Professor in Cosmetic Science
London College of Fashion
London College of Fashion
Professor Slobodanka (Danka) Tamburic has a background in Pharmacy, with an MSc in Pharmaceutical Technology and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences. She has acquired extensive teaching and research experience in Pharmaceutical Technology and Cosmetology from the University of Belgrade and a three-year postdoctoral research experience in Materials Science from the UCL School of Pharmacy.
In 2000, Professor Tamburic developed the first UK university degree solely devoted to cosmetic industry, the BSc Cosmetic Science at London College of Fashion, a predecessor of the current integrated MSc Cosmetic Science. She has led the course, and later the Science Programme, until 2014, establishing its international reputation.
Professor Tamburic has extensive experience in the area of skin research, including pharmaceutical and cosmetic aspects, with more than 120 research outputs in the public domain, of which 50 are papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
She has also contributed to book chapters, patent applications and pedagogic projects. Her research interests encompass the use of novel technologies in skin formulation and the assessment of various aspects of cosmetic product efficacy. She is also engaged in multi-disciplinary research, including the use of 3D printing technology in cosmetic science.
Professor Tamburic is a member of the Better Living Research Hub at London College of Fashion.
Professor Tamburic’s research is multidisciplinary, in response to the nature of her subject area. In her words:
As individual sciences have become more and more compartmentalised, I realise that most of my excitement within the eclectic area of cosmetic science research comes from connecting its various strands into meaningful ‘packages’ of new insights.
Mojgan Moddaresi, The use of novel technology in enhancing the efficacy of cosmetic actives of natural origin.
Madhuri Shamanna, Development of Natural Multifunctional Cosmetic Ingredients Using Biotechnological Approach.
Milica Lukic, Formulation development of moisturizing dermocosmetic emulsions: combined rheological, textural and sensory analysis approach, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Pharmacy.
Dr Evangelia Daskalaki, Exploring the use of specific peptides as cosmetic actives, University of Strathclyde Innovation Centre.
Dr Milica Stevic, Applications of 3D printing technology in cosmetic science, London College of Fashion.
Stevic, Milica and Hill, Peter and Tamburic, Slobodanka (2017) Exploring the use of 3D Printing Technology in the Fabrication of Personalised Lipstick Applicators. Journal of Dermatology & Cosmetology, 1 (4). ISSN ISSN: 2574-9943
Daniels, Gabriela and Ting Woo, Sin and Stevic, Milica and Buanz, Asma and Gaisford, Simon and Tamburic, Slobodanka (2017) Damage limitation: comparing the impact of polymers on bleached hair, when applied within or as post-bleach treatments. In: 20th International Hair-Science Symposium HAIRS'17, 6-8, September 2017, Dresden.
Tamburic, Slobodanka and Stevic, Milica and Sisson, Helen (2017) Comparison of rheological and texture analysis methods for the assessment of viscoelasticity. In: 24 IFSCC, 23-25 October 2017, Seoul.
Stevic, Milica and Hill, Peter and Tamburic, Slobodanka (2017) Fabrication of personalised lipstick applicator using 3D printing technology. In: 24th conference of The International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists, 23-25 October 2017, Seoul.
Tamburic, Slobodanka and Sisson, Helen and Cunningham, Neil and Stevic, Milica (2017) Rheological and texture analysis methods for quantifying yield value and level of thixotropy. SOFW Journal, 143. pp. 24-30.
Den Yi, Ann and Tamburic, Slobodanka and Varcin, Mustafa and Searing, Caroline and Chan, Melissa (2017) Skin Barrier Impaired? Two 'TEWLs' to tell. Cosmetics and Toiletries, 132 (1). pp. 42-55.
Ng, Hui Wen and Tamburic, Slobodanka and Grant-Ross, Peter and Cottin, Pascale (2016) Mixture design ‘pays off’ to optimize wax/oil ratio in lipstick. Cosmetics & Toiletries Magazine, 132 (3). pp. 48-68. ISSN 0361-4387
Sisson, Helen and Cunningham, Neil and Stevic, Milica and Tamburic, Slobodanka (2016) A comparative study of the rheological and textural methods used to characterise cosmetic O/W emulsions. In: IFSCC 2014, 29th Congress of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists, Nov 2016, Orlando, USA.
Daniels, Gabriela and Katakami, Kristin and Grant-Ross, Peter and Tamburic, Slobodanka (2015) Effects of co-surfactant and conditioning agent on colour. Personal Care Europe, 8 (4). pp. 27-30. ISSN 20410441
Tamburic, Slobodanka and Grant-Ross, Peter and Labedzka, Maria and Daniels, Gabriela (2012) Exploring the effects of non-medical versus medical approaches to the management of skin aging in women over sixty. International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 34 (5). pp. 481-488. ISSN 0142-5463