Professor Kevin Taylor Appointed as First Honorary Professor in the Institute of Nanotechnology and Bioengineering

I am delighted to announce that Professor Kevin Taylor has been appointed as Honorary Professor with the Insitute of Nanotechnology and Bioengineering. Professor Taylor is a leading authority in areas of Formulation, Drug Delivery, Inhalation Aerosols, Clinical Pharmaceutics, Liposomes, Pharmacy Education, Particle Size Analysis. He is currently the Head of the Department of Pharmacuetics and Professor of Clinical Pharamceutics at UCL. Professor Taylor’s world class international reputation and prestige will be invaluable to our research in the Drug, Gene, Protein Delivery Group which is headed by Dr Abdelbary Elhissi.

Professor Kevin Taylor

Professor Kevin Taylor

BPharm, PhD, MRPharmS

Head of the Department of Pharmaceutics and Professor of Clinical Pharmaceutics

Professor Kevin Taylor is a pharmacist who gained his PhD from the Welsh School of Pharmacy in 1986. He joined the Department of Pharmaceutics at The School of Pharmacy as a Teaching and Research Fellow in 1986 and was subsequently appointed as Lecturer (1988), Senior Lecturer (1994) and Reader (2002).

In 2004, he was appointed to a joint post between The School of Pharmacy, University College London Hospitals and Camden and Islington Hospital Pharmaceutical Services, as Professor in Clinical Pharmaceutics. Professor Taylor became Head of the Department of Pharmaceutics in September 2006. Professor Taylor serves on the Commission on Human Medicines and is s a member of the Chemistry, Pharmacy and Standards Expert Advisory Group of the CHM, and the Education Expert Advisory Panel of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Professor Taylor is actively involved in researching liposomal systems for drug delivery. This involves formulation, manufacture and evaluation of their potential for controlled drug delivery to the respiratory tract. He is particularly interested in how materials, including drugs, proteins and nucleic acids, interact with liposomal bilayers. Additionally, his research encompasses the preparation and characterization of formulations for delivery from nebulizers, pressurized metered-dose inhalers and dry powder inhalers.

Much of Professor Taylor’s research sits at the interface between pharmaceutical science and clinical practice. Research projects include the study of dose uniformity and stability of extemporaneously prepared formulations, the mixing of food with medicines administered to children, and the use of inhalation devices by patients.

Professor Taylor is also greatly interested in the social aspects of pharmacy practice and pharmacy education, and has published numerous books, chapters and original papers in this area.

Professor Waqar Ahmed, Head of the Institute of Nanotechnology and Bioengineering

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