Curriculum Vitae Professor Stanley (Bob) Davis
Professor SS (Bob) Davis obtained his Bachelors degree in Pharmacy from the School of Pharmacy at the University of London in 1964. He remained at the same University to study for a PhD in colloid science (1967). In 1966 he was appointed Assistant Lecturer in Pharmaceutics and then to Lecturer in 1967. He was awarded his Doctor of Science degree (higher doctorate) in 1982. In 1968 he was awarded a one year Fulbright Scholarship to undertake postdoctoral studies with Professor Takeru Higuchi at the University of Kansas, USA in the field of solution thermodynamics.
In 1970 he moved to the University of Aston in Birmingham as Senior Lecturer and Head of the Pharmaceutics section. Here, he built up an active research group in drug delivery systems. Professor Davis took the position of Lord Trent Professor of Pharmacy at Nottingham in 1975, where he ran a large research group, studying novel drug delivery systems. Topics of research have included drug targeting (with particular emphasis on colloidal carriers), transmucosal delivery, oral and parenteral systems for controlled release and product evaluation through gamma scintigraphy. He became an emeritus professor in 2003.
He has published over 750 papers and is co-editor of 7 books. He is the named inventor on numerous patents dealing with drug delivery. He is the co-founder of three pharmaceutical companies; CDD (Co-ordinated Drug Develoment) (now Vectura Ltd); Danbiosyst (UK) Ltd (sold to West Pharmaceutical Services and then to Archimedes) and Pharmaceutical Profiles Ltd.
He has acted as a Consultant to various pharmaceutical companies and has worked as a visiting Scientist at Syntex, Allergan, and Alza. He has served on numerous Committees and Panels, to include those of the British and European Pharmacopoeias, the United Kingdom Medicines Commission, The Science & Engineering Research Council.
Awards received include The Science Medal (The British Pharmaceutical Conference, (1971), The Scheele Award (Swedish Pharmaceutical Association, 1985), The Maurice-Marie Janot Award (APGI, France, 1986) (The Harrison Memorial Medal, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 2000), The Eurand Career Achievement Award for Outstanding Research in Oral Drug Delivery. The Controlled Release Society, 2003. The Hoest Madsen Medal (FIP) (2005). He was awarded a Doctor of Science Degree (Honoris causa) by the University of London, School of Pharmacy, in November 2006.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, The Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences. His non-scientific interests include skiing, sailing and art.
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