School of Pharmacy

Staff Profile

Dr Wing Man Lau

Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics

Background

I am a qualified pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council. I have teaching and research expertise in the areas of pharmaceutics and pharmacy practice. I am currently the MPharm Programme Director for the Newcastle School of Pharmacy. I am also the Programme Lead for the MRes Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine postgraduate programme.

Qualifications

  • MPharm, King's College London.
  • PhD in Drug Delivery, Cardiff University
  • PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Reading

Professional Experience

  • Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, Newcastle University, 2017-present.
  • Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, University of Reading, 2009-2017.
  • Lecturer in Analytical Science, Coventry University, 2008-2009

Research

Areas of Research Interest:

Medicines and drug delivery design and evaluation: This research work focuses on the design of sophisticated drugs and delivery systems to enhance drug delivery. To devise strategies to overcome absorption and penetration barriers (including the skin, mucous membranes and microbial biofilms), this includes pro-drugs, co-drugs, co-formulations, microneedles, nanotechnology, bioresponsive drug release systems, and site-specific drug targeting systems.

Drug toxicity testing: Our work focuses on the impact of the drug system at the cellular level using a range of tissue culture and molecular biology techniques including immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry and Western Blot analysis. The ultimate aim is to improve drug formulation, bioavailability, safety and patient acceptability.

Wound healing: In this work, we study the cellular effects of different wound healing treatments (including hyperbaric oxygen therapy) using monolayer cell cultures and to understand the cellular mechanisms underpinning the wound healing process.

Teaching

I am the MPharm Programme Director and MRes Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine Programme Lead carrying overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of the teaching and learning provision for the undergraduate and postgraduate cohort.

Publications