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.


Exploring physicians' views, perceptions and experiences about broad-spectrum antimicrobial prescribing in a tertiary care hospital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia : a qualitative approach
Alsaleh Nada A, Al-Omar Hussain A, Mayet Ahmed Y, Mullen Alexander B
Antibiotics Vol 10 (2021)
Antileishmanial efficacy and tolerability of combined treatment with non-ionic surfactant vesicle formulations of sodium stibogluconate and paromomycin in dogs
Miret Jorge A, Moreno Javier, Nieto avier, Carter Katharine C, Mullen Alexander B, Ambros Luis, Rodríguez Casilda, San Andrés Manuel Ignacio, González Fernado
Experimental Parasitology Vol 220 (2021)
Evaluating the appropriateness of carbapenem and piperacillin-tazobactam prescribing in a tertiary care hospital in Saudi Arabia
Alsaleh Nada A, Al-Omar Hussain A, Mayet Ahmed Y, Mullen Alexander B
Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal Vol 28, pp. 1492-1498 (2020)
An observational cohort study evaluating antimicrobial use in peripartum sepsis : a tendency towards overdiagnosis?
Abutheraa Nouf, Grant June, Mullen Alexander B
Pharmacy Vol 8 (2020)
A qualitative study investigating the barriers to the implementation of the 'Sepsis Six Care Bundle' in maternity wards
Abutheraa Nouf, Mullen Alexander B, Grant June, Akram Gazala
Healthcare Vol 8 (2020)
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)

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
EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant - DTA, University of Strathclyde | Mallinson, David
Boyd, Marie (Principal Investigator) Mullen, Alexander (Principal Investigator) Lamprou, Dimitrios (Co-investigator) Mallinson, David (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2013 - 01-Jan-2017

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