Nicky Thomas

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Nicky Thomas is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences at the University of South Australia (UniSA). A trained pharmacist Nicky has worked in hospital and community pharmacies in Germany and Switzerland. His PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Otago in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen and pharmaceutical industry was concerned with the development of nanoemulsions for oral drug delivery.

In 2013 Nicky joined the University of South Australia to study the interaction of nanomedicines with bacterial biofilms. His research group has since focused on the development of novel strategies to combat some of the most debilitating diseases - chronic infections.

The global theme of Nicky's research is to transform new and existing drugs into the best medicines for patients.

Nicky enjoys sharing his passion for research and engage with a broad audience - including undergrads, peers, and the general public which has given him exposure to TV, radio and printed media alike.