Alchemy - Issue 28 - Page 23

New course director for Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science Associate Professor Michelle McIntosh has been appointed course director of the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science. Associate Professor McIntosh has a long history with the faculty and the degrees it delivers. She completed her Bachelor of Pharmacy, honours and then PhD here in the 1990s. After seven years working in the US at the University of Kansas, she returned to Parkville in 2006. Since that time, Associate Professor McIntosh has lectured in both the Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science. In recent years, she has been a member of the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science course team, and the major coordinator for the formulation science component of the course. “I would like to further this through developing our international relationships – such as our PharmAlliance partners at the University of North Carolina and University College London – to create new opportunities for international exchange.” The newly appointed Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science course director takes over the position from Professor Peter Scammells, who has undertaken an industry sabbatical placement in the US. “Our aim is to ensure that the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science continues to be recognised as the best offering in pharmaceutical science in Australia.” Associate Professor McIntosh also heads the Inhaled Oxytocin Project and the newly established HMSTrust Laboratory. See page 14 Associate Professor McIntosh says she is eager to build on the course’s strong foundation and reputation. “Our aim is to ensure that the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science continues to be recognised as the best offering in pharmaceutical science in Australia, and sought after on an international level. And that our graduates continue to meet industry demands and take advantage of new opportunities locally and internationally. 21