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Dr Ali Athab Al-kinani

Lecturer in Clinical Pharmaceutics

About

I have completed my BPharm from Baghdad College of Pharmacy in 2006. I have worked as a pharmacist in both community and hospital pharmacies in Iraq and Qatar. I have joined Kingston University to pursue my higher education where I obtained my MSc (with distinction) in Pharmaceutical Analysis followed by completing my PhD in Therapeutics and drug delivery.   

My high standard research has been acknowledged nationally and internationally upon being the recipient of various awards. I am an awardee of Graduate Student Research Award in Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality (APQ) from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, AAPS (USA 2015). I was also the winner of the Global Achiever award, KU Talent from Kingston University (UK, 2015) and I was a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) first award winner for the best poster (UK, 2011).

I was appointed as a lecturer in Clinical Pharmaceutics at the school of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry in 2015 where I teach Master of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences courses.

Areas of specialism

  • Drug Delivery
  • 3D Printing in Pharmaceutical Applications
  • Controlled and Sustained Drug Release
  • Eye Therapeutics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Clinical Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Ophthalmic Drug Delivery
  • In situ Gelling Systems
  • Quality by Design (QbD)

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD in Therapeutics and drug delivery), Kingston University, London
  • Masters in Pharmaceutical Analysis, Kingston University, London
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm), Baghdad College of Pharmacy

Professional membership

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Royal Society of Chemistry

Higher Education Academy

Research

Being an active researcher at Kingston University, I am working in multidisciplinary research projects. My research skills range from formulation of drug delivery systems to the investigation of the effect of delivery system on biological systems. I have strong expertise in developing delivery systems to enhance ocular drug bioavailability. Additionally I have developed an interest in using 3D printing technology for pharmaceutical application. Additionally, I have established strong collaboration with national and international institutions which is utilised in developing many empirical research projects.

My high standard research was acknowledged nationally and internationally as I am an awardee of several research awards, such as Graduate Student Research Award in Analysis and Pharmaceutical Quality (APQ), the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

Publications

Number of items: 13.

Article

Mehta, Prina, Haj-Ahmad, Rita, Al-Kinani, Ali, Arshad, Muhammad Sohail, Chang, Ming-Wei, Alany, Raid G and Ahmad, Zeeshan (2017) Approaches in topical ocular drug delivery and developments in the use of contact lenses as drug-delivery devices. Therapeutic Delivery, 8(7), pp. 521-541. ISSN (print) 2041-5990

Mehta, Prina, Al-Kinani, Ali A., Haj-Ahmad, Rita, Sohail Arshad, Muhammad, Chang, Ming-Wei, Alany, Raid G. and Ahmad, Zeeshan (2017) Electrically atomised formulations of timolol maleate for direct and on-demand ocular lens coatings. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 119, pp. 170-184. ISSN (print) 0939-6411

Al-Kinani, Ali Athab, Naughton, Declan P., Calabrese, Gianpiero, Vangala, Anil, Smith, James R., Pierscionek, Barbara K. and Alany, Raid G. (2015) Analysis of 2-oxothiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid by hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography: application for ocular delivery using chitosan nanoparticles. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 407(9), pp. 2645-2650. ISSN (print) 1618-2642

Elwerfalli, Arwa Matoug, Al-Kinani, Ali, Alany, Raid and ElShaer, Amr (2015) Nano-engineering chitosan particles to sustain the release of promethazine from orodispersables. Carbohydrate Polymers, 131, pp. 447-461. ISSN (print) 0144-8617

Book Section

Al-Kinani, Ali A., Calabrese, Gianpiero, Vangala, Anil, Naughton, Declan and Alany, Raid G. (2012) Nanotechnology in ophthalmic drug delivery. In: Souto, Eliana B., (ed.) Patenting nanomedicines: legal aspects, intellectual property and grant opportunities. Berlin, Germany : Springer. pp. 277-303. ISBN 9783642292644

Conference or Workshop Item

Al-Kinani, A., Vangala, A., Naughton, D., Pierscionek, B., Calabrese, G. and Alany, R. (2013) Development and validation of a new HPLC method for quantification of (R)-(−)-2-oxothiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid in simulated aqueous humor. In: American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition; 10-14 Nov 2013, San Antonio, USA. (Unpublished)

Al-Kinani, A, Virdi, K and Alany, R (2013) Formulation and optimization of ophthalmic chitosan nanoparticles using experimental design. In: American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition; 10-14 Nov 2013, San Antonio, USA. (Unpublished)

Al-Kinani, A., Abbas, Z., Calabrese, G., Pierscionek, B., Vangala, A., Naughton, D. and Alany, R. (2013) N-glycerol alkyl chitosan submicron particles as drug delivery systems: formulation and characterization studies. In: American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition; 10-14 Nov 2013, San Antonio, USA. (Unpublished)

Al-Kinani, A. (2013) N-modification of chitosan for improved membrane permeability: synthesis, physicochemical characterization and submicron particle formulation. In: 40th annual meeting and Exposition of the Controlled Release Society; 21-24 Jul 2013, Honolulu, USA. (Unpublished)

Al-Kinani, A. A. (2013) New HPLC method for quantification of 2-oxothiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid permeated through excised bovine sclera. In: 40th Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Controlled Release Society; 21-24 July 2013, Honolulu, USA. (Unpublished)

Al-Kinani, A.A., Calabrese, G., Naughton, D.P., Pierscionek, B.K., Swinden, J., Vangala, A. and Alany, R. G. (2013) Separation and quantification of cystine and cysteine in simulated aqueous humor using capillary electrophoresis. In: 40th Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Controlled Release Society; 21-24 July 2013, Honolulu, USA.

Al-Kinani, A. A., Naughton, D., Pierscionek, B., Vangala, A., Swinden, J., Calabrese, G. and Alany, R. (2013) Separation and quantification of methionine in simulated aqueous humor using capillary electrophoresis. In: American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition; 10-14 Nov 2013, San Antonio, USA. (Unpublished)

Thesis

Al-Kinani, Ali Athab Tahar (2016) Delivery of antioxidants to the lens using nanoparticles. (PhD thesis), Kingston University.

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