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Our research

Research is important at Manchester Pharmacy School. Not only does it ensure that our students receive the most up-to-date information possible, but it also contributes to improving patient care.

In Manchester, this is consolidated further by our interactions with the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC).

Our researchers both interact with our students and collaborate with multidisciplinary and multinational groups from across the globe.


The pharmacy practice group has three priority areas for research that relate strongly to some of the real challenges experienced by patients and the health service:

  • medicine use and drug safety;
  • pharmacy workforce behaviour and performance;
  • prescribing and patient safety.

Pharmaceutical sciences

Our research in the pharmaceutical sciences focuses upon:

  • finding biological markers that can predict the likelihood of developing a disease;
  • identification of targets suitable for therapeutic intervention;
  • de-risking the drug development process by predicting how a new drug will behave in the body using computer modelling techniques.

The strength of our basic and applied research is distinctive in that it is truly multidisciplinary.

It has a strong interface with both the pharmaceutical industry and the NHS, so our work has major impact beyond our own academic environment.