School of Pharmacy

Staff Profile

Dr Mark Ashton

Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry

Background

Dr Mark Ashton is a Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy and member of the Translational and Clinical Research Institute in the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

 

Following a career in the pharmaceutical industry (Mark has experience of both medicinal chemistry and process chemistry), Mark joined the School of Pharmacy at Sunderland University as a Senior Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry. In 2017 he moved to join the new School of Pharmacy at Newcastle University; his roles include member of School’s Executive Board, Stage 1 Lead, Admissions Tutor and Outreach Lead.

 

His research interests are in the area of antiviral drug development and he currently has collaborations with research groups in China, India and the UK.

 

Areas of Expertise

 

Medicinal Chemistry

 

Organic Chemistry

 

Heterocyclic Chemistry

 

Professional Affiliations

 

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

 

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching:

Stage 1 Lead

Fundamentals of Pharmacy: the integration of Science and Practice

 

Contributor:

Stage 2 - Pharmaceutical Care: Pathology, Patients and Professionalism

Stage 3 - Applied Pharmaceutical Interventions: Design, Delivery and Decisions

Stage 4 - Research Project

               Targeted Therapeutics: Optimisation, Critique and Responsibility