PALS staff are based in the Sir Ian Wood Building, Garthdee, Aberdeen.

School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences

Robert Gordon University
The Sir Ian Wood Building
Garthdee Road
AB10 7GJ

Phone: +44 (0)1224 262500/2800

PALS Staff Directory

Academic Staff

PALS academic staff lecture and co-ordinate modules across a range of pharmacy and life science disciplines.

Technical Staff

PALS technical staff provide software and hardware support for the schools facilities, such as PC and Lab hardware.

Admin Staff

PALS administration staff provide support to both the students and staff.

E-learning Staff

PALS elearning staff provide VLE support to both staff and students, support staff in the development of elearning materials, and maintain various web-based services.

School Leadership

Head of School

  • Donald Cairns

    Donald Cairns

    Professor Cairns is Head of the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences and is responsible for planning, development and supervision of academic work within the school. His key research interests lie in the areas of medicinal chemistry, rational drug design and molecular modelling of drug – macromolecule interactions.  

  • Associate Head of School

  • Susan Duthie

    Susan Duthie

    Professor Susan Duthie is the Associate Head of School and Translational Research Lead at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences. Her research interests include mechanisms of action of dietary nutrients on human health, the impact of plant compounds on human health, cancer and vascular disease; and the impact of micronutrients on cancer.