Dr Emma Wright - Academic Contact
Dr Emma Wright is a Senior Lecturer of Pharmaceutics and her research focuses on design and characterisation of polymeric biomaterials for drug delivery and wound healing. Her research projects are typically multidisciplinary and include colleagues from the Schools of Pharmacy, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics, and the National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) as well as external industrial collaborations.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Research in the School of Pharmacy is focused in two main areas:
Drug Discovery, Design, and Delivery
This group aims to identify new drug targets, design and discover new drugs, and develop innovative approaches to drug delivery. The group is multidisciplinary and includes organic chemists, structural biologists, pharmacologists, and pharmaceutical scientists that utilise specialist technologies and methodologies. It collaborates with the Antimicrobial Research Group (AMR), the Community and Health Research Unit (CAHRU), and the National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM), as well as the Schools of Engineering, Mathematics and Physics, Chemistry, and Life Sciences.
Clinical Pharmacy and Practice
This group aims to foster research collaborations with healthcare professionals, provide better medicines optimisation, and ensure personalised care. It collaborates with the Community and Health Research Unit (CAHRU), and the Lincoln Institute for Health (LIH), as well as the Schools of Medicine and Health and Social Care.
Please visit the School’s research pages to find out more about specific research interests of our staff members:
"My PhD project is co-funded with GlaxoSmithKline and focuses on the mode and extent of molecular association as supersaturation cycles during nucleation and crystal growth. My time at Lincoln has been invaluable."Aqssa Ayyaz, PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences student
All applicants, whether self-funded, seeking support through a fellowship scheme, or in receipt of employer sponsorship, are encouraged to approach the school and discuss a proposed topic. Applicants are welcome to approach individual staff members if they feel their research areas align. If an applicant is unsure which staff member could be an appropriate supervisor, the Postgraduate Research Lead is available to facilitate introductions to potential supervisors. All applicants are interviewed by potential supervisors to ensure the research topic can proceed.
To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February, or May.
In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.
This research programme provides an ideal platform for progression into the pharmaceutical, cosmetics or food industries, while others may choose to work in research or academia.
Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.Find out More
Our research themes cover a unique set of areas, reflecting our role as a civic university and our aspirations to become thought leaders.
There are opportunites to get involved in exciting research projects by applying for a studentship.
Support is available across the University, offering a friendly, creative, and academically challenging research environment.
At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.
Safety remains a key focus. We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance makes this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.