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Professor Ben  Forbes
Ben Forbes

Professor Ben Forbes

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Professor of Pharmaceutics

Joint Head of School, School of Cancer & Pharmaceutical Sciences and Head of Institute of Pharmaceutical Science.

Research subject areas

  • Pharmacy

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Ben Forbes is Professor of Pharmaceutics at King’s College London. He has a BPharm from King’s College London (1987) and a PhD in Drug Delivery from Strathclyde University (1996). Before doctoral studies, he worked in hospital pharmacy in London and Sydney, and for Inveresk Clinical Research in Edinburgh. He was appointed to the academic staff of King’s College London in 1997 and is a registered pharmacist in the UK. The term ‘Inhalation Biopharmaceutics’ was coined by Ben Forbes in the dying embers of the last Millennium to describe the scientific field that considers the factors that influence respiratory and systemic exposure to inhaled drugs [Ehrhardt C, Pharm Res 34: 2451–2453, 2017], and he has authored many publications in this area, including:

• inhaled medicine formulation,

• the development and application of techniques to study respiratory drug transport and metabolism,

• inhalation toxicology.

He chairs the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Aerosol Society’s annual Drug Delivery to the Lung’s (DDL) conference.