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Prof James Birchall  -  BPharm MRPharmS PhD

A recent image of Dr James Birchall
Position:Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 75815


  • PhD: Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff University (1998)
  • MRPharmS: Professional registration (1994)
  • Pharmacy degree (BPharm): First Class Honours, Bath University (1993)

Research Interests

Joint Coordinator of the School's Drug Delivery & Microbiology Research Discipline

The Gene Delivery Research Group was established in 2001 to develop novel strategies to overcome the extra- and intra-cellular barriers associated with the delivery of macromolecules and DNA to the lung and skin. Specific projects exploit leading UK and European expertise in the use of microfabricated microneedles for transcutaneous drug delivery and a world leading capability in delivering genes to human skin via microneedles. The Group has also developed and patented innovative technologies for the preparation of stable and efficient dry powder and metered dose inhaler formulations for pulmonary gene therapy.

Teaching Profile


Module Leader and Lecturer on MPharm degree


Lecturer on MSc in Clinical Research

Public Engagement

Gower College Swanses

Prof James Birchall engaged in science activities with this years theme 'Genetics and DNA extractions'