He was awarded the University of Brighton Patani Gold Medal for Pharmaceutical Research in 1990, the University of Brighton Chairman’s Award for Innovation in 1996 and 2005, the Lilly Prize for Pharmaceutical Excellence in 1999, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain's (RPSGB) Conference Science Award in 2000 and the United Kingdom Society for Biomaterials (UKSB) Biocompatibles’ Endowed Lectureship in 2005. Professor Lloyd was the British Pharmaceutical Conference Science Chair in 2008.
His research interests include the development and evaluation of novel materials for drug delivery and medical device applications, microbial models of drug metabolism and pharmaceutical processing. His research primarily focuses on the development of novel biomedical materials which offer improved performance in order to improve performance of medical devices. The research has been funded by EPSRC, BBSRC, NHS, Royal Society, European Union and various international pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
He has published over 300 articles and was formerly consultant editor for 'Drug Discovery Today' and 'Pharmaceutical Science & Technology Today' and co-edited the undergraduate textbook ‘Drug Delivery & Targeting for Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists’. Professor Lloyd formerly served as a member of the Council for the UK Society for Biomaterials, member of the Institute of Materials, Mining and Mineralogy Biomedical Division Biomaterials Committee, member of the RSC Biomaterials Chemistry Group Committee, member of BBSRC Committee C Peer-review Panel and is presently a member of the EPSRC Peer-review Council. He also presently serves on the editorial boards of Journal Biomaterials Science (Polymer Edition) and Expert Review of Medical Devices.
Andrew has acted in an advisory capacity for a number of pharmaceutical and medical device companies. He was formerly a director of a small biotechnology company, Cellective Ltd, which undertook contract research related to in vitro drug absorption and the assessment of the biological compatibility of biomedical material.