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Mrs Julia Freeman

Scientific Officer

Medicines Research Group

I have a BH(Hons) in Human Movement Studies and Mathematics and a MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences. I work as a Scientific Officer in the School of Health Sport and Bioscience. I have been working in a technical role since 1986, servicing classes in a range of areas. I am a member of the Institute of Science and Technology (IST).

    I studied for a BH(Hons) in Human Movement Studies and Mathematics at Anglia Ruskin University. I recently completed a MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of East London, by part time study.
    I joined the University of East London (then North East London Polytechnic) in February 1986 as a Trainee Technician in the Animal Sciences Division of the Department of Biology and Biochemistry.I have since worked in a wide range of areas, including electron microscopy, environmental Science, archaeology, forensic science, chemistry and pharmaceutical science. My current areas of work are histology and pharmacology.
    I have been involved with the Medicines Research Group (MRG) at UEL since its inauguration in 2005, assisting with both undergraduate and post-graduate research projects, together with academic's personal research. My MSc dissertation, a quality, safety and efficacy assessment of  cimicifuga racemosa(Black Cohosh) was carried out as part of ongoing work in MRG.
    I have been involved with much of the outreach activities both within the School and the CASS School of Education. In October 2015 I was awarded a STEMM Stars Athena Swan Award in recognition of this work.
    I am a member of the Institute of Science and Technology (IST), a professional body for technical staff.



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    - Pendry, B.A., Kemp, V., Hughes, M.J., Freeman, J., Nuhu, H.K., Sanchez-Medina, A., Corcoran, O., Galante, E., 2017, Silymarin content in Silybum marianum extracts as biomarker for the quality of commercial tinctures. Journal of Herbal Medicine, 10, pp.31-36

    - Giles K. Elsom, Julia A. Freeman, Denis Hide & David M Salmon (2003), Antibacterial and Anticandidal Effect of Aqueous Extract of Garlic on the Growth of Mixed Cultures and the Anticandidal and Platelet Activity of Commercial Preparations of Garlic. Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease, 15:4, 193-199.

    - Clegg, S., Freeman, J., Blue Frit In: Manley, J and Rudkin, D. eds. Facing the Palace, 2003. Sussex Archaeological

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