Maria Charalampous

Maria Charalampous, Biology Tutor (International Foundation)

Maria Charalampous

Areas of expertise

Biology, higher education, microbiology, formulation engineering. 

My role 

I am a Biology Tutor for the International Foundation Year. I'm a module leader for Biology for International Foundation Year.

I have extensive experience in tutoring, supervision, training and assessment of students in biology, chemistry and allied sectors, at all levels. I am also an experienced student mentor, passionate about promoting access to Higher Education.

Educational background

I have a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science from Lancaster University and an MSc in Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine from the University of Sheffield. I have recently completed an EngD in Formulation Engineering at the University of Birmingham for which I am currently writing my thesis. My doctorate was funded by EPSRC and Colgate-Palmolive and was focused on improving the micro-robustness of mouthwash against environmental contaminants. During this time, I gained experience in microbiology, advanced characterisation techniques and formulation of FMCG.


  • EngD Formulation Engineering (not awarded yet) 
  • MSc Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine 
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science 

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