Dr Lucy Tirop
150 Stamford Street
London SE1 9NH
Lucy graduated in Pharmacy at the University of Nairobi in Kenya in 2004. After internships in hospital, community and industrial settings, she worked as an analyst for the Kenyan National Quality & Control Laboratory. She was subsequently awarded a prestigious Commonwealth scholarship and, in 2008, came to King’s to study for a PhD under the supervision of Professor Jayne Lawrence.
Lucy’s research involves systematic studies of the stabilisation of drug nanoparticles formed through wet bead milling, employing various pharmaceutically acceptable stabilisers. She uses a variety of techniques including dynamic light scattering, surface tension, electron microscopy, spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, and small angle neutron scattering. Project collaborators include researchers at Glaxo Smith Kline (Harlow, UK) and Imperial College London.
Lucy succesfully completed her PhD studies at King's in May 2012.