• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 1898 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
1992 …2020

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Professor Paul A. McCarron holds a Chair in Pharmaceutics and is currently the Head of School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Ulster University.A registered pharmacist and member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland, with experience of industrial and academic pharmacy, he has a particular interest in the development of advanced drug delivery systems with a expertise in translating novel delivery strategies into the clinical and commercial settings.He is currently a company director in Swedish Pharma and founder of Jenarron Therapeutics Ltd.  Both companies are at an early stage and in the preliminary rounds of raising seed capital funding to develop innovative topical dosages forms. The former company is concentrating on the development of bioadhesive oral patches, whilst Jenarron Therapeutics is commercialising a wound hydrogel for use in management of chronic wounds and acute laceration.Research InterestsProf McCarron’s research interests concern the development and characterisation of nanoparticulate systems and topical formulations. Following substantial funding from the Research and Development Office in Northern Ireland, Prof McCarron developed and trialed an innovative putty-type material for delivering anaesthesia to acute laceration.Results published recently in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the foremost journal for emergency medicine research, demonstrate efficacy based on a non-inferiority study when compared to infiltration of lidocaine solution.FundingDepartment of Education for Northern Ireland.

External positions

Registered Pharmacist, Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland

1 Jan 1990 → …


  • RL Dermatology
  • RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
  • RS Pharmacy and materia medica

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Research Output

Albumin Nano-Encapsulation of Piceatannol Enhances Its Anticancer Potential in Colon Cancer Via Downregulation of Nuclear p65 and HIF-1 alpha

A.a. Aljabali, Bakshi, H., L. Hakkim, A. Haggag, M. Al-batanyeh, S. Al Zoubi, Al-trad, B., Nasef, M., Satija, S., Mehta, P., Pabreja, K., Mishra, V., Khan, M., Abobaker, Azzouz, Dureja, H., Pabari, Dardouri, Kesharwani, P., Gupta, S. & 11 others, Dhar Shukla, Prasher, B. Charbe, Negi, S., N. Kapoor, Chellappan, D. K., Webba da Silva, M., Thompson, J., Dua, H. S., McCarron, P. & Tambuwala, M., 1 Jan 2020, In : Cancers. 12, 1, p. 113

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    Anti-bacterial activity of inorganic nanomaterials and their antimicrobial peptide conjugates against resistant and non-resistant pathogens

    Pardhi, D. M., Şen Karaman, D., Timonen, J., Wu, W., Zhang, Q., Satija, S., Mehta, M., Charbe, N., Mccarron, P., Tambuwala, M., Bakshi, H. A., Negi, P., Aljabali, A. A., Dua, K., Chaellappan, D. K., Behera, A., Pathak, K., Watharkar, R. B., Rautio, J. & Rosenholm, J. M., 12 Jun 2020, In : International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 586, 21 p., 119531.

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  • Dietary Crocin is Protective in Pancreatic Cancer while Reducing Radiation-Induced Hepatic Oxidative Damage

    Bakshi, H. A., Zoubi, M. S. A., Faruck, H. L., Aljabali, A. A. A., Rabi, F. A., Hafiz, A. A., Al-batanyeh, K. M., Al-trad, B., Ansari, P., Nasef, M. M., Charbe, N. B., Satija, S., Mehta, M., Mishra, V., Gupta, G., Abobaker, S., Negi, P., Azzouz, I. M., Dardouri, A. A. K., Dureja, H. & 7 others, Prasher, P., Chellappan, D. K., Dua, K., Silva, M. W. D., Tanani, M. E., Mccarron, P. A. & M. Tambuwala, M., 26 Jun 2020, In : Nutrients. 12, 6, p. 1901 18 p.

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  • Going beyond antibiotics: Natural plant extracts as an emergent strategy to combat biofilm-associated infections

    Kou, J., Xin, T. Y., Mccarron, P., Gupta, G., Dureja, H., Satija, S., Mehta, M., Bakshi, H. A., Tambuwala, M. M., Collet, T., Dua, K. & Chellappan, D. K., 25 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology. 19 p.

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  • Thesis

    Inhibition of nuclear factor kappa beta (NF-kβ) as therapeutic strategy for the treatment of IBD and cancer

    Author: Khan, M., 20 Jul 2018

    Supervisor: Tambuwala, M. M. (Supervisor), Mc Carron, P. A. (Supervisor) & Thompson, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    Peptide-loaded, shear sensitive hydrogel as a novel topical delivery system for wound management and repair

    Author: Speers, L., May 2018

    Supervisor: Mc Carron, P. A. (Supervisor), Ternan, N. G. (Supervisor) & Tambuwala, M. M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis