School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences


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Dr Marta Roldo

  • Qualifications: MSc, PhD, MRPharmS, MRSC, FHEA
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: St Michael's Building White Swan Road Portsmouth PO1 2DT
  • Telephone: 023 9284 3586
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  • Department: School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
  • Faculty: Faculty of Sciencce


I graduated in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology at the University of Padova, Italy. After a postgraduate research placement funded by the European Oncolgy Institute of Milan working on PEGylation of avidin for tumour pretargeting, carried out in Prof Paolo Caliceti's laboratory in Padova, I joined the research group of Prof Andreas Bernkop-Schnuerch in Vienna to investigate the mucoadhesive properties of thiolated chitosan.

I obtained my PhD from the University of Portsmouth, UK for my work on azopolymers for colonic drug drug delivery and became a lecturer at the same university in 2005. I am currently a senior lecturer in pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences where I am continuing my research in drug delivery and novel biomaterials.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Departmental Erasmus coordinator
  • Induction coordinator
  • Personal tutor for MPharm students level 4 to 7
  • Supervisor for MPharm research projects
  • Topics taught: IT, Pharmaceutical calculations, Pharmaceutical formulation and compounding, Preformulation, Controlled and Targeted drug delivery systems
  • Previous roles: Departmental learning and teaching coordinator


  • Biomedical applications of carbon nanotube
  • Development of composite bioceramics
  • Development of peptides drug delivery systems

For more information see my lab page


Research profile

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