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Senior Lecturer in Formulation Sciences

I am a Lecturer in Formulation Sciences and a practicing pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (2006 – present). I graduated with an MPharm degree from the University of Sunderland in 2005 and completed the pre-registration year at the University Hospital of North Tees.

My PhD was obtained in the area of pharmaceutics, investigating the physical, chemical, and mechanical properties of a new type of capsule shell for drug delivery. In addition, I undertook postdoctoral work developing orally dispersible tablet formulations.

I've previously worked as an academic tutor at the university (2011-2020), teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students various courses (MPharm Pharmacy, BSc (Hons) Biopharmaceutical Science, BSc (Hons) Cosmetic Science, MSc Drug Development and Discovery, MSc Pharmaceutical and BioPharmceutical Formulations). In February 2020, I joined as a full-time lecturer.

Teaching and supervision

Research interests for potential research students

  • Dosage form design for enhancing drug delivery – in particular solid dosage forms such as tablets and capsules
  • Skincare formulations



Number of items: 6.


Solaiman, Amanda, Tatari, A.K. and Elkordy, Amal (2017) Naproxen Microparticulate Systems Prepared Using In Situ Crystallisation and Freeze-Drying Techniques. AAPS PharmSciTech - Invited article, 18 (5). pp. 1438-1446. ISSN 1530-9932

Solaiman, Amanda, Suliman, Ammar Said, Shinde, Swapnil, Naz, Sidra and Elkordy, Amal (2016) Application of general multilevel factorial design with formulation of fast disintegrating tablets containing croscaremellose sodium and Disintequick MCC-25. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 501 (1-2). pp. 87-95. ISSN 0378-5173

Conference or Workshop Item

Solaiman, A, Carter, P.A, Hambleton, P.A, Jones, B.E and Diez, F (2014) Effect of storage time and ionic strength on drug release from hard capsules. In: APS PharmSci2014: The Science of Medicines, 8-10 Sep 2014, Univerity of Hertfordshire, Hatfield.

Solaiman, Amanda, Carter, Paul, Hambleton, Paul and Jones, B.E (2010) Factors Affecting Hard Capsule Shell Dissolution. In: 2nd International Conference on Drug Discovery and Therapy, 1-4 Feb 2010, Dubai Men`s College, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Unpublished)

Solaiman, Amanda, Carter, Paul, Hambleton, Paul and Jones, B E (2009) Effect of ionic strength on drug release from hard capsules. In: AAPS National Biotech Conference, 2009, Seattle, USA. (Unpublished)


Solaiman, Amanda (2010) Properties of Capsule Shells made from Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (Hypromellose). Doctoral thesis, University of Sunderland.

This list was generated on Tue Feb 27 16:55:24 2024 GMT.
  • Community pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutics, in particular solid dosage forms (hard capsule shells and tablets)
  • Natural skincare formulations
  • Registrant of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society 

Last updated 29 January 2024