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Prof. Abina Crean

Co-Principal Investigator & Medicine Theme Leader

University College Cork


Prof. Abina Crean is a Professor of Pharmaceutics at the School of Pharmacy, University College Cork (UCC). She leads a Pharmaceutical Formulation research group at UCC focused on the design and manufacture of effective pharmaceutical formulations. Her research is underpinned by the analysis of the properties and associated behaviour of constituent materials (both API and excipients) during the manufacturing process and storage prior to administration. A key element of her research is active collaborative research projects with pharmaceutical companies, both SME and large multi-national


- 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