Darragh is Associate Dean for Business and Enterprise at the University of Hertfordshire’s (UoH’s) School of Life and Medical Sciences, and also Professor of Pharmaceutics at the University’s Centre for Research in Topical Drug Delivery and Toxicology. His research work focuses on the development of aerosol medicines for inhalation therapy, which has secured significant translational investment from Innovate UK, the USA FDA, and NC3Rs among others.
Darragh leads on academic-industrial collaborations, including consultancy, knowledge transfer, research and external professional development. He has been instrumental in establishing the Hertfordshire Science Partnership and the European Regional Development Fund at UoH. Recently, Darragh has also become Principal Investigator on the INFORM 2020 EPSRC Manufacturing for the Future programme, where he is leading an international industry-academic consortium to translate drug candidates into market-ready products.