Dr Abina Crean

Crean, Dr. Abina

Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, University College Cork
Role in SSPC: Funded Investigator T7 Leader
Researcher Profile

University College Cork
  • B.Sc. (Pharmacy), Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen 1992
  • Qualified to register with Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (M.P.S.I.) 1993
  • Ph.D in Pharmaceutics, University College Dublin 1997
Research Interests: 
  • Influence of processing on the solid state pharmaceutical materials
  • Enhancing dissolution rate of poorly water-soluble drugs
  • Design and characterisation of drug delivery systems
  • Biophysical characterisation and formulation of biopharmaceuticals

Short Bio
Dr. Abina Crean graduated with a degree in Pharmacy from Robert Gordon's University, Aberdeen, Scotland in 1992.  In 1997, she completed a PhD in Pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin. Dr. Crean was employed as a formulation scientist with Elan Pharmaceutical Technologies between 1997 and 2001 and as a Process Development Pharmacist at Servier (Ireland) Industries between 2002 and 2003.
Since joining the School of Pharmacy in UCC in 2003 upon establishment, she has been actively involved in the development of the new research facilities and curriculum. As PI, she established a pharmaceutical technology research group in UCC and supervised a range research projects in the areas of pharmaceutical manufacturing and formulation science. A key element of her research is active collaborative projects with a number of pharmaceutical companies both SME and large multi-nationals. She is a funded researcher in the SFI funded SSPC - Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Research Centre , as well as PI in the EI/IDA funded Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre.

Total Citations: > 400
h-index: 10
Total Career Research Income: > €3  million
PhDs Graduated (Career): 8

Selected Publications