Prof. (Dr). Shital Mahindra Maru

Dean, and Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics
smaru@usiu.ac.ke    |     0730 116 822

Prof. (Dr) Shital Mahindra Maru has been appointed the new Dean of the School of School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She is a Kenyan and an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics at the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Pharmacognosy at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, where she has worked for more than 20years training Pharmacists. Prof. (Dr) Maru is a registered and Practicing Pharmacist at the Pharmacy and Poison’s Board of Kenya (PPB) Extensive experience in academic teaching, academic coaching and mentoring, curriculum development and research in a higher education institute (HEI) for over 20 years.

She has been the former Chairperson of the Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy at the College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi (2010 to 2020) and the acting Dean, School of Pharmacy, University of Nairobi (2020-2021).

She holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Karnataka University, India (1993-1997), a M.Pharm in Pharmaceutics from Rajiv Gandhi University, India (1997-1999), MBA from University of Liverpool, UK (2006-2008), PhD in Pharmaceutics under the Commonwealth Commission Scholarship at Institute of Pharmaceutical Innovation (IPI) now Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering at The University of Bradford, UK and University of Nairobi (2008-2012). She has published widely in several high impact journals over the years and has supervised many postgraduate and Doctoral students to completion.

She has her expertise in pharmaceutics research development using innovative/novel technologies for drug delivery, especial in pediatric formulation and cosmetic formulations development using Quality by Design (QbD) and Process analytical technology (PAT) concepts, developing Pharmaceutical quality assurance (QA) systems and Pharmaceutical Quality management systems (QMS), Pharmaceutical Risk management systems, WHO cGMP and GxP(GLP/GDP, GSP,, ICH guidelines and regulation, implementing of ISO 9001, ISO 17025 in pharmaceutical manufacturing unit, pharmaceutical regulatory affairs: Regulation and policy development for low and middle income countries (LCMIS), Global pharmaceutical and vaccine supply chain and logistics system management (PSM) and research, Antimicrobial resistance and management (AMR). A consultant with Pharmacy and Poison’s Board of Kenya as a technical advisor in the expert committee for Pharmacy education and professional registration. She has managed funded projects as a PI and Co PI and I am compliant of grants management systems of various funding agencies and is proactive in networking and collaborating with strategic partners for training and capacity building in pharmaceutical sciences research and pharmaceutical management and supply chain.

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