Dr Barbara Pendry
Programme Leader and Principal Lecturer Herbal Medicine
Dr Pendry is an Herbal Medicine Practitioner with a PhD in Phytotherapy involving the investigation and identification of antioxidant activity in a small selection of medicinal plants traditionally used in the treatment of chronic age-related diseases. Her particular interest in the treatment of Cancer with Complementary therapies and mental health has evolved from her previous work as a practitioner with Barnet Cancer Care and as a Mental Health Act Manager for Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust. She has responsibility for the leadership of the blended learning BSc in Herbal Medicine and public access Herbal Medicine clinic at UEL.
Dr Pendry is a member of the Medicines Research Group at UEL whose current focus is on the quality and efficacy of herbal medicines.
She is a member of the government’s Herbal Medicine Advisory Committee and Editor-In Chief of the Journal of Herbal Medicine
Pendry, B, Busia K, Bell CM. (2005) ‘Phytochemical evaluation of selected antioxidant-containing medicinal plants for use in the preparation of a herbal formula- a preliminary study’ Chemistry and Biodiversity, vol. 2, p 917-922
Pendry, B, Busia K, Bell CM. (2006) ‘Phytochemical analysis of the antioxidant properties of Silybum marianum L’ Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine 6(3), 167-173.
Sanchez-Medina, A., Etheridge, C., Hawkes, G.E., Hylands, P.J., Pendry, B.A., Hughes, M.J., Corcoran, O. (2007). ‘Comparison of rosmarinic acid content in commercial tinctures produced from fresh and dried lemon balm (Melissa Officinalis). Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 10(4): 455-463.
Jiayo Gao, Alberto Sanchez-Medina, Barbara A. Pendry, Michael J. Hughes, Geoffrey P. Webb and Olivia Corcoran. (2008). ‘Validation of a HPLC method for flavonoid biomarkers in skullcap (Scutellaria) and its use to illustrate wide variability in the quality of commercial tinctures. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science 11(1): 77-87.
Antioxidant activity of Medicinal plants particularly in relation to their propensity to inhibit lipid peroxidation.
Analysis of Herbal Medicines and plant materials in regard to quality control, efficacy and safety
Materia Medica and Herbal therapeutics
Botanical treatment of Cancer
Mental Health - psychiatric disorders and the pharmacological treatment of mental illness.
BSc Pharmaceutical Science
BSc Biomedical Science
Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists
External Examiner for the University of Bedfordshire (Foundation degree complementary therapy)
Member of the MHRA's 'Herbal Medicines Advisory Committee'