Francesca obtained her degree in Chemistry with Pharmaceutical and Forensic Science from the University of Bradford. Following this she worked as a Medical Laboratory Technician at Homerton Hospital in London, supporting the Biomedical Scientists. She then moved to the South West in 2011 and worked as a Research Scientist at a pharmaceutical company called Chiesi. She remained there for over five years, researching novel formulations and device design for inhalation products. She joined the R&D team at Bath ASU in October 2017 as a PhD student, investigating the physicochemical stability of multi-drug combinations in palliate care.
- Lewis, D., Tweedie, A., Mason, F., 2017. Partial to Particles. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packing Sourcer, May 2017, pp.38–41.
- Lewis, D.A., O’Shea, H., Mason, F., Church, T. K., 2016. Exploring the impact of formulation and temperature shock on metered dose inhaler priming. Aerosol Science and Technology, 51:1, pp.84-90.
- Lewis D. A., et al, 2016. Extending MDI Valve Prime Theory: The Effects of Formulation and Temperature Shock. RDD 2016, vol 1, pp.71–78.
- Mason, F., Tweedie, A., Lewis, D., 2015. Effect of the Breath-Actuated Mechanism on the Dispersion Performance of the NEXThaler®. Drug Delivery to the Lungs, 26, pp.265–269.
- Tweedie, A., Mason, F., Lewis, D., 2015. Investigating the Effect of Modified Breath Actuated Mechanisms on the Dispersion Performance of the NEXThaler®. Drug Delivery to the Lungs, 26, pp.260–264.
- Gavtash, B., Versteeg, H. K., Hargrave, G., Lewis, D., Church, T., Brambilla, G., Myatt, B., O’Shea, H., Mason, F., 2015. CFD Simulation of pMDI Aerosols in confined geometry of USP-IP using predictive spray source. Drug Delivery to the Lungs, 26, pp.211–214.
- Gavtash, B., Myatt, B., O’Shea, H., Mason, F., Lewis, D., Church, T., Versteeg, H. K., Hargrave, G., Brambilla, G., 2015. Saturated vapour pressure (SVP) measurement of Ethanol/HFA binary mixtures. Drug Delivery to the Lungs, 26, pp.354–357.
- Mason, F., Lewis, D. A., Gavtash, B., 2013. Empirical Equations for Predicting the Vapour Pressure of HFA 134a or HFA 227ea Systems containing Ethanol. Drug Delivery to the Lungs, 11–13 Dec 2013, pp.153–156.