Associate Professor Paul M Young

Principal Research Fellow
Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences
Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, 431 Glebe Point Rd
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9114 0350
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Biographical details

Paul M Young is Head of Respiratory Technology at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research. His Team focusses on developing advanced drug delivery systems for treating a wide range of respiratory disorders ranging from asthma to Tuberculosis. For more information regarding our Team visit our website (link at top of page).

Research interests

A general interest into all areas of Pharmaceutical Technology, including solid dosage forms, inhalation, nasal delivery, colloidal science, controlled release and surface/interfacial science. Specific areas of current research are highlighted below:

Respiratory Drug Delivery

Dry powder inhalation (DPI)

Pressurised metered dose inhalers (pMDI)

Controlled release respiratory therapy

Surface and Interface science

Solid dosage forms

Current national competitive grants*


Treating tuberculosis: targeted delivery of multidrug nano-suspensions
Traini D, Young P
ARC Discovery Projects ($325,000 over 3 years)

Multi-drug dry powder inhalation systems for the effective treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Young P, Traini D, Stewart P, Honnery D
ARC Discovery Projects ($355,000 over 3 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney