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Dr Chris Allender 

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Position:Senior Lecturer

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 75824
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74149


  • PhD from Cardiff University (1998)
  • BSc from Open University (1993)

Research Interests

Synthetic Molecular Recognition

  • Molecular Imprinting / Template directed polymerisation
  • Phage display
  • Bio-synthetic ‘antibody-like’ materials

Microfabrication and microfluidics

  • Lab-on-a-chip
  • Multiphasic on-chip chemical separations
  • Microreactors
  • Nanopatterning and molecular gradients      

 Drug Delivery

  • Drug delivery from renal stents
  • Intelligent drug delvery systems
  • Microneedle mediated drug delivery
  • (Epi)dermal genetic vaccination
  • Macro / micro molecular drug delivery

A member of the School's Drug Delivery & Microbiology Research Discipline

Dr Allender's lab blog


Teaching Profile

MPharm Undergraduate Teaching

PH1114 Introduction to pharmaceutical chemistry

PH2107 Formulation science I

PH2108 Instrumental analysis

PH4112 Pharmacy advanced research specialisation

PH4105 Problem solving in pharmaceutical sciences         

PH4206 Pharmacy research project                  

Module leader of PH4112 and drug delivery leader for PH4206