Professor Alexander Mullen

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Personal statement

Alex is a registered pharmacist who obtained a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacy and a PhD in Drug Delivery from the University of Strathclyde.

Prior to his appointment as a lecturer in 1999, Alex had previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry (Reckitt Benckiser) and as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Immunology, University of Strathclyde, on a WHO-financed project involving the pre-clinical development of parenteral liposomal delivery systems for infectious diseases.

Since his appointment, Alex has developed an extensive research portfolio, encompassing oral and vesicular drug delivery technologies, drug eluting stents, liposomes, vaginal and vaccine delivery systems.

In 2008 Alex was appointed Professor of Pharmacy Practice and has used this science-based practice chair to develop cross disciplinary research integrating and bridging science and practice elements of the pharmacy profession to widen patient access to better medicines and to realise better use of medicines.


Plasma metabolomics identifies lipid and amino acid markers of weight loss in patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer
Miller Janice, Alshehri Ahmed, Ramage Michael I, Stevens Nathan A, Mullen Alexander B, Boyd Marie, Ross James A, Wigmore Stephen J, Watson David G, Skipworth Richard JE
Cancers Vol 11 (2019)
Characterisation and optimisation of diclofenac sodium orodispersible thin film formulation
Khadra Ibrahim, Obeid Mohammad A, Dunn Claire, Watts Stewart, Halbert Gavin, Ford Steven, Mullen Alexander
International Journal of Pharmaceutics Vol 561, pp. 43-46 (2019)
Proof of concept studies for siRNA delivery by non-ionic surfactant vesicles : in vitro and in vivo evaluation of protein knockdown
Obeid Mohammad A, Dufès Christine, Somani Sukrut, Mullen Alexander B, Tate Rothwelle J, Ferro Valerie A
Journal of Liposome Research (2018)
Optimising carbapenem use through a national quality improvement programme
Robson Siân E, Cockburn Alison, Sneddon Jacqueline, Mohana Abdulrhman, Bennie Marion, Mullen Alexander B, Malcolm William, Armstrong Jennifer, Patton Andrea, Seaton Ronald Andrew
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (2018)
Untargeted metabolomics profiling of an 80.5 km simulated treadmill ultramarathon
Howe Christopher C F, Alshehri Ahmed, Muggeridge David, Mullen Alexander B, Boyd Marie, Spendiff Owen, Moir Hannah J, Watson David G
Metabolites Vol 8 (2018)
Probing polydopamine adhesion to protein and polymer films : microscopic and spectroscopic evaluation
Mallinson David, Mullen Alexander B, Lamprou Dimitrios A
Journal of Materials Science Vol 53, pp. 3198-3209 (2017)

More publications


Design of self-peptide adjuvant couples for enhanced immunogenicity
Mulheran, Paul (Principal Investigator) Ferro, Valerie (Co-investigator) Mullen, Alexander (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2022
KTP-AB Vista
Mullen, Alexander (Principal Investigator) Ferro, Valerie (Co-investigator)
05-Jan-2018 - 04-Jan-2020
Formulation for Ryboquin
Mullen, Alexander (Principal Investigator)
30-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2020
Development of oral wafers as medicines for use in the treatment of pain in children with cancer
Mullen, Alexander (Principal Investigator) Boyd, Marie (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 30-Jan-2018
Novel combination therapies for the treatment of cancer
Mullen, Alexander (Principal Investigator) Boyd, Marie (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 30-Jan-2019
Medical Devices Doctoral Training Centre Renewal | Desta, Abiy
Mullen, Alexander (Principal Investigator) Gourlay, Terry (Co-investigator) Desta, Abiy (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2013 - 01-Jan-2017

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