Dr Harmesh Aojula


Full contact details
View graph of relations


Biological Chemist by training, I am a senior lecturer in the Division of Pharmacy and Optometry. I have over 25 years of combined experience in academia, industry and SMEs. After qualifying with a PhD (Biological Chemistry, 1988) from University of Essex, I joined Biosensors Group at the Centre for Applied Microbiology Research (CAMR) in Porton Down. I worked on several pathogen and analyte detection projects and developed liposome amplified assays with new triggering mechanisms based on membrane active peptides modified from natural sequences.  I moved to University of Manchester in 1996 as a drug delivery research fellow in the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. I made transition to teaching fellow in 2004, specialising in teaching Pharmaceutical analysis and drug development process while also innovating e-learning platform for enabling reliable formative and summative assessments. I became a T&R lecturer in year 2010 and led the development of the year 2 Medicine unit.  

Social responsibility

Academy Ambassador; The Oldham Academy North


BSc, PhD Biological Chemistry  (University of Essex)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  1. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  2. Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  3. Member of the Biochemical Society
  4. National Governors Association 

External positions

Governor/Ambassador, The Oldham Academy North

13 May 2013 → …

Areas of expertise

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains

Related information