STUDENTS AND EDUCATION
Education is key to developing the scientists of the future!!!
If you are interested in a summer studentship (both QUB and external students!) please email Dr Laverty directly. Most deadlines for studentships are in January/February of each year, so please act early and have your CV at the ready!
We teach across a variety of degrees throughout the University mainly linked to the School of Pharmacy (MPharm, BSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences, BSc Pharmaceutical Biotechnology). We have several educational related publications including the development of an entrepreneurial workshop related to pharmacy and the use a teaching model to advance skills in industrial pharmaceutical formulation and regulatory aspects.
Dr Laverty acts as an external examiner for the School of Pharmacy, Trinity College Dublin. He also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching, a Diploma in Management Practice from University College Dublin (First Class Honours with Distinction) and has completed the Professional Development Course for External Examiners from the Higher Education Academy.
Master’s of Pharmacy Degree (MPHARM)
Level 1: Practising as a Pharmacist (PMY 1017)
Level 2: Pharmaceutical Technology (PMY 2006)
Co-ordinator of Industrial Stakeholder’s Workshops
Level 2: Medicinal Substances (PMY 2126)
Level 4: Business, Government & Industry (PMY 4002): Co-ordinator of Industrial component and Entrepreneurial Workshops
Level 4: Project Module (PMY 4005)
Facilitator within Pharmacists in Schools Programme
BSc Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biotechnology:
Level 1: Mathematical and Statistical Skills (PMY1020)
Level 2: Industrial Pharmaceutics (PMY2020)
Pharmaceutical Formulation (PMY2025)
Module lead on Pharmaceutical Formulation practical
Medicinal Substances (PMY2024)
Level 3: Module Coordinator: PMY3021: Quality Assurance and Regulatory Aspects of Pharmaceutical Manufacture
Pharmaceutical Science Research Project (PMY3022)
Visiting Lecturer China Queen’s College (Shenyang, China)
MORE RESEARCH & FUNDING
Self-assembled peptides are composed of amino acid building blocks which assemble, via intermolecular interactions into nanomaterial structures, in response to physiological stimuli including: pH, temperature, ionic strength, and the presence of specific enzymes. By modifying the amino acid sequence we can control whether these peptides assemble into hydrogels composed of nanofibers or peptide nanotube structures. […]
BIOMATERIALS AND MEDICAL DEVICES
Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are estimated to cost the NHS £1 billion per annum, of these medical device infections account for half of all cases. Intravascular catheters are commonly inserted in hospital and outpatient settings to administer drugs, provide nutritional support and monitor patients. They include peripheral and central venous catheters, arterial catheters and haemodialysis […]
Chronic wounds are amongst the most debilitating and burdensome healthcare disorders impacting society with a UK incidence of 575,600 patients annually costing the NHS up to £3.1billion per year. The scale of this problem will escalate due to an increase in factors that contribute to chronic wounds, for example increased life expectancy (a more elderly […]