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Professor Leon Aarons (BSc, MSc, PhD) - personal details

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Professor Leon Aarons

Role: Professor of Pharmacometrics

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 2357


Manchester Pharmacy School
Stopford Building, Room 3.35
Oxford Road
M13 9PT

Fax: +44 (0)161 275 8349




Professor Leon Aarons is a Professor in Manchester Pharmacy School at the University of Manchester, UK.  Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, he came to Manchester in 1976.

His major research interests lie in the area of pharmacokinetics.  He has a general interest in the subject as a whole but has a special interest in data analysis and interpretation.  He collaborates with members of the pharmacokinetic group in Manchester and also with other scientists in industry and academia throughout Europe.  His current activities revolve around population pharmacokinetics.  People involved in the drug development process are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of studying the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics of the drug in the population interest as soon as possible.

He is a member on various committees promoting research including the United Kingdom Pharmacokinetic Discussion Group and is a member of the management committee of COST B25.

He is European Editor of the Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics and Executive Editor of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.


  • 1973 - PhD (University of Manchester)
  • 1971 - MSc (University of Calgary)
  • 1968 - BSc (Sydney)



  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Development Biopharmaceutics
  • Drug Development Workshop