My first academic research project focuses on using immunomodulatory encapsulation systems for neural delivery of dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson’s disease, under the supervision of Professor James Phillips, Dr Victoria Roberton and Despoina Eleftheriadou.
In 2020, I graduated with a first-class degree in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry (MChem) from Newcastle University. My masters research project involved working towards point-to-helical chirality transfer for the synthesis of chiral BODIPY dyes, under the supervision of Dr Michael Hall.
As part of my degree, I spent a year working within the formulation department at CPI. In this role, I gained experience in a breadth of areas including medicine, food and agricultural formulations. I specifically worked on the development of an efficacious oral solid dosage formulation for a drug that is currently administered intravenously (IV) and investigated methods to modify the aeration properties (de-dusting) of an agrochemical bulk powder, to reduce dust generation during large scale powder transfer.
Furthermore, I spent the summer of 2019 working at NewChem Technologies Ltd, under the supervision of Professor Bernard Golding. Here, I was working on the scale-up and development of synthetic routes towards cannabidiol metabolites, including 7-hydroxycannabidiol and 7-carboxycannabidiol.