Name Dr Claire Martin
Job Title Senior Lecturer (Pharmaceutics)
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Pharmacy
Subject(s) Pharmacy
Research Group Pharmacy Research Group
Tel 01902 322149
Email claire.martin2@wlv.ac.uk

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Dr. Claire Martin (BSc Hons, PG Dip, FHEA, PhD, MAPS, FRSB, CBiol), is a highly experienced formulation scientist with an established track record of high quality national and international research, income generation, publications, presentations and industrial collaborations. After completing her PhD in pharmaceutical science at The University of London, School of Pharmacy (ULSOP), Dr. Martin developed key research themes of novel homogenisation strategies for biopharmaceutical products during a BBSRC-funded postdoctoral fellowship at ULSOP and University of Cambridge.  Currently a Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics and Director of the Anti-Infective Delivery Research Group (AIDRG), Dr. Martin leads a collective of 18 scientists based in the UK and Malaysia.  Dr. Martin’s research interests and those of the AIDRG centre around the development of responsive controlled release delivery systems for wound management, formulation and assay development of novel antimicrobial agents as well as development of non-parenteral formulations for the delivery of anti-infective agent. Dr. Martin is an active member of the academic pharmaceutical sciences community both nationally and internationally through collaborations, external examining and professional networking.  She is author/co-author of over 60 publications, including book chapters, reviews, journal articles and conference proceedings.  Dr. Martin is a regular reviewer for sixteen high impact pharmaceutical and analytical science journals, national funding bodies and international conference committees. Her contribution to the biological sciences has been recognised by the Royal Society of Biology with the award of Fellowship (FRSB) and granting of Chartered Biologist status (CBiol).

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Claire_Martin3

orcid.org/0000-0002-5497-4594

Pharmaceutical formulation (solids, liquids, semi-solids, etc.)

Novel drug delivery systems

Controlled release pharmaceutical formulation

Antimicrobial formulation and delivery

Wound management

Environmentally responsive, controlled release delivery systems for wound management

Formulation and assay development of novel antimicrobial agents

In vitro modelling of wound healing

Development of platform solid dosage formulation technologies combined with advanced drug delivery systems for the treatment of oropharyngeal and gastrointestinal infections

Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB) and Chartered Biologist (CBiol)

Member of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (APS), U.K. (MAPS)

Member of the steering committee of the Anti-Infectives Focus Group of the APS, U.K.

Member of the Biochemical Society, U.K. 

2017

Pandey, M., Mohamad, N., Martin, C. and Mohd Amin, M.C.I. (2016). Microwaved Bacterial Cellulose-Based Hydrogel Microparticles for the Healing of Partial Thickness Burn Wounds.  Drug Delivery and Translational Research, 7: 89 – 99.

 

2016

Mohamad, N., Amin, M.C.I.M., Martin, C. and Buang, F. (2016).  Characterization and biocompatibility of bacterial cellulose-based wound dressing hydrogel: The effect of electron beam irradiation doses and concentrations of acrylic acid.  Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials.  Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jbm.b.33776/full.

Low, W.L., Kenward, M.A., Britland, S.T., Amin, M.C.I.M. and Martin, C. (2016).  Essential oils and metal ions as alternative antimicrobial agents: A focus on tea tree oil and silver.  International Wound Journal.  In press.  Available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/iwj.12611/epdf.

Gupta, A., Low, W.L., Radecka, I., Britland, S.T., Amin, M.C.I.M., and Martin, C. (2016).  Characterisation and in vitro antimicrobial activity of biosynthetic silver-loaded bacterial cellulose hydrogels.  Journal of Microencapsulation, 33 (8): 725 – 734.

Gupta, A., Britland, S.T., Radecka, I. and Martin, C. (2016).  Antimicrobial silver nanoparticle-loaded Bacterial cellulose hydrogels: Wound Management Applications.  Chemistry: The Science Around Us Proceedings, 9th September 2016, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, U.K.  #13.

Wansi, J.D., Alain, T.T., Toze, F.A.A., Nahar, L., Martin, C. and Sarker, S.D. (2016).  Cytotoxicity of Acridone and Idoloquinazoline Alkaloids from Zanthoxylum poggei.  Phytochemistry Letters, 17: 293-298.

Gupta, A., Britland, S.T., Radecka, I., Low, W.L. and Martin, C. (2016).  Improved antimicrobial activity of silver nanoparticle-loaded bacterial cellulose hydrogels.  UKPharmSci 2016 Conference Proceedings, 5th – 7th September 2016, Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K. 

Wansi, J.D., Wandji, J., Sewald, N., Nahar, L., Martin, C. and Sarker, S.D. (2016).  Phytochemistry and pharmacology of the genus Drypetes: A review.  Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 190: 328 – 353.

Low, W.L., Kenward, M.A., Amin, M.C.I.M. and Martin, C. (2016).  Ionically crosslinked chitosan hydrogels for antimicrobial essential oils and metal ions delivery to enhance current wound management strategies.  Medicines, 3 (8): 1-22 available at http://dx.doi:10.3390/medicines3010008.

Low, W.L., Hill, D.J., Kenward, M.A. and Martin, C. (2016).  Characterisation and in vitro Antimicrobial Potential of Liposome Encapsulated Silver Ions against Candida albicans.  Journal of Microencapsulation, 33 (2): 146 – 152.

 

2015

Dosanjh, P.K., Low, W.L., Radecka, I., Britland, S.T. and Martin, C. (2015).  Liposomal silver nitrate embedded within a bacterial cellulose hydrogel:  Antimicrobial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.  Liposome Advances 2015 Conference Proceedings, 19th – 22nd December 2015, UCL School of Pharmacy, University of London, London, U.K.

Gupta, A., Britland, S.T., Radecka, I. and Martin, C. (2015).  The application of silver zeolite-loaded biosynthetic hydrogels for enhanced wound management.  UKPharmSci 2015 Conference Proceedings, 6th – 8th September 2015, East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K. 

Dosanjh, P.K., Gupta, A., Britland, S.T., Radecka, I. and Martin, C. (2015).  The antimicrobial activity of silver zeolite loaded bacterial cellulose hydrogels against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.  Proceedings of the International Symposium of Controlled Release and Bioactive Materials, 42 (2015).  #977.

Martin, C., Low, W.L., Gupta, A., Amin, M.C.I.M., Radecka, I., Britland, S.T., Raj, P. and Kenward, M.A. (2015).  Strategies for Antimicrobial Drug Delivery to the Biofilm.  Current Pharmaceutical Design, 21 (1): 43-66. 

Radecka, I., Martin, C., Hill, D.J. (2015).  “The Problem of Microbial Drug Resistance” in Novel Antimicrobial Agents and Strategies edited by Phoenix, D.A., Harris, F. and Dennison, S.R.  Wiley-VCH, Weinheim.  ISBN 978-3-527-33638-8.

 

2014

Abeer, M.M., Amin, M.C.I.M. and Martin, C. (2014).  A Review of Bacterial Cellulose-Based Drug Delivery Systems: Its’ Biochemistry, Current Approaches and Future Prospects.  Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 66 (8): 1047 – 1061. 

Abeer, M.M., Amin, M.C.I.M., Lazim, A.M., Pandey, M. and Martin, C. (2014).  Synthesis of a Novel Acrylated Abietic Acid-g-Bacterial Cellulose Hydrogel by Gamma Irradiation.  Carbohydrate Polymers, 110: 505 – 512. 

Martin, C., Low, W.L., Gupta, A., Amin, M.C.I.M., Radecka, I., Britland, S.T., Raj, P., and Kenward, M.A. (2014).  “Liposomal Delivery of Antimicrobials” in Advances in Liposome Research (part of the Biochemistry Research Trends series) edited by Laura Finney.  Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York.  ISBN 978-1-63117-074-4.

 

2013

Low, W.L., Martin, C., Hill, D.J. and Kenward, M.A. (2013).  Antimicrobial Efficacy of Liposome Encapsulated Silver Ions and Tea Tree Oil Against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans.  Letters in Applied Microbiology, 57 (1): 33 – 39.

Martin, C., Low, W.L., Amin, M.C.I.M., Radecka, I., Raj, P. and Kenward, M.A. (2013).  Current trends in the development of wound dressings, biomaterials and devices.  Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst, 2 (3): 341 – 359.

 

2011

Low, W.L., Martin, C., Hill, D.J. and Kenward, M.A. (2011).  Antimicrobial Efficacy of Silver Ions in Combination with Tea Tree Oil Against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans.  International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 37 (2): 162 – 165.

Kainth, J.S., Grewal, A.S., Greenwood, S., Low, W.L., Kenward, M.A. and Martin, C. (2011).  Controlled Release Chitosan Hydrogels for Delivery of Antimicrobials: I. Formation and Stability.  UKPharmSci 2011 Conference Proceedings, 31st August – 2nd September 2011, East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K.

Kainth, J.S., Grewal, A.S., Greenwood, S., Low, W.L., Kenward, M.A. and Martin, C. (2011).  Controlled Release Chitosan Hydrogels for Delivery of Antimicrobials: II. Drug Release and Antimicrobial Activity.  UKPharmSci 2011 Conference Proceedings, 31st August – 2nd September 2011, East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K.

Low, W.L., Martin, C. and Kenward, M.A. (2011).  Development of Antimicrobial Liposome Encapsulated Tea Tree Oil (TTO) and Silver Ions (Ag+) for Topical Wound Management.  UKPharmSci 2011 Conference Proceedings, 31st August – 2nd September 2011, East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K.

 

2010

Low, W.L., Martin, C. and Kenward, M.A. (2010).  Antimicrobial Activity of Zeolite Exchanged and Liposome Encapsulated Silver Ions.  Proceedings of the International Symposium of Controlled Release and Bioactive Materials, 37 (2010).  #18.

Low, W.L., Martin, C. and Kenward, M.A. (2010).  Approaches to controlled release of antimicrobial tea tree oil (TTO) and silver ions (Ag+) by liposome encapsulation.  Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 62 (10): 1250 – 1251. 

Rasul, N., Dosanjh, P.K., Hashmi, I., Abass, K., Riasat, U.A., Low, W.L., Kenward, M.A. and Martin, C. (2010).  Ionically Crosslinked Chitosan Hydrogels for Controlled Release of Antibiotics.  Proceedings of the International Symposium of Controlled Release and Bioactive Materials, 37 (2010).  #723.

 

2009

Martin, C. (2009).  Recent Developments in Wound Management: Intelligent Biomaterials to Novel Antimicrobials.  Investigational Drugs, 12 (11): 695 – 698.

Low, W.L., Kenward, M.A. and Martin, C. (2009).  Antimicrobial Effect of Tea Tree Oil and Silver: Potential Enhancement with Liposomal Encapsulation.  Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 61: A-90, #122.

Low, W. L., Martin, C. and Kenward, M.A. ‘Ken’ (2009).  A comparison of antimicrobial efficacy of free and liposome encapsulated tea tree oil (TTO) and silver (AgNO3) both singly and in combination.  Society for General MicrobiologySpring Meeting Harrogate International Centre 30 March–2 April 2009.  Abstract number HAR2/04: 42.

 

2008

Martin, C., Bhujbal, U. and Kenward, M.A. (Ken) (2008).  Antimicrobial Activity of Liposomal Tea Tree Oil and its Constituents.  Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 60: A-45, #112.

Martin, C., Bhujbal, U., and Kenward, M.A. (Ken) (2008).  Controlled Release Formulation of Tea Tree Oil and its Constituents.  Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 60: A-57, #145.

Martin, C., O’Neill, J. and Chan, K. (2008).  Interaction of Tea Tree Oil and its Constituents with Over-the-Counter Topical Medicines.  Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 60:A-57, #144.

Bhujbal, U., Kenward, M.A. (Ken) and Martin, C. (2008).  Controlled Release Formulation of Liposomal Tea Tree Oil.  Proceedings of the International Symposium of Controlled Release and Bioactive Materials, 35 (2008).  #739.

Bhujbal, U., Kenward, M.A. (Ken) and Martin, C. (2008).  Antimicrobial Activity of Controlled Release Liposomal Tea Tree Oil Formulations.  Proceedings of the International Symposium of Controlled Release and Bioactive Materials, 35 (2008).  #729.

Martin, C., Ross, C., Peacock, T. and Ward, K. (2008).  Electrical Impedance Analysis of Tea Tree Oil Formulations: Stability in the Frozen State.  Proceedings of the International Symposium of Controlled Release and Bioactive Materials, 35 (2008).  #917.

O’Neill, J., Chan, K. and Martin, C. (2008).  Interaction of Tea Tree Oil and its Constituents with Over-the-Counter Medicaments.  Proceedings of the International Symposium of Controlled Release and Bioactive Materials, 35 (2008).  #376.

 

2007

Martin, C., Ross, C., Peacock, T. and Ward, K.R. (2007).  Electrical Impedance Analysis of Nutraceutical Formulation Stability in the Frozen State.  Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 59: A-3, #7.  

Martin, C., Aery, S. Bhujbal, U., Hargun, N. and Kenward, M.A. (2007).  Liposomal Delivery of Antimicrobial Natural Products.  Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 59: A-19, #48.

Martin, C., Ross, C., Peacock, T. and Ward, K.R. (2007).  Electrical Impedance Analysis of Tea Tree Oil Formulations: Predicting Stability in the Frozen State.  International Society for Lyophilisation and Freeze Drying (ISL-FD) Conference.  Dublin, Ireland.

Martin, C., Ross, C., Peacock, T. and Ward, K.R. (2007).  Application of Electrical Impedance Analysis for Investigation of Nutraceutical Formulation Stability in the Frozen State.  Early Research Award Scheme Conference, University of Wolverhampton, U. K.

Martin, C., Ross, C., Peacock, T. and Ward, K.R. (2007).  Application of Electrical Impedance Analysis for Investigation of Nutraceutical Formulation Stability in the Frozen State.  SET for Britain, presented at the House of Commons, London, Monday 19th March 2007: E2-28.

 

2006

Singh, R., Martin, C., Habinshuti, A.S., Brocchini, S. and Somavarapu, S. (2006).  Microencapsulated Calcium-Phosphate and Chitosan Nanoparticles for Pulmonary Delivery of DNA.  Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 58: S-191.

Martin, C., Brocchini, S. Alpar, H.O. (2006).  Preparation of Liposomes by Jet Homogenisation.  Proceedings of the International Symposium of Controlled Release and Bioactive Materials, 33 (2006). # 723.

 

2005

Martin, C., Somavarapu, S., and Alpar, H.O. (2005).  Mucosal Delivery of Diphtheria Toxoid using Polymer Coated-Bioadhesive Liposomes as Vaccine Carriers.  Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, 15 (4): 301 – 306.

Pandit, S., Martin, C. and Alpar, H.O. (2005).  Positively Charged Rifampicin-Loaded Microspheres for Lung Delivery.  Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, 15 (4): 281 – 287.

Martin, C., Thongborisute, J., Takeuchi, H., Yamamoto, H., Kawashima, Y. and Alpar, H.O. (2005).  Cholesterol-Bile Salt Constructs as Potential Vehicles for Oral Delivery of Drugs and Vaccines.  International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 298 (2): 339 – 343.

Martin, C., Ingham, A.J., Ward, K.R. and Alpar, H.O. (2005).  Application of Electrical Impedance Analysis for Investigation of Emulsion Stabilisers in the Frozen State.  Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 57: S-68.

 

2004

Martin, C., Brocchini, S.B., Slater, N.K.H. and Alpar, H.O. (2004).  Preparation of Polymeric Nanoparticles by Jet Homogenisation for Drug and Vaccine Delivery.  Proceedings of the International Symposium of Controlled Release and Bioactive Materials, 31 (2004): # 605.

 

2003

Martin, C., Thongborisute, J., Takeuchi, H., Yamamoto, H., Kawashima, Y. and Alpar, H.O. (2003).  Investigation of the Interactions between Cholesterol and Bile Salts. Proceedings of the International Symposium of Controlled Release and Bioactive Materials, 31 (2003): # 288.

Martin, C., Atuah, K.N. and Alpar, H.O. (2002).  Liposome-Alginic Acid Formulations for Oral Delivery: Stability in Gastrointestinal Fluids.  Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 54: S40 – 41.

 

2002

Martin, C., Cocks, E.A. and Alpar, H.O. (2002).  Effect of Freeze Drying on Vesicle Size, Aggregation and Entrapment for Liposomes Formulated with Poly(Vinyl Alcohol).  Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 54: S77 – 78.

 

2001

Martin, C., Shah, K., Somavarapu, S. and Alpar, H.O. (2001).  In Vitro Evaluation of Polymer-Coated Liposomes for Mucosal Delivery of Drugs and Vaccines.  Proceedings of the International Symposium of Controlled Release and Bioactive Materials, 29 (2001): # 7021.

 

2000

Martin, C., Bramwell, V.W. and Alpar, H.O. (2000).  Effect of Differential Time Point Addition of Sucrose on Liposome Characteristics During Freezing and Freeze Drying.  Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 52 (suppl.): 29.