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Dr Matthew Ivory

Dr Matthew Ivory

Lecturer

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Qualifications

  • PhD: School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University (2016)
  • GPhC: Professional registration (2012)
  • Pharmacy degree (MPharm): First Class Honours, Cardiff University (2011)

Career profile

  • July 2016 - Present Lecturer, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University.
  • September 2015 - October 2015 Visiting Researcher, Department of Immunology and Cell Biology, Osaka University, Japan.
  • October 2012 - September 2016 Postgraduate Research Student, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University.
  • Aug 2012 - Present Locum Pharmacist, various locations.
  • Aug 2011 - Jul 2012 Pre-Registration Pharmacist, Bristol-Myers Squibb and St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Merseyside.
  • September 2007 - July 2011 Undergraduate Student (MPharm), School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University.

Key Expertise

  • Ex vivo human skin organ culture and histology (immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence)
  • Human skin immune cell extraction and culture
  • Flow cytometry
  • Pharmaceutical formulation

Research interests

Delivery of vaccines and therapeutics into the skin

Human skin represents an ideal target for the delivery of therapeutics due to its accessibility and avoidance of first pass metabolism. In particular, the delivery of vaccines intradermally can take advantage of the diverse populations of immune cells present to allow for immunisation with reduced antigen doses compared to the practiced intramuscular injection route. The multiple subsets of human dermal dendritic cells and their roles in the uptake, processing and presentation of vaccine antigen to elicit immune responses alongside epidermal Langerhans cells are still under debate and so research in this area is vital to inform future vaccine design.