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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.


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)
Formulation of Nonionic Surfactant Vesicles (NISV) prepared by microfluidics for therapeutic delivery of siRNA into cancer cells
Obeid Mohammad A., Elburi Ashref, Young Louise C., Mullen Alexander B., Tate Rothwelle J., Ferro Valerie A.
Molecular Pharmaceutics Vol 14, pp. 2450-2458, (2017)
Children's brain tumour drug delivery consortium
Rahman Ruman, Grundy Richard , Campbell Emma, Brem Henry, Pearl Monica, Green Jordan, Janoski Miroslav, Cohen Kenneth, Walczak Piotr, Warren Katherine, Lowis Stephen, Mullen Alexander, Boyd Marie, Veal Gareth, Hargrave Darren, van Vuurden Dannis, Powell Stephen, Walker David
Neuro-Oncology Vol 19, pp. iv52, (2017)
Isatin thiosemicarbazones promote honeycomb structure formation in spin-coated polymer films : concentration effect and release studies
García Fernández-Luna Veronica, Mallinson D., Alexiou P., Khadra I., Mullen A. B., Pelecanou M., Sagnou M., Lamprou D. A.
RSC Advances Vol 7, pp. 12945 - 12952, (2017)

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Development of a universal oral influenza vaccine using proprietary non-ionic surfactants, Pharmalinks industrial collaborative project
Ferro, Valerie (Principal Investigator) Mullen, Alexander (Co-investigator) Carter, Katharine (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Mar-2006
Development of an oral formulation of a platinum drug for the treatment of liver cancer
Carter, Katharine (Principal Investigator) Ferro, Valerie (Co-investigator) Mullen, Alexander (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Mar-2006 - 28-Feb-2007
Development of oral veterinary formulations
Ferro, Valerie (Principal Investigator) Mullen, Alexander (Co-investigator) Carter, Katharine (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Sep-2006 - 28-Feb-2007
Formulation for Ryboquin
Mullen, Alexander (Principal Investigator)
Period 30-Oct-2017 - 28-Apr-2019
KTP-AB Vista
Mullen, Alexander (Principal Investigator) Ferro, Valerie (Co-investigator)
Period 05-Jul-2018 - 04-Jul-2020
Oral thin film drug delivery systems allowing complex release patternsfor use in healthcare (SE HGSP)
Mullen, Alexander (Principal Investigator) Boyd, Marie (Co-investigator)
Period 15-Nov-2017 - 30-Aug-2018

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