Portrait of Dr Adeola Adebisi Dr Adeola Adebisi

a.adebisi@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473865


Adeola graduated from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria with a first class degree in Pharmacy. She then obtained a distinction in her Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Science at Aston University, Birmingham, UK in 2009. She was awarded a PhD in 2014 by the University of Huddersfield. Her PhD thesis was titled, “Design of gastro-retentive systems for the eradication of helicobacter-pylori infections in the treatment of peptic ulcer” and was supervised by Professor Barbara Conway. Adeola worked on various research projects and teaching upon completion of her PhD in the Department of Pharmacy prior to her appointment by the University of Huddersfield as a Post-doctoral Research Assistant in the Department of Pharmacy in May 2015.

Research and Scholarship

Adeola’s research interests are primarily in the area of targeted oral drug delivery systems with emphasis on gastroretentive drug delivery systems in the form of surface-modified or conjugated beads, microparticles and nanoparticles to enhance the gastro-retention of delivery systems. In addition, recent research focuses on modification of natural or synthetic polymers to enhance their gastroretentive properties. Other areas of interest include particle engineering of poorly soluble drugs to enhance their solubility and stability profiles, design of in vitro drug diffusion models and assessing the pharmaceutical applications of natural polymers. 

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Nep, E., Mahdi, M., Adebisi, A., Dawson, C., Walton, K., Bills, P., Conway, B., Smith, A. and Asare-Addo, K. (2017) ‘The influence of hydroalcoholic media on the performance of Grewia polysaccharide in sustained release tabletsInternational Journal of Pharmaceutics , 532 (1), pp. 352-364. ISSN 03785173

Nokhodchi, A., Al-Hamidi, H., Adebisi, A., Asare-Addo, K. and Maniruzzaman, M. (2017) ‘The use of various organic solvents to tailor the properties of ibuprofen–glucosamine HCl solid dispersionsChemical Engineering Research and Design , 117, pp. 509-519. ISSN 02638762


Adebisi, A., Kaialy, W., Hussain, T., Al-Hamidi, H., Nokhodchi, A., Conway, B. and Asare-Addo, K. (2016) ‘Solid-state, triboelectrostatic and dissolution characteristics of spray-dried piroxicam-glucosamine solid dispersionsColloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces , 146, pp. 841-851. ISSN 0927-7765

Adebisi, A., Kaialy, W., Hussain, T., Al-Hamidi, H., Nokhodchi, A., Conway, B. and Asare-Addo, K. (2016) ‘An assessment of triboelectrification effects on co-ground solid dispersions of carbamazepinePowder Technology , 292, pp. 342-350. ISSN 00325910


Adebisi, A., Conway, B. and Asare-Addo, K. (2015) ‘The influence of fillers on theophylline release from clay matricesAmerican Journal of Pharmacological Sciences , 3 (5), pp. 120-125. ISSN 2327-6711

Adebisi, A. and Conway, B. (2015) ‘Modification of drug delivery to improve antibiotic targeting to the stomachTherapeutic Delivery , 6 (6), pp. 741-762. ISSN 2041-5990

Asare-Addo, K., Adebisi, A. and Nokhodchi, A. (2015) ‘Agitation Sequence and Ionic Strength on In-Vitro Drug Release from Hypromellose –The Influence of Compaction ForceInternational Journal of Basic Medical Sciences and Pharmacy , 5 (1). ISSN 2049-4963

Adebisi, A., Laity, P. and Conway, B. (2015) ‘Formulation and evaluation of floating mucoadhesive alginate beads for targetingHelicobacter pyloriJournal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology , 67 (4), pp. 511-524. ISSN 0022-3573


Adebisi, A (2014) Design of gastro-retentive systems for the eradication of helicobacter - pylori infections in the treatment of peptic ulcer Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.

Adebisi, A. and Conway, B. (2014) ‘Lectin-conjugated microspheres for eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection and interaction with mucusInternational Journal of Pharmaceutics , 470 (1-2), pp. 28-40. ISSN 0378-5173

Adebisi, A. and Conway, B. (2014) ‘Preparation and characterisation of gastroretentive alginate beads for targeting H. pyloriJournal of Microencapsulation , 31 (1), pp. 58-67. ISSN 0265-2048


Adebisi, A. and Conway, B. (2011) ‘Gastroretentive microparticles for drug delivery applicationsJournal of Microencapsulation , 28 (8), pp. 689-708. ISSN 0265-2048

Research Degree Supervision

Enquiries from potential students interested in these research areas are welcomed.