Dr Abina Crean

Funded Investigator & Medicine Theme Leader
University College Cork


Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy, University College Cork (UCC). B.Sc. (Pharm) and PhD in Pharmaceutics. Over twenty years’ experience in formulation and pharmaceutical technology in a combination of commercial R&D, production and academic settings. More than 40 peer reviewed publications. Has graduated 10 PhD students and supervised 12 postdoctoral researchers.

Research Expertise

Influence of processing on the solid state pharmaceutical materials
Enhancing dissolution rate of poorly water-soluble drugs
Design and characterisation of drug delivery systems
Biophysical characterisation and formulation of biopharmaceuticals


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