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain recognises the outstanding contribution of Pharmaceutical Scientists within 10 years of their post-doctoral experience.

Excellent in Teaching Award 2004.

Team Awards.

CRS Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award 2010, 2012 & 2013.

As part of a team the UKICRS committee were delighted to be awarded this in recognition of our commitment to the developing a research community within UK and Ireland and supporting the CRS both nationally and internationally.

Local Practice Forum of the year Award 2012.

The Birmingham and Solihull Local Practice Forum, which I am a member of the organising committee, was awarded Forum of the year by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, in recognition with our high quality on-going activities and services we offer our membership.

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