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Assistant Professor Theo Ryan

Theo Ryan Asst. Prof. Theo Ryan, B.A. (Mod.), B.Sc. (Pharmacy), M.Pharm., Ph.D., MICI, MPSI
 Assistant Professor
 Phone: +353-1-896-2557
 Location: Panoz Institute, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland

Asst. Prof. (Teacher Practitioner)



Theo is a registered practising pharmacist who divides his time between the School and community pharmacy practice. Theo gained his B.A. in Natural Science (Chemistry) and Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry) in the School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin. Following postdoctoral research in the University of Bern, Theo worked in industrial positions with Schering-Plough and Henkel (Loctite). Having completed his B.Sc. (Pharmacy) and M.Pharm with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, he worked as a community pharmacist and with LEO Pharma. Theo took up the position of Asst. Prof. (Practice Educator) in Trinity in 2015 and then Asst. Prof. (Teacher Practitioner) in 2017 and continues to practise as a community pharmacist.

Theo’s previous research has been in organic synthetic chemistry and carbohydrate-recognition supramolecular chemistry. His current research is in the area of Pharmacy Practice (community pharmacy, medication safety and pedagogical development).


National Forum for the enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: electronic preparation for professional practice (ePrePP).


Ryan TJ, Ryder SA, D’Arcy DM, Quigley JM, Ng NN, Ong WQ, Tey ZH, O’Dwyer M, Walsh JJ. Development of Professional Attributes through Integration of Science and Practice at First-Year Pharmacy Level. Pharmacy,2021, 9(1), 4.

Ryan TJ,  Ní Sheachnasaigh E,  Ryder SA. Design and implementation of online
patient-facing experiences for an integrated pharmacy programme. Pharmacy Education,
2020, 20(2), 160-4.

Ryan TJ, Grimes T, Henman MC, Sheachnasaigh EN, O’Dwyer M, Roche C, Ryder SA, Sasse A, Walsh JJ, D’Arcy DM. Design and Implementation of an Integrated Competency-Focused Pharmacy Programme: A Case Report. Pharmacy, 2019, 7(3), 121.

Velasco T, Lecollinet G, Ryan TJ, Davis AP. Tuning selectivity in macrotricyclic carbohydrate receptors; CH → N mutations in aromatic spacers. Org Bio Chem, 2004, 2, 645. doi: 10.1039/B315447E

Ryan TJ, Lecollinet G, Velasco T, Davis AP. Phase transfer of monosaccharides through noncovalent interactions: selective extraction of glucose by a lipophilic cage receptor. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2002, 16, 99(8), 4863-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.062013499

Ng Y-F, Meillon JC, Ryan T, Dominey AP, Sanders JKM, Davis AP. Gel‐Phase MAS NMR Spectroscopy of a Polymer‐Supported Pseudorotaxane and Rotaxane: Receptor Binding to an “Inert” Polyethylene Glycol Spacer. Angew Chem, 2001, 40, 1757-1760.<1757::AID-ANIE17570>3.0.CO;2-M