UCL School of Pharmacy

Prof Kevin Taylor

Prof Kevin Taylor

Professor of Clinical Pharmaceutics


UCL School of Pharmacy

Joined UCL
1st Jan 2012

Research summary

Professor Taylor is actively involved in researching colloidal systems for drug delivery. This involves formulation, manufacture and evaluation of their potential for controlled drug delivery to the respiratory tract. He is particularly interested in how materials, including drugs, proteins and nucleic acids interact with liposomal bilayers. Additionally, his research encompasses the formulation and evaluation of fluids for nebulization, pressurized metered-dose inhalers, dry powder aerosols, sublingual and nasal aerosols.

Much of Professor Taylor's research sits at the interface between pharmaceutical science and clinical practice. Research projects have explored the dose uniformity and stability of extemporaneously prepared formulations, the mixing of food with medicines administered to children, and drug interactions in intravenous infusion bags.

Professor Taylor is also greatly interested in the social aspects of pharmacy practice and pharmacy education, and has published numerous books, chapters and original papers in this area.

Teaching summary

Professor Taylor teaches in the area of pharmaceutics, in particular: formulation science, sterile pharmaceutical production, Good Manufacturing Practice, extemporaneous preparation of medicines, biopharmaceutics, aerosol formulation and particle size analysis. 

Professor Taylor is Chair of the UCL School of Pharmacy Taught Postgraduate Exam Board and is Module Leader for PHAY1004: Making Safe and Effective Medicines and PHAYG066: Clinical Pharmaceutics.


Professor Taylor is a pharmacist who gained his pharmacy degree and PhD from the Welsh School of Pharmacy in 1982 and 1986 respectively. He joined the Department of Pharmaceutics at the School of Pharmacy as a Teaching and Research Fellow in 1986 and was subsequently appointed as Lecturer (1988), Senior Lecturer (1994) and Reader (2002). In 2004, he was appointed to a joint post between the School of Pharmacy, University College London Hospitals and Camden and Islington Hospital Pharmaceutical Services, as Professor in Clinical Pharmaceutics. Professor Taylor was Head of the Department of Pharmaceutics from 2006 to 2013.  Professor Taylor sits on the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) and is Chair of the Chemistry, Pharmacy and Standards Expert Advisory Group of CHM. He is Chair of the British Pharmacopoeia Commission (BPC) and is a member of the UK Delegation to the European Pharmacopoeia Commission, the Pharmacy Expert Advisory Group of the BPC, the Inhalanda Working Party of the European Pharmacopoeia and the Education Expert Advisory Panel of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.