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Prof Gavin Halbert

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Personal statement

I obtained a pharmacy degree from the University of Strathclyde in 1979 followed by a PhD in Physiochemical Aspects of Anti-Cancer Drug Targeting Systems in 1984. I worked during pre-registration in industrial and hospital pharmacy settings, joined SIPBS as a lecturer in 1984 and was appointed Director of the Formulation Unit in 1992. The Unit's role is to characterise, analyse, formulate and manufacture putative anti-cancer drugs accepted by CRUK's New Agents Committee for use in human clinical trials, where I have now been pharmaceutically responsible for over 20 novel NCE's. Arising from this are research interests, which include medicinal and analytical chemistry, drug physiochemistry, formulation for both small volume and parenteral and oral products and the GMP production of specialist pharmaceutical products for phase l clinical trials. The latter incorporates research areas such as microbiology and lyophilisation. In addition related research is conducted in drug targeting and delivery systems for cancer chemotherapy for example the utilisation of synthetic Low Density Lipoprotein systems. I have over £10 million in personal career grant income and over 150 published papers, conference abstracts and presentations.

Undergraduate teaching is limited due to the nature of the Formulation Unit's activities to introductory and specialist courses associated with the areas above applicable to undergraduate pharmacists. Since 1987 I have been involved in post qualification education teaching for the pharmaceutical industry and initiated and teach on the joint SIPBS-David Begg Associates Qualified Persons training course which has been running since 1991.


Statistical investigation of the full concentration range of fasted and fed simulated intestinal fluid on the equilibrium solubility of oral drugs
Perrier Jeremy, Zhou Zhou, Dunn Claire, Khadra Ibrahim, Wilson Clive G., Halbert Gavin
European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Vol 111, pp. 247-256, (2018)
Dual level statistical investigation of equilibrium solubility in simulated fasted and fed intestinal fluid
Ainousah Bayan E, Perrier Jeremy, Dunn Claire, Khadra Ibrahim, Wilson Clive G., Halbert Gavin W
Molecular Pharmaceutics Vol 14, pp. 4170-4180, (2017)
Inkjet printing scalable dosage forms capable of increasing the solubility of BCS Class II drugs
Turner A., Halbert G., Florence A.
AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition 2017, (2017)
Automatic capsule filling of liquid particulate dispersions: Importance of API particle size and rheology - a case study
Kreiner Michaela, Elliott Moira, Halbert Gavin
APS International Pharm Sci Conference 2017, (2017)
Influence of physiological gastrointestinal surfactant ratio on the equilibrium solubility of BCS class II drugs investigated using a four component mixture design
Zhou Zhou, Dunn Claire, Khadra Ibrahim, Wilson Clive G., Halbert Gavin W.
Molecular Pharmaceutics, (2017)
A novel methodology to study polymodal particle size distributions produced during continuous wet granulation
Mendez Torrecillas Carlota, Halbert Gavin W., Lamprou Dimitrios A.
International Journal of Pharmaceutics Vol 519, pp. 230-239, (2017)

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Professional activities

Cencer Research UK (External organisation)
Invited talk at BPC September 2009
Invited speaker
Controlled Release Society , USA
Keynote/plenary speaker

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TBC - student placement Bruce Wareham
Halbert, Gavin (Principal Investigator)
Period 08-Jan-2018 - 31-Mar-2018
Doctoral Training Centre In Continuous Manufacturing And Crystallisation | Devlin, Michael
Florence, Alastair (Principal Investigator) Halbert, Gavin (Co-investigator) Devlin, Michael (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Oct-2020
EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant - DTA, University of Strathclyde | Mendez, Carlota
Halbert, Gavin (Principal Investigator) Robertson, John (Co-investigator) Mendez, Carlota (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2014 - 01-Oct-2018
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP - University of Strathclyde) | Wood, Sarahjane
Halbert, Gavin (Principal Investigator) Florence, Alastair (Co-investigator) Wood, Sarahjane (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 01-Oct-2019
EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant - DTA, University of Strathclyde | Brammer, Elanor
Halbert, Gavin (Principal Investigator) Robertson, John (Co-investigator) Brammer, Elanor (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2013 - 01-Apr-2018
Nazer Rajoub 3 month extension, industrial PDRA
Florence, Alastair (Principal Investigator) Halbert, Gavin (Co-investigator) Robertson, John (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Aug-2016 - 31-Oct-2016

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