Engagement with academia

Commitment to education

Ornella has continually invested in the education of the next generation of students.

As Honorary Professor and Honorary Doctor of Science at the University of Nottingham School of Pharmacy, Ornella teaches students on the four-year pharmacy degree course (MPharm). Ornella also advises the development of the MPharm degree course itself and sits on the External Advisory Board for the University of Nottingham Malaysia campus, where a similar four-year MPharm course has been established.

Ornella also sponsors a five-year degree course in pharmacy at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. The course is taught in English and is run in association with the School of Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham.

Ornella was also instrumental in the then partnership between Alliance Boots and The University of Manchester to further develop the understanding of skin ageing. In July 2014, a five year partnership was agreed to further investigate the mechanisms by which human skin ages and, in turn, help boost innovation within Boots product brands. This important partnership illustrates continued commitment to investment and research in the UK.