Prof. Peter Seville

Head of School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Maudland Building, MB072

+44 (0) 1772 89 5801

Peter is the Head of the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences within the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences.  He is also the Director for Research and Innovation within the Faculty.  A pharmacist by profession, Peter’s research interests are in the field of drug delivery, focusing on delivering drugs to the lung.  He also has particular interests in healthcare law and ethics, veterinary pharmacy and healthcare education.

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Peter graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff in 1994, following which he undertook his pre-registration pharmacist placement at St Peter’s Hospital, Surrey. He then spent some time as a basic grade pharmacist at the Royal Free Hospital, London, before returning to Cardiff University to commence a PhD investigating the development of solution pressurised metered dose inhaler systems.

Following a brief spell as a community pharmacy manager in Caerphilly, he returned once more to Cardiff to a postdoctoral research position investigating pulmonary delivery of non-viral gene therapies.   Peter joined Aston University, Birmingham as a Lecturer, subsequently Senior Lecturer, in Pharmaceutics in 2002.  He led the Inhalation Technology Research Team, published several original research papers and has a patent in the area of pulmonary drug delivery. 

Peter also served as a member of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences Inhalation Focus Group steering committee, and co-organised a number of symposia and conferences in the area of inhalation science.  Following a few years pursuing personal interests, Peter returned to academia, joining the University of Birmingham as Deputy Head of Pharmacy, developing a new integrated MPharm degree.  

Peter was appointed Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Head of the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire in March 2015. Outside of pharmacy, Peter has a keen interest in cooking, and even put his culinary skills to the test in BBC1’s MasterChef 2011!


H.–J. Tong, C. Fitzgerald, P.J. Gallimore, M. Kalberer, M.K. Kuimova, P.C. Seville, A.D. Ward and F.D. Pope.  Rapid interrogation of the physical and chemical characteristics of salbutamol sulphate aerosol from a pressurised metered-dose inhaler (pMDI).  Chem. Commun., 2014; 50: 15499-15502.

Xu E.-Y., Guo J., Yang M., Yan J., Xu Y., Li H.-Y. and Seville P.C.  Influence of excipients on spray-dried powders for inhalation.  Powder Technol., 2014; 256: 217-223.

Li H.-Y., Song X. and Seville P.C.  The use of sodium carboxymethylcellulose in the preparation of spray-dried proteins for pulmonary drug delivery.  Eur. J. Pharm. Sci., 2010; 40(1): 56-61.

Learoyd T.P., Burrows J.L., French E. and Seville P.C.  Sustained delivery of salbutamol and beclometasone from spray-dried double emulsions.  J. Microencaps., 2010; 27(2): 162–170.



Peter has a long history of research in the development of inhalable formulations, and in particular expertise in the use of spray-drying technology to generate powders with enhanced aerosolisation properties.


Registrant, General Pharmaceutical Council (Pharmacist)

Member, Royal Pharmaceutical Society (MRPharmS)

Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Justice of the Peace (JP)