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

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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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Pharmaceutical Preparations Chemical Compounds
Liquid chromatography Chemical Compounds
Silicones Chemical Compounds
Permeation Chemical Compounds
silicones Physics & Astronomy
Intestinal Absorption Medicine & Life Sciences
Liquid Chromatography Medicine & Life Sciences
Membranes Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 2001 2020

Open Access
Differential thermal analysis
thermal analysis
1 Citation (Scopus)

Characterizing Drug-Polymer Bead Interactions Using Isothermal Titration Calorimetry

Swaine, T., Garcia, P., Tang, Y., Lewis, A., Parkes, G. & Waters, L., 1 May 2019, In : Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 108, 5, p. 1772-1778 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Formation of a Bile Salt-Drug Hydrogel to Predict Human Intestinal Absorption

Shokry, D. S., Waters, L. J., Parkes, G. M. B., Mitchell, J. C. & Snowden, M. J., Jan 2019, In : Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 108, 1, p. 279-287 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Intestinal Absorption
Bile Acids and Salts
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Prediction of human intestinal absorption using micellar liquid chromatography with an aminopropyl stationary phase

Shokry, D. S., Waters, L. J., Parkes, G. M. B. & Mitchell, J. C., 1 Jul 2019, In : Biomedical Chromatography. 33, 7, e4515.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intestinal Absorption
Liquid chromatography
Liquid Chromatography
Deoxycholic Acid

Quantification of the adsorption of benzoates on poly(dimethylsiloxane) membrane

Waters, L., Jesney, H., Molinari, M. & Shahzad, Y., 1 Sep 2019, In : European Polymer Journal. 118, p. 286-289 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Activities 2004 2018

  • 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

What's the real difference between cheap and expensive salon shampoo?

Laura Waters


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

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Laura Waters


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities