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 Well-being 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.
Daniels, Gabriela and Nicholson, Sherine and Grant-Ross, Peter and Tamburic, Slobodanka (2016) An ex vivo comparison of the tensile strengthening properties of protein derivatives on damaged hair. IFSCC Magazine. ISSN 1520-4561
Todorova, Petya and Grant-Ross, Peter and Kurimo, Ritva and Tamburic, Slobodanka (2015) Biomimetic vs. Traditional Skin Moisturization: An In vivo Comparison. Cosmetics & Toiletries Magazine, 130 (8). pp. 30-42. ISSN 0361-4387
Mair, Carolyn and Wade, Glenis and Tamburic, Slobodanka (2015) Older Women Want to Look Good Despite Media Pressure to Look Young. International Journal of Aging and Society, 5 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN 2160-1909
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
Savić, Snezana and Lukic, Milica and Jaksic, Ivana and Reichl, Stephan and Tamburic, Slobodanka and Müller-Goymann, Christel (2011) An alkyl polyglucoside-mixed emulsifier as stabilizer of emulsion systems: The influence of colloidal structure on emulsions skin hydration potential. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 358 (1). pp. 182-191. ISSN 0021-9797
Moddaresi, Mojgan and Brown, Marc B. and Zhao, Yanjun and Tamburic, Slobodanka and Jones, Stuart A. (2010) The role of vehicle–nanoparticle interactions in topical drug delivery. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 400 (1-2). pp. 176-182. ISSN 0378-5173
Savić, Snezana and Tamburic, Slobodanka and Savić, Miroslav (2010) From conventional towards new – natural surfactants in drug delivery systems design: current status and perspectives. Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, 7 (3). pp. 353-369. ISSN 1742-5247
Tamburic, Slobodanka (2009) The ageing of polymer-stabilized creams: a rheological viewpoint. In: Beginning cosmetic chemistry: practical knowledge for the cosmetic industry. Allured books, Carol Stream, IL, pp. 189-198. ISBN 9781932633535, 1932633537
Williams, Stefanie and Tamburic, Slobodanka and Stensvik, Henriette and Weber, Mateja (2009) Changes in skin physiology and clinical appearance after microdroplet placement of hyaluronic acid in aging hands. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 8 (3). pp. 216-225. ISSN 1473-2130