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Dr John Fletcher

Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics

About

I moved down to London from Huddersfield to complete my undergraduate degree in Pharmacy at the University of London School of Pharmacy. Following this I had a stint as a community pharmacist before returning to read a PhD entitled The Use of a Second Excipient to Alter the Characteristics of PVP-Drug Solid Dispersions. I then spent a year working for the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency as a pharmaceutical assessor looking at new product licensing. Following this I did some work as a Post-Doc looking at the expression of erythropoietin in E. coli with a view to subsequent PEGylation. As a senior lecturer in Pharmaceutics at Kingston University I have an interest in solid dosage form design and analysis with applications ranging for the pharmaceutics side to the forensics and crime. I am also interested in technology enhanced learning and in particular lecture casts and flipped learning.

Areas of specialism

  • Analysis of solid state
  • Amorphous formulation (both small molecule and macro-molecule actives) via spray drying
  • Targeted drug delivery (GIT)
  • Forensic applications of near infra red spectroscopy
  • Principal component analysis (PCA) & soft independent modeling of class analogy (SIMCA)
  • Technology enhanced learning: videos and screen casts to support flipped learning
  • Innovation in community pharmacy
  • Regulation of medicines

Qualifications

  • PGCE in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, Kingston University
  • PhD in Pharmaceutics, University of London, School of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of London, School of Pharmacy

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