Prof Jones holds a chair in Pharmaceutical Medicine in the Pharmacy Department of the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine at King’s College London. He started his career in the Pharmaceutical Industry at Pfizer in Sandwich, Kent, but left this post to complete a PhD in Inhaled formulation design with Prof Marc Brown and Gary Martin at King’s College London. Following his PhD he took up a post as Head of Research and Development of the dermal SME MedPharm Ltd, then moved back into academia 17 years ago when he first took up a lectureship at King’s College London.
Prof Jones heads a research team at King’s that is focused on understanding the design of innovative pharmaceutical formulations and devices. His is interested in how therapeutic agents are released from formulations and how they cross biological barriers. He uses new discoveries in drug delivery and barrier transport processes to design new diagnostic and drug administration systems. To date this work has been funded by 18 research grants with a total value of > £ 4 million. He has published over 80 research articles, 8 patents and successfully supervised more than 30 PhD students. He acts as a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry and expert witness in patent litigation.
Prof Jones’s team is currently working on innovative approaches to non-invasive biomarker sampling via the skin, the use of natural compounds to modify skin keratinocyte function, development of topical formulations that generate gases, novel formulations for drug delivery to the skin, hair and nail, the use of skin stretching to promote needleless delivery, the use of nanomaterials in the oral and respiratory mucosa, targeting hair follicles using nanosystems and the use of 3D printing to develop topical patches.
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