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Dr Reem Kayyali

Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy and Chemistry, Kingston University.

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Dr Reem Kayyali is an associate professor in the University's School of Pharmacy and Chemistry. Her current research work is looking at optimising the care of patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes and cancer and she is one of a number of collaborators taking part in a two year WELCOME project.

The project is bringing together 12 European partners who are working to develop new integrated approaches to help optimise and manage the treatment of patients with multiple chronic diseases, such as obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure.  The hope is that the use of telehealth technologies (such as smart phones, wireless and cloud computing) can be used by a variety of agencies, as well as the patient, to provide integrated, streamlined and personalised healthcare plans for individuals.

"Such patients often have complex ongoing medical care which usually involves multiple therapies and countless appointments as well as a certain amount of self-management and responsibility for their health condition," she says. "The project is bringing together business managers, IT specialists, consultants, nurses, physiotherapists and pharmacists (like myself) to research a forward-thinking and modern approach to improving the care package for individual patients. The idea that a cancer patient could, in the comfort and privacy of their own home, look up relevant information and advice about their own individual case, on their mobile phone, would have been unthinkable just a few years ago."

Other research and teaching areas covered by Reem include evaluating the cost effectiveness of community pharmacy services, healthcare professionals' and patients' education, empowering patients for self-care, streamlining transition of care and use of blended learning and interactive learning technology such as serious games in healthcare education. Reem has previously developed an e-package to help pharmacy students practise their calculation skills.




Year gained Subject
2000 - present MGPharmC
1998 PhD, King's College London
1994 MSc Biopharmacy, King's College London
1992 BPharm (Hons), University of Nottingham

Career Highlights

Year Position held
2014 - Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy and Chemistry, Kingston University.
2010 - Course director for Diploma in Pharmacy Practice.
2009 - 2014 Principal lecturer in applied and clinical pharamacy, Kingston University.
2006 - 2009 Senior lecturer in applied and clinical pharmacy, Kingston University.
2001 - 2004 Research fellow, University College, London Medical School.
1998 - 2000 Maplethorpe Fellow, King's College London.


El-Dahiyat, Faris, Kayyali, Reem and Al-Abbadi, Ibrahim (2011) A comparison of generic and originator brand drug prices between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the United Kingdom. Jordan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4(1), pp. 35-48. ISSN (online) 1995-7157

Evans, Patricia, Kayyali, Reem, Hider , Robert C, Eccleston, John and Porter, John B. (2010) Mechanisms for the shuttling of plasma non-transferrin bound iron (NTBI) onto deferoxamine by deferiprone. Translational Research, 156(2), pp. 55-67. ISSN (print) 1931-5244

Liu, Zu D., Kayyali, Reem, Hider, Robert C., Porter, John B. and Theobald, Anthony E. (2002) Design, synthesis and evaluation of novel 2-substituted 3-hydroxypyridin-4-ones: structure activity investigation of metalloenzyme inhibition by iron chelators. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 45(3), pp. 631-639. ISSN (print) 0022-2623

Kayyali, Reem, Porter, John B., Liu, Zu Dong, Davies, Nathan A., Nugent, Jonathan H., Cooper, Chris E. and Hider, Robert C. (2001) Structure function investigation of the interaction of 1- and 2-substituted 3-hydroxypyridin-4-ones with 5-lipoxygenase and ribonucleotide reductase. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 276(52), pp. 48814-48822. ISSN (online) 1083-351X

Kayyali, Reem, Pannala, Ananth Sekher , Khodr, Hicham and Hider, Robert C (1998) Comparative Radical Scavenging Ability of Bidentate Iron(III) Chelators. Biochemical Pharmacology, 15(8), pp. 1327-1332.

Kayyali, Reem, Marriott, Christopher and Wiseman, Helen (1994) Tamoxifen decreases drug efflux from liposomes; relevance to its ability to reverse multidrug resistance in cancer cells. FEBS Letters, pp. 221-224. ISSN (print) 0014-5793

Professional Body Membership

Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council.

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