Contributor Profile

Dr. Barbara Brockway

Job TitleDirector of Personal Care

Company NameAppliedDNA Sciences


Barbara's background is in Applied Biochemistry. After completing an OND/HNC in Microbiology she studied at Kent University for both BSc Hons and PhD in Biochemistry (Post-Translational modification of procollagen). She obtained a lectureship at Reading University, and also lectured at Oxford Brooks and the University of the South Bank.

She has published papers on protein folding, enzymatic and physical characteristics of plant proteins and written articles on a variety of subjects related to personal care. Her most recent paper, using SigNature DNA Molecules to identify Aloe vera in personal care products, was published in September 2017 in EuroCosmetics. 

Her areas of interest are wide and included biochemistry, rheology and now the microbiome. Back in 1993 she joined The Body Shop R&D and worked on the famous/infamous hemp range, among and many other projects. The new millennium found her working for Collaborative Laboratories in Stony Brook University, New York, who were famous for liposomes, hyaluronic acid derivatives, preservative blends and active cosmetic ingredients. Then, after a short spell with Huntsman LLC in Texas, she returned to the UK in 2004 and worked for over a decade as a scientific advisor in Sales & Distribution.

Conference Sessions

  • Beyond natural - New frontiers in green formulation

    Tuesday09:00 - 12:3017 April 2018
    Workshop Room G104 - G105

    “Green” has traditionally been seen as a rather basic segment of the cosmetic industry, but in recent years it has shown that this label is no longer suitable. ...

    • Language: English
  • The Microbiome of the skin - New avenues of research

    Tuesday14:00 - 17:3017 April 2018
    Workshop Room G102 - G103

    14:00 - 14:20     Introduction - A short literature review of the most recent science in skin floraDr. Karl Lintner, President, KAL'IDEES Interest in the micro...


    • Language: English

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