Kamal Dua, BPharm, MPharm, PhD (Pharm.Sci.), PhD (Immunol & Microbiol)

Discipline of Pharmacy, Graduate School of Health, University of Technology Sydney, NSW, Australia

Dr Kamal Dua holds two doctoral degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Immunology & Microbiology, MPharm (with a Major in Pharmaceutics), and BPharm. Dr Dua has also successfully completed and been awarded four professional diplomas in the areas of Clinical Research, Product Development, Drug Regulatory Affairs & Documentation and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Dr Dua’s professional experience spans over 13 years in academia and research across 3 nations and 2 continents. Dr Dua’s achievements throughout his academic and professional career have been recognised by various awards and fellowships including the Excellence Award in Pharmacy (2018), Young Scientist Award (2011), International Association for Dental Research Southeast Asian Division (IADR SEA); Dentsply Student Clinician Program Award (2014); the Educational Workshop Fellowship/Travel award by the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases – WSPID (2011 & 2013); and the Sri. K. Sri Harsha Memorial Gold Medal & Rank Certificate (2004).

Dr Dua’s research experience spans 12 years where he has acquired extensive knowledge on the application of the principles of pharmacy (primarily formulation and pharmaceutics) to biomedical sciences (immunology and microbiology). His knowledge has been derived from extensive graduate and post-graduate research and training. Dr Dua is a pharmaceutical and formulation scientist who recognized that there was limited information linking knowledge of various biological (cellular and molecular) approaches to drug delivery. This observation encouraged him to pursue research studies in the field of immunology and microbiology to enhance his ability to bridge the gap between formulation sciences and biological advances. Dr Dua research lies on the interdisciplinary boundary between the pharmaceutical sciences (drug delivery) and biomedical science (cellular and molecular biology), specifically addressing how these disciplines can advance one another.

To date, his research has resulted in the publication of 90 peer-reviewed manuscripts in various reputed pharmacy and pharmacology journals. His publications have more than 1000 citations, and have resulted in the presentation of his research findings at numerous (>100) national and international conferences. Dr Dua is also involved as a consultant on quality systems management and GMP matters for ULTI Pharmaceuticals, Dr Rathbones New Zealand based animal health drug delivery technology company. Dr Dua also holds a conjoint lecturer position at the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

Terms of Appointment: Jan 2020 – Dec 2021