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Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Natalie Hughes

All University, Public
Event type
Inaugural professorial lecture

About Professor Natalie Hughes research

Natalie is a pharmaceutical scientist with expertise in drug delivery, medicine formulation and pharmaceutical analyses. She has a Bachelor of Pharmacy and PhD from Otago, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Kansas before returning to New Zealand and Otago.

Her research includes formulation science and improving drug delivery for neonates, new treatments for mental health and pain and topical treatments for promoting wound healing in dentistry. She works in multidisciplinary teams with lab-based scientists, clinicians and commercial collaborators so that research has potential to develop into new healthcare options and products.

She is Deputy Dean of the School of Pharmacy and has taught pharmaceutical sciences for many New Zealand Pharmacists. Now, with the School’s Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences degree starting in 2022, she is excited at the prospect of providing educational opportunities for students in New Zealand interested in careers in the pharmaceutical industry.

This lecture will be followed with light refreshments, tea, coffee and juice.


This event will be livestreamed, from 5:25pm, Thursday 30 May 2024, at the link below:

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