Dr Amina Ferraz is a Principal Lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences with a clinical pharmacy background and industrial experience. She is also a fully registered pharmacist working closely with other healthcare professionals to develop new and existing services in line with the needs of the patients and providing outstanding care, with a real passion for improving their therapy and quality of life.
Amina is the School Lead for student recruitment and is currently the Admissions Tutor for all Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes within the School.
Amina graduated with a Pharmacy (MPharm) degree from UCL School of Pharmacy, University of London, before completing a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science, in collaboration with AstraZeneca, at the same University. Her PhD work involved the production of a stable pressurised metered dose inhaler (pMDI) system, which forms a drug carrier upon delivery from the pMDI.
She then worked at Pfizer, as a senior Pharmaceutical Scientist, where she was responsible for the development of new inhaled products; including the development of novel dry powder inhaled products and progressing them to Phase I/Phase II studies and coordinating clinical trials. She became experienced in development, scale-up, process validation and technology transfer of inhaled formulations, including device-based products. She has a broad pharmaceutical background in areas of formulation development, materials science and manufacturing.
- MBA, Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise (LSBE), University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), UK
- PhD, UCL School of Pharmacy, University College London (UCL), UK
- MPhil, UCL School of Pharmacy, University College London (UCL), UK
- MPharm, UCL School of Pharmacy, University College London (UCL), UK