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Laura joined the University of Huddersfield in 2003 as a lecturer in pharmaceutical science and is currently a Principal Enterprise Fellow in the School of Applied Sciences. Laura is heavily involved in the RSC, 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 2013 2018

Enhancing the dissolution of phenylbutazone using Syloid® based mesoporous silicas for oral equine applications

Waters, L. J., Hanrahan, J. P., Tobin, J. M., Finch, C. V., Parkes, G. M. B., Ahmad, S. A., Mohammad, F. & Saleem, M. 31 Jan 2018 In : Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Silicon Dioxide
Protein Binding
Blood Proteins

Impact of processing methods on the dissolution of artemether from two non-ordered mesoporous silicas

Tahir, H., Shahzad, Y., Waters, L., Hussain, T., Yousaf, A., Mahmood, T. & Sheikh, R. 15 Jan 2018 In : European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 112, p. 139-145 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Silicon Dioxide
Freeze Drying
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Differential Scanning Calorimetry

The use of a quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) model to predict GABA-A receptor binding of newly emerging benzodiazepines

Waters, L., Manchester, K. R., Maskell, P. D., Haegeman, C. & Haider, S. 8 Jan 2018 In : Science and Justice.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship
GABA-A Receptors
gamma-Aminobutyric Acid

Effect of Plasma Surface Treatment of Poly(dimethylsiloxane) on the Permeation of Pharmaceutical Compounds

Waters, L., Finch, C., Bhuiyan, A., Hemming, K. & Mitchell, J. Oct 2017 In : Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis. 7, 5, p. 338-342 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Surface treatment
Pharmaceutical Preparations