Medway School of Pharmacy

Medway School of Pharmacy

Our internationally acclaimed research covers a broad range of themes, genres and disciplines, including pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, materials science, neuroscience, infectious diseases and supporting improvements in health.

World-leading research

The school has around thirty academic research staff arranged in three research groups – Chemistry & Drug Delivery, Biological Sciences, Clinical & Professional Practice. A significant feature of our research environment is the dialogue between research and practice-based staff, delivering research that has ‘real world’ impact.

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, research by the School of Pharmacy was ranked 8th in the UK for research intensity.

An impressive 100% of our research-active staff submitted to the REF and 93% of our research was judged to be of international quality, with 81% of this judged world-leading or internationally excellent. The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of world-leading research.

World-leading experts

Our researchers are at the forefront of knowledge and have contributed to many scientific advances in the field.


Following the most recent Research Excellence Framework, Pharmacy was ranked 8th in the UK for research intensity in the Times Higher Education.

Making a difference

Our researchers regularly collaborate with others. The work we do makes a difference to the world around us and impacts a lot of people.

In previous years, the school has been awarded over £3 million in research and enterprise income to support our research, including substantive awards from:

  • the MRC
  • the BBSRC
  • the Wellcome Trust
  • the Royal Society
  • the British Heart Foundation
  • Pfizer

Our research is published in high impact journals including Nature, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), the Journal of Clinical Investigation and Cancer Research.