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Research in Medicinal Chemistry.

Lead for Social Responsibility in Division of Pharmacy & Optometry

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, FRSC         
  • Member of The Lister Institute

Research interests

Dr Sally Freeman is interested in the fields of inositol phosphate chemistry, design and synthesis of drugs for the treatment of cancer, malaria, inflammation, Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy and genetic eye disorders.


Chair of PIAT Exam Board.

Academic Lead for PASS.

Unit lead for first year MPharm Medicine (PHAR10100).


Sally Freeman is a Reader in organic/medicinal chemistry. Following her PhD in 1985 she was awarded an SERC-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Chemistry Department, Harvard University, under the supervision of Prof Jeremy Knowles. In 1987 she returned to the UK to take up a lectureship in the School of Pharmacy, Aston University.  In 1989 she was awarded a 5.5 year Lister Fellowship. Prior to moving to the University of Manchester in 1994, Sally spent 6 months as a Visiting Research-Scientist at Arizona State University. Sally was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1997 and Reader in 2009.


1982 - BSc(Hons) Chemistry - First Class (Dunlop Polymer Prize) - University of Leicester

1985 - PhD Organophosphorus Chemistry - University of Leicester

1993 - Lilly Prize for Pharmaceutical Excellence

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Lydia Becker Institute


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