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Dr A. Christy Hunter

Job: Reader in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: Leicester School of Pharmacy

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 0116 250 6546




Personal profile

I am a registered pharmacist with 26 years of experience working in academia, community and hospital.

My research interests are broad, highly multidisciplinary, with particular focus on Nanomedicine, Drug delivery and Biocatalysis.

This work is represented in over 100 peer reviewed articles which have been cited over 9900 times achieving an h-index of 32.

Research group affiliations

Pharmaceutical Technologies and Chemistry for Health

Publications and outputs 

F. Fei, A. Gallas, Y-C Chang, Y. Rao, A. C. Hunter, R. E. P. Winpenny, A. L. Herrick, N. P. Lockyer, C. F. Blanford, Assaying the effectiveness of chealation-based calcinosis treatments using Quartz Crystal Microbalance, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (2017) Vol. 9, 27544-27552

P. P. Wibro, A. C. Anselmo, P. Nisson, R. Urbanics, J. Szebeni, A. C. Hunter, S. Mitragotri, T. E. Molines, S. M. Moghimi, By-passing polymeric nano-particle-mediated adverse injection reactions through particle shape control and erythrocyte ‘hitch-hiking.’ Nature Nanotechnology (2017) Vol. 12 pp 589-594

A.C. Hunter, Y. I. Oni, J. Rafferty, J. M. Gardiner, M. Uttley, Metabolism of steroidal lactones by the fungus Corynespora cassiicola CBS 161.60 results in mechanistically unique intramolecular ring-D cyclisation resulting in C-14 spiro-lactones. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids (2017) Vol. 1862, pp 939-945

A.C. Hunter, S. M. Moghimi, Smart polymers in drug delivery: a biological perspective. Polymer Chemistry (2017) Vol. 8, pp 41-51

H. Andreson, L. Parhamifar, A. C. Hunter, V. Shahi, S. M. Moghimi, AFM Visualization of Sub-50nm polyplex disposition to the nuclear pore complex without compromising nuclear envelope integrity, Journal of Controlled Release (2016) Vol. 244, pp 24-29

S. M. Moghimi, A. C. Hunter, D. Peer, Platelet mimicry: The emperor’s new clothes? Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine (2016) Vol. 12, pp 245-248.

A.C. Hunter, S. Patel, C. Dedi, H. T. Dodd, R. A. Bryce, Metabolic fate of 3α,5-cycloandrostanes in the endogenous lactonization pathway of Aspergillus tamarii KITA. Phytochemistry (2015) Vol. 119, pp 19-25.

Research interests/expertise

Parenteral Nanomedicine

Advanced Drug delivery


Steroid Chemistry and Metabolism


Quartz Crystal Microbalance

Areas of teaching


Drug Delivery

Formulation Science



D.Phil in Bio-organic Chemistry 1997 (University of Sussex)

BSc (HON) Pharmacy 1992 (University of Brighton)

Courses taught

Fundamentals of Medicine Design; Biopharmaceutics and Molecular Toxicology; Compounding; Product Development; Chemical Analysis; Quality and Stability; New Approaches to Drug Delivery

Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (F.H.E.A.) 2016

Fellow of The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (F.R.S.C.) 2013

Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry (F.R.Pharm.S.) 2013

G.Ph.C. Registered Pharmacist (2041352) 2011

Chartered Chemist (C.Chem.) 2002

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