Professor Anne-Marie Healy, Head of School of Pharmacy, Trinity College Dublin
Anne Marie Healy is a Professor in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and is currently Head of School. She has a B.Sc. in Pharmacy and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, both from the University of Dublin. She joined the School of Pharmacy, TCD in 1992 as a Lecturer in Pharmaceutics. In 2010 she was elected Fellow of Trinity College.
Professor Healy has more than 100 peer reviewed publications and, together with her research group, she has delivered more than 170 presentations at national and international conferences. She has graduated 17 PhD students and mentored 24 postdoctoral researchers. She has over twenty five years’ experience in pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical technology and drug delivery research. Her research is focused on obtaining an increased understanding of the physicochemical properties of active and excipient materials used in a variety of different dosage forms, and on harnessing that knowledge to improve product design in terms of in vitro and subsequently in vivo performance. This research objective is achieved through collaborative efforts and interdisciplinary research with both academic and industry partners.
Professor Healy’s specific research interests include pharmaceutical material science, preformulation and formulation of pharmaceuticals, amorphous solids, cocrystals, formulating poorly soluble drugs, pharmaceutical processing, and pulmonary drug delivery.
She is currently Co-Principal Investigator of the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC: www.sspc.ie) and a Funded Investigator in the Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research Centre (AMBER: www.ambercentre.ie).