Prof. Walkiria Schlindwein
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics, Leicester School of Pharmacy
De MontFort University
Walkiria graduated as Chemical Engineer in 1984 (First-class) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, Brazil. She obtained her MSc (Distinction) in Polymer Science and Technology from the Institute of Macromolecules of the UFRJ, Brazil in 1986, PhD in Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry of the University of Leicester, England, in 1990, and DSc in Chemistry from the UFRJ in 1992.
She has over 20 years of experience in academia and is currently Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics at the Leicester School of Pharmacy. Her current research projects are in the areas of pharmaceutical formulations with interest in integrating quality by design in continuous pharmaceutical product development and manufacture. Walkiria is the programme leader of two Postgraduate courses in Pharmaceutical Quality by Design (QbD) and a key member of the academic teaching staff. She oversees all aspects of the distance learning programme including curriculum development, assessment, recruitment and support of students. In addition, she has a strong research interest in the science underpinning QbD and has developed collaborations with numerous organisations that are active in this field. She is member of the Academy for Pharmaceutical Sciences Regulatory Focus Group and of the Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation (CMAC) International Advisory Board.