Prof Walkiria Schlindwein
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics
De Montfort University
Walkiria Schlindwein graduated as Chemical Engineer in 1984 from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, Brazil. She obtained her M.Sc. 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 Principal Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Technologies at the Leicester School of Pharmacy. Her current research interests are in the areas of material sciences with particular interest in polymers used in pharmaceutical applications.
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 academic interest in the science underpinning QbD and has developed collaborations with numerous organisations that are active in this field.