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Michael Pascoe

Dr Michael Pascoe



School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

+44 29208 70938
Redwood Building, Room 1.50, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3NB
Media commentator


As a Lecturer in Pharmaceutical & Health Technologies at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, my expertise lies in developing new antimicrobial technologies. I specialise in overcoming challenging formulation requirements and adopting materials-led approaches to effectively mitigate infection risks.

My research seeks to tackle global health challenges using sustainable solutions, with a particular focus on reducing transmission of infectious diseases. From improving access to safer menstrual products to ensuring clean water and reducing reliance on plastic-based hygiene products, my work aims for transformative impact. Additionally, I have expertise in drug detection and harm-reduction approaches to address risks associated with counterfeit prescription medicines and controlled substances.

I collaborate closely with Cardiff Catalysis Institute, the Centre for Trials Research, as well as NGOs and academic partners in Nepal.











Originally from Cornwall, I completed my undergraduate and masters degrees in Biomedical Science at Cardiff Metropolitan University. I later joined the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences as a PhD student, where I completed an industry-sponsored project which aimed to develop a light-activated disinfection system. 

As a postdoctoral researcher, I was involved in an variety of collaborative projects related to improving sustainability within the hygiene sector, such as developing catalyst-activated disinfectants and plastic-free disinfectant wipe materials. My previous role at Cardiff Catalysis Institute entailed developing self-disinfecting materials to improve menstrual health in rural communities, and I continue to lend support to this project.

Away from the lab bench, I have participated in the British Council's Science in Schools programme in French Guiana (2017) and Normandy (2021). In 2019, I undertook a British Science Association Media Fellowship and, in 2022, completed market validation training as part of the UKRI/Innovate UK Innovation to Commercialisation of University Research (ICURe) programme. 


  • Infection Control
  • Synthesis, Characterisation and Application of Supported Metal Catalysts
  • Functional materials
  • Market Validation
  • Intervention Development