17 February 2012 – UCLAN NEWS
Professor Kevin Taylor becomes first Honorary Professor at the Institute of Nanotechnology and Bioengineering
Professor Kevin Taylor, a leading authority in research areas such as drug delivery, clinical pharmaceutics and pharmacy education, has been appointed as an Honorary Professor within UCLan’s Institute of Nanotechnology and Bioengineering.
Having gained his PhD from the Welsh School of Pharmacy in 1986, Professor Taylor held a variety of teaching and research posts within the School’s Department of Pharmaceutics before being appointed as Professor in Clinical Pharmaceutics at University College London Hospitals and Camden and Islington Hospital Pharmaceutical Services. He became Head of the Department of Pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy, University of London in September 2006.
As well as serving on the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) Professor Taylor is 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 while much of his research sits at the interface between pharmaceutical science and clinical practice. His research projects also 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 actively involved in researching liposomal systems for drug delivery while much of his research sits at the interface between pharmaceutical science and clinical practice.
Professor Waqar Ahmed, Head of UCLan’s Institute of Nanotechnology & Bioengineering which is the first multidisciplinary research centre drawing on expertise from schools across the university, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Professor Taylor to UCLan.
“As a world authority on a wide range of pharmacy-related research areas we’re looking forward to a close and collaborative relationship with our own researchers and in particular our Drug, Gene, Protein Delivery Group which is headed by Dr Abdelbary Elhissi.”
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.