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Personal Statement

Alice Turner began her career at the University of Strathclyde with a bachelor's degree in Pharmacology. After undertaking a placement at Drug Delivery International Ltd., she developed a great passion for formulation which she pursued in her master's degree in Drug Delivery Systems under Dr. Iain Oswald. This developed her knowledge of the solid state chemistry of drugs and built on her existing love of formulation.

Alice joined The EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre for Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation under Prof. Gavin Halbert in October 2014 and began a PhD project in New Methods for the Production of Oral Dosage Forms. Her project aimed to generate an oral formulation capable of effectively solubilising a class II drug. Poor solubility, and the resultant poor bioavailability, is a growing problem in the pharmaceutical industry. Although a number of methods to combat this issue already exist on the market, there is a growing need for formulations which can be more easily tailored to the needs of the patient and be produced in a less damaging manner. To achieve this, the conventional methods of tablet manufacture such as granulation, drying and compression were replaced by the innovative formulation technique of inkjet printing. It was hoped this would generate a flexible dosage form with greater control over drug content and distribution, while allowing exploration of the drug/polymer interactions down to the micrometre scale. 

Alice joined the CMAC National Facility team in January 2019 as maternity cover and transitioned into a process technician role in May. Her current role focuses on supporting researchers and external collaborators with physical analysis, chemical analysis and dissolution projects. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Research, University Of Strathclyde

1 Oct 201313 Oct 2014

Award Date: 13 Oct 2014

Bachelor of Science, University Of Strathclyde

30 Sep 200927 Jun 2013

Award Date: 27 Jun 2013

Doctor of Philosophy, University Of Strathclyde

1 Oct 201419 Jun 2019

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