Welsh Crucible 2013
After graduating from the University of Manchester with a Master of Pharmacy degree, Elaine qualified as a pharmacist before completing her PhD in nanomedicine at Cardiff University. Elaine then undertook several interdisciplinary post-doc research positions and was promoted to lecturer at the School of Dentistry in January 2013. Elaine’s research broadly focuses on optimising drug release by attachment of biodegradable polymers, which can target otherwise undeliverable proteins, peptides and drugs to sites of inflammation, e.g. in infection. Elaine is keen to establish new interdisciplinary collaborations for creative and novel research projects to enhance the impact of her research and expand her interests beyond her area of expertise.
2017 Update: Elaine is now a Senior Lecturer of Polymer Therapeutics in the School of Dentistry at Cardiff University.