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I started teaching in the Faculty of Health, Sciences and Wellbeing in 2019.  I spent the previous 10 years at Sunderland College delivering BSc (Hons) Extended BioPharmaceutical Science for the University of Sunderland.

I graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a degree in Applied Chemistry. My PhD was in Molecular Toxicology from the University of Newcastle, investigating the mechanism of toxicity of nitrobenzenes. I remained there to do postdoctoral research on the synthesis of isotopically-labelled metabolites of butadiene.

I have worked in industry for both ICI Chemicals and Polymers and Zeneca Central Toxicology.  I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from the University of Northumbria, over 25 years' of teaching experience and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Teaching and supervision

I teach chemistry on the following courses:

I am the Programme Leader for Pharmaceutical Science with Integrated Foundation Year, as well as Module Leader for the science modules on this course (FDN025 and FDN032). I am also a Module Leader for MSc Drug Discovery and Development (DDDM12).

I am primarily an organic chemist, though I teach across all areas of the subject. I have a particular interest in the use of IT to enhance learning and teaching.

Last updated 28 February 2024