Professor Duncan Craig
Professor Duncan Craig
Professor Craig's group
Professor Craig's group

Selected research

Moffat, J.G., Qi, S., Craig, D.Q.M. (2014) Spatial characterization of hot melt extruded dispersion systems using thermal atomic force microscopy methods: The effects of processing parameters on phase separation. Pharm Res (DOI 10.1007/s11095-013-1279-x; open access)

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Grisedale, L. C., Moffat, J. G., Jamieson, M. J., Belton, P. S., Barker, S. A., & Craig, D. Q. (2013). Development of photothermal FTIR microspectroscopy as a novel means of spatially identifying amorphous and crystalline salbutamol sulfate on composite surfaces. Mol Pharm, 10, 1815-1823

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Pina, M. F., Pinto, J. F., Sousa, J. J., Fabian, L., Zhao, M., & Craig, D. Q. (2012) Identification and characterization of stoichiometric and nonstoichiometric hydrate forms of paroxetine HCl: Reversible changes in crystal dimensions as a function of water absorption. Mol Pharm. 9, 3515-3525

Professor Duncan Q. M. Craig

Director, UCL School of Pharmacy

Tel: 0207 753 5819


  • Chair in Drug Delivery
  • Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Education Advisory Board
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Expert Advisory Panel
  • Member of the Pharmacy Schools Council
  • Various committees within UCL including the Faculty of Life Sciences Executive, School of Life Sciences and Medicine Research Board, UCL Personalised Medicine Domain Committee

Research interests

  • Development of solid drug delivery systems using new technologies including hot melt extrusion and nanofabrication
  • Introduction of new physical analytical approaches into the pharmaceutical arena, with particular emphasis on thermal and imaging methods
  • Development of specialised delivery systems including taste masking and assessment , minitablets and microparticulate systems

Teaching interests

  • Development and introduction of new Technology Enhanced Learning methodologies
  • Design and delivery of lectures and workshops on formulation strategies for Year 1 MPharm
  • Co-coordinator of project module and module leader for Advancing Practice through Science in Year 4 MPharm
  • Contributing to Drug Delivery and Drug Discovery MSc courses

Current collaborations and partnerships

  • Internal (UCL) collaborations outside the School include Professor Mohan Edirisinghe (Department of Mechanical Engineering), Dr Richard Day (Division of Medicine), Dr Wenhui Song (Division of Surgery and Intervention Science)
  • International collaborations include AMPTEC (EU INTERREG cluster arising from the successful IDEA programme), plus collaborations in Brazil, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Australia Industrial collaborations include GlaxoSmithKline, Rosemont, Colorcon, Servier, Astra Zeneca and others


  • BPharm (Hons) University of Bath, 1984
  • PhD School of Pharmacy, University of London, 1989