Dr Sarah Gordon

Lecturer in Pharmaceutics

University of Birmingham


Sarah is a pharmacist by training, and completed both her pharmacy qualification and PhD (involving investigation of the use of thermosensitive chitosan-based hydrogels for the delivery of cancer vaccines) at the University of Otago (NZ). She was subsequently employed as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen (DK), where she had the opportunity to work on development of predictive in vitro dissolution/release test methods for oral dosage forms. A position as a postdoctoral scientist at the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (a branch of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, DE) followed, where Sarah became involved in various projects related to evaluating, tackling and mimicking bacterial mechanisms for regulating anti-infective uptake and efficacy.

Sarah relocated to the UK to take up a lectureship in pharmaceutics at Liverpool John Moores University in 2016, and was appointed as a Lecturer in Pharmaceutics at the University of Birmingham in 2021. Her current research interests centre on the formulation, characterisation and efficacy testing of polymeric, lipid-based and ‘biomimetic’ anti-infective delivery systems.

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