Prof Catherine Tuleu
Professor of Paediatric Pharmaceutics
UCL School of Pharmacy
- Joined UCL
- 1st Jan 2012
Since 2003, the main focus of her research concerns drug delivery systems for neonates, infants and children, linked to the various routes of administration, to acceptability of dosage forms and compliance considerations, as well as to the difference in drug disposition and the choice of adequate excipients. The lack of paediatric formulation development is counterbalanced by manipulations and extemporaneous dispensing based on little, if any, bioavailability and stability data. Working closely with paediatric hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, part of Dr Tuleu’s work is also to ensure that those paediatric formulations are effective, safe and of quality, bringing science into practice.
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Dr Catherine Tuleu is a UK-qualified French pharmacist. She graduated from Université Paris V and obtained her PhD with distinction from Université Paris XI.
After a postdoctoral period funded by the British Council and a research assistantship in the Department of Pharmaceutics at The School of Pharmacy with Professor Michael Newton, she was appointed as a Lecturer in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Kingston University where she was awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
In January 2003, Dr Tuleu returned to The School of Pharmacy as Pfizer Paediatric Drug Delivery Lecturer for the then newly established Centre for Paediatric Pharmacy Research of which she is now director. She was promoted to reader in 2011.