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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.
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.
Waters, L., Hanrahan, J., Tobin, J., Finch, C., Parkes, G., Ahmad, S., Mohammad, F. and Saleem, M. (2018) ‘Enhancing the dissolution of phenylbutazone using Syloid® based mesoporous silicas for oral equine applications’ Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis . ISSN 2095-1779
Tahir, H., Shahzad, Y., Waters, L., Hussain, T., Yousaf, A., Mahmood, T. and Sheikh, R. (2018) ‘Impact of processing methods on the dissolution of artemether from two non-ordered mesoporous silicas’ European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences , 112, pp. 139-145. ISSN 0928-0987
Waters, L., Manchester, K., Maskell, P., Haegeman, C. and Haider, S. (2018) ‘The use of a quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) model to predict GABA-A receptor binding of newly emerging benzodiazepines’ Science and Justice . ISSN 1355-0306
Manchester, K., Lomas, E., Waters, L., Dempsey, F. and Maskell, P. (2017) ‘The Emergence of New Psychoactive Substance (NPS) Benzodiazepines: A Review’ Drug Testing and Analysis . ISSN 1942-7603
Waters, L (2017) ‘Effect of plasma surface treatment of poly(dimethylsiloxane) on the permeation of pharmaceutical compounds’ Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis , 7 (5), pp. 338-342. ISSN 2095-1779
Hussain, T., Waters, L., Parkes, G. and Shahzad, Y. (2017) ‘Microwave processed solid dispersions for enhanced dissolution of gemfibrozil using non-ordered mesoporous silica’ Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects , 520, pp. 428-435. ISSN 0927-7757
Bhuiyan, A. and Waters, L. (2017) ‘Permeation of pharmaceutical compounds through silicone membrane in the presence of surfactants’ Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects , 516, pp. 121-128. ISSN 0927-7757
De Santis, E., Edwards, A., Alexander, B., Holder, S., Biesse-Martin, A., Nielsen, B., Mistry, D., Waters, L., Siligardi, G., Hussain, R., Faure, S. and Taillefumier, C. (2016) ‘Selective complexation of divalent cations by a cyclic ?,?-peptoid hexamer: a spectroscopic and computational study.’ Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry , 48, pp. 11371-11380. ISSN 1477-0520
Shokry, D., Waters, L., Parkes, G. and Mitchell, J. (2016) ‘The Use of Bile Salt Micelles for the Prediction of Human Intestinal Absorption’ Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences , 105 (12), pp. 3611-3614. ISSN 0022-3549
Swaine, T., Tang, Y., Garcia, P., John, J., Waters, L. and Lewis, A. (2016) ‘Evaluation of ion exchange processes in drug-eluting embolization beads by use of an improved flow-through elution method.’ European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences , 93, pp. 351-359. ISSN 0928-0987
Ehiwe, T., Alexander, B., Mitchell, J., Snowden, M. and Waters, L. (2016) ‘Monitoring real time polymorphic transformation of sulfanilamide by diffuse reflectance visible spectroscopy’ Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis , 6 (3), pp. 179-183. ISSN 2095-1779
Waters, L. and Bhuiyan, A. (2016) ‘Ionisation effects on the permeation of pharmaceutical compounds through silicone membrane’ Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces , 141, pp. 553-557. ISSN 0927-7765
Waters, L., Shokry, D. and Parkes, G. (2016) ‘Predicting human intestinal absorption in the presence of bile salt with micellar liquid chromatography’ Biomedical Chromatography . ISSN 1099-0801
Savage, T., Mitchell, J., Trivedi, V., Wicks, S. and Waters, L. (2015) ‘Continuous Tank Reactor Synthesis of Highly Substituted Sulphobutylether ?-1 Cyclodextrins’ International Journal of Pharmaceutics , 495 (2), pp. 862-868. ISSN 0378-5173
Waters, L., Swaine, T. and Lewis, A. (2015) ‘A calorimetric investigation of doxorubicin-polymer bead interactions’ International Journal of Pharmaceutics , 493 (1-2), pp. 129-133. ISSN 0378-5173
Waters, L (2015) ‘Recent developments in skin mimic systems to predict transdermal permeation’ Current Pharmaceutical Design , 21 (20), pp. 2725-2732. ISSN 1381-6128
Waters, L., Hussain, T. and Parkes, G. (2014) ‘Thermodynamics of micellisation: Sodium dodecyl sulfate/sodium deoxycholate with polyethylene glycol and model drugs’ Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics , 77, pp. 77-81. ISSN 0021-9614
Shahzad, Y., Waters, L. and Barber, C. (2014) ‘Solvent selection effects on the transport of compounds through silicone membrane’ Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects , 458, pp. 96-100. ISSN 0927-7757
Waters, L., Shahzad, Y. and Stephenson, J. (2013) ‘Modelling skin permeability with micellar liquid chromatography’ European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences , 50 (3-4), pp. 335-340. ISSN 0928-0987
Waters, L., Hussain, T., Parkes, G., Hanrahan, J. and Tobin, J. (2013) ‘Inclusion of fenofibrate in a series of mesoporous silicas using microwave irradiation’ European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics , 85 (3 (B)), pp. 936-941. ISSN 0939-6411
Waters, L., Dennis, L., Bibi, A. and Mitchell, J. (2013) ‘Surfactant and temperature effects on paraben transport through silicone membranes’ Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces , 108, pp. 23-28. ISSN 0927-7765
Waters, L (2012) ‘Titration Calorimetry of Surfactant-Drug Interactions: Micelle Formation and Saturation Studies’ Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics , 53, pp. 36-41. ISSN 0021-9614
Waters, L (2012) ‘pH effects in micellar liquid chromatographic analysis for determining partition coefficients for a series of pharmaceutically related compounds’ Current Pharmaceutical Analysis , 8 (3), pp. 272-277. ISSN 1573-4129
Shahzad, Y. and Waters, L. (2011) ‘Micelle-Water Partition Coeffcients: A potential alternative to octanol-water partition coefficients for pharmaceutical compounds’ Swiss Pharma , 33 (10), p. 35. ISSN 0251-1673
Hussain, T., Waters, L. and Parkes, G. (2011) ‘Pharmaceutical Analysis: Drug-micelle interactions’ Swiss Pharma , 33 (10), p. 36. ISSN 0251-1673
Waters, L., Bedford, S. and Parkes, G. (2011) ‘Controlled Microwave Processing Applied to the Pharmaceutical Formulation of Ibuprofen’ AAPS PharmSciTech , 12 (4), pp. 1038-1043. ISSN 1530-9932
Waters, L., Bedford, S., Parkes, G. and Mitchell, J. (2010) ‘Influence of lipophilicity on drugcyclodextrin interactions: A calorimetric study’ Thermochimica Acta , 511 (1-2), pp. 102-106. ISSN 00406031
Waters, L (2010) ‘Micellar Chromatographic Partition Coefficients - an Alternative to Tradition’ Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology , 62, pp. 1211-1212. ISSN 0022-3573
Waters, L. and Kasprzyk-Hordern, B. (2010) ‘Micellar chromatographic determination of partition coefficients and associated thermodynamic data for pharmaceutical compounds’ Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry , 102 (1), pp. 343-347. ISSN 1388-6150
Bedford, S. and Waters, L. (2009) ‘The application of microwaves to pharmaceutical formulation’ Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology , 61 (S1), p. A54-A55. ISSN 0022-3573
Waters, L., Naz, S. and Hemming, K. (2008) ‘Calorimetric investigations of the hydrolytic degradation for a series of ?-sultams’ Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry , 93 (2), pp. 339-342. ISSN 14182874
Waters, L. and Pavlakis, E. (2007) ‘In vitro controlled drug release from loaded microspheres - dose regulation through formulation’ Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences , 10 (4), pp. 464-472. ISSN 1482-1826
Waters, L., Leharne, S., Mitchell, J. and Hanrahan, J. (2007) ‘Determination of micelle/water partition coefficients and associated thermodynamic data for dialkyl phthalate esters’ Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry , 90 (1), pp. 283-288. ISSN 1388-6150
Waters, L., Leharne, S. and Mitchell, J. (2005) ‘Saturation determination of micellar systems using isothermal titration calorimetry’ Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry , 80 (1), pp. 43-47. ISSN 1388-6150
Beezer, A., Hills, A., O�Neill, M., Morris, A., Kierstan, K., Deal, R., Waters, L., Hadgraft, J., Mitchell, J., Connor, J., Orchard, J., Willson, R., Hofelich, T., Beaudin, J., Wolf, G., Baitalow, F., Gaisford, S., Lane, R., Buckton, G., Phipps, M., Winneke, R., Schmitt, E., Hansen, L., O�Sullivan, D. and Parmar, M. (2001) ‘The imidazole catalysed hydrolysis of triacetin: an inter- and intra-laboratory development of a test reaction for isothermal heat conduction microcalorimeters used for determination of both thermodynamic and kinetic parameters’ Thermochimica Acta , 380 (1), pp. 13-17. ISSN 0040-6031
My research focuses on pharmaceutics and physical chemistry, incorporating preformulation and formulation aspects of pharmaceutical interest. If you are interested in working with Dr Waters please e-mail your CV with a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.