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Dr Charles Heard

Dr Charles Heard

Senior Lecturer

Ysgol Fferylliaeth a Gwyddorau Fferyllol

+44 (0)29 2087 5819
+44 (0)29 2087 4149
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Member of the School's Drug Delivery & Microbiology Research Discipline.

Career profile

  • 2007 – present, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University
    Group leader, Skin and Natural Products group 
  • 1998 – 2007, Lecturer, Cardiff University
  • 1991 – 1997, PDRA, Cardiff University
  • 1987 – 1991, PhD student, Cardiff University
  • 1982 – 1987, Team leader, Amersham International

Scientific and professional service

Membership of: The Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, International Society for Skin Pharmacology and Physiology

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  • PH1122  The role of the pharmacist in professional practice
  • PH1125  Chemical and biological properties of drug molecules
  • PH2107  Formulation science
  • PH2112  Principles of drug design
  • PH2203  Drug disposition
  • PH3110  Optimisation of pharmaceutical care
  • PH3202  Research methodology
  • PH4116  Pharmacy research or scholarship project
  • PH4118  Pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy practice and the patient

Member of the School's Drug Delivery & Microbiology Research Discipline

Research interest

Topical and transdermal drug delivery, development of in vitro models, pro-drugs & co-drugs, topical formulation design (e.g. cream, gel, drug-in-glue patches, medicated dressings), natural products, chemical analysis.  Also:

  • Targeted dermal/dermatological delivery
  • Development of novel transcutaneous and transdermal delivery systems.
  • Rational design of pro-drugs/co-drugs
  • Probing mechanisms of topical drug delivery
  • Natural products (particularly anti-inflammatory and anti-infectives)


  • Dr Rebecca Porter, Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine
  • Dr Joachim Bugert, Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Medicine
  • Professor Alsion Fiander, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine
  • Dr Alex White, Professor R Nicholson, Professor C McGuigan, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Key expertise

  • In vitro topical drug delivery (development of novel models)
  • Topical formulation development and evaluation
  • Immunocytochemistry, Western blotting, cell culture
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis (see Celtic Analytical)
  • Natural products

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Vildan Celiksoy

Research student

Ahmed Yonbawi

Research student

Ahmed Asiri

Research student

Amal Alrashidi

Research student

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