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Development of in vitro systems to predict in vivo behaviour. Development of formulations. Thermodynamic analysis.

  • 368 Citations
  • 11 h-Index

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Laura is Professor of Pharmaceutical Analysis within the School of Applied Sciences. Laura is heavily involved in the Royal Society of Chemistry, current treasurer of the local section, a Benevolent Volunteer Visitor, a former member of Council and a current member of the JPAG committee. Laura is also part of an APS focus group, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a National Public Engagement Ambassador (NCCPE) and a STEM ambassador.

Laura has an active research group investigating phenomena at the interface of chemistry and pharmaceutics, developing analytical techniques, characterising chemical interactions and enhancing formulations, all funded through external sources. Her work in the area of public engagement includes public lectures and media presentations and she has appeared on BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Development of quantitative structure activity relationships for new chemical entities through the use of calorimetry.
  • Improvement of chromatographic techniques in pharmaceutical preformulation.
  • Development of novel pharmaceutical formulations.

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Research Output

  • 368 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 44 Article
  • 1 Review article
  • Permeation of Pharmaceutical Compounds Through Silanized Poly(dimethylsiloxane)

    Waters, L. & Sabo, S., 1 Jun 2020, In : Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 109, 6, p. 2033-2037 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • Thermodynamics of clay – Drug complex dispersions: Isothermal titration calorimetry and high-performance liquid chromatography

    Totea, A-M., Sabin, J., Dorin, I., Hemming, K., Laity, P., Conway, B., Waters, L. & Asare-Addo, K., 1 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis. 10, 1, p. 78-85 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Understanding polysorbate-compound interactions within the CMC region

    Waters, L. J., Smith, O. E. P., Small, W. & Mellor, S., 19 Jul 2020, In : Journal of Chromatography A. 1623, 461212.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
    • 1 Membership of committee
    • 1 Membership of a working group

    RSC Joint Pharmaceutical Analysis Group Research Meeting

    Laura Waters (Organiser)


    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    New Scientist and Students Focus Group (External organisation)

    Laura Waters (Chair)


    Activity: Membership typesMembership of a working group

    Royal Society of Chemistry (External organisation)

    Laura Waters (Chair)


    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Press / Media

    BBC Wales - X-Ray

    Laura Waters


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

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    Laura Waters


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Young scientists gravitate towards Bolton

    Laura Waters


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    BBC Horizon - Hair Care Secrets

    Laura Waters


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    BBC - Rip Off Britain

    Laura Waters


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment