UCL School of Pharmacy

Dr Hend Abdelhakim

Dr Hend Abdelhakim

Associate Lecturer (Teaching)

UCL School of Pharmacy

Faculty of Life Sciences

Joined UCL
10th Nov 2016

Research summary

Research Interests

Using Quality by Design principles for medicine development 

Taste masking of bitter drugs for paediatric medicine development

Taste assessment of pharmaceuticals, especially using an E-tongue

Nanofabrication methods including electrospinning and electrospraying 

Teaching summary

MPharm Year 1 -  Making Safe and Effective Medicines

Object Based Learning Workshops

Aerosols Lectures

Extemporaneous Preparations Practicals

MPharm Year 4 - Advancing Practice Through Science - Deputy Module Lead 

Workshops providing feedback on pharmaceutical services

MPharm - all Years 

Support with the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) 

Support with pharmaceutics aspect of Inter therapeutic workshops (ITW)

Teaching on the MSc in Pharmaceutics and MSc in Pharmaceutical Formulation and Entrepreneurship course;

General Tutorials and Research Skills 

Target Product Profile (TPP) and Quality by Design (QbD) principles including Design of Experiment (DoE)

Statistical analysis and significant tests 

Academic Integrity 

Organising careers sessions  

MSc Clinical Pharmaceutics Module - Module Lead

Pharmaceutical Equivalence and Bio-equivalence Lecture

Pulmonary Delivery Lecture

Clinical pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical quality Lecture

MSc Personalised Medicine Module

Taste Masking in Paediatric Medicine Development Lecture

MSc Formulation of Natural products and Cosmeceuticals 

Cosmetic formulation design Workshop 


Masters, Master of Pharmacy |
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow |
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy |
University College London
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ02 - Recognised by the HEA as an Associate Fellow | 2019


Dr Hend Abdelhakim is an Associate Lecturer (Teaching) at UCL School of Pharmacy and has held this appointment since January 2021. She completed her PhD in 2021 which focused on taste masking and taste assessment of medicines for paediatric drug development. She is recognised by the Higher Education Academy as a Fellow (FHEA). Dr Abdelhakim is also a fully registered General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) pharmacist with experience in community pharmacy and the clinical trials sector.