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Senior Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry

I am an experienced medicinal chemist having worked on multiple drug discovery projects focusing on the development of small-molecule inhibitors of kinase and kinesin targets as potential therapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer.

My career to date has involved working in multi-disciplinary teams in internationally-recognised research institutes, including the Northern Institute for Cancer Research and the Institute of Cancer Research. I became an academic in 2016 to pursue a passion for teaching.

Teaching and supervision


I am Module Leader for BPS201 Biologics and Small-Molecule Chemistry, Supervisor for BSc (Hons) Biopharmaceutical Science final-year projects and Supervisor for one PhD student.

Research interests for potential research students

  • Synthesis and evaluation of natural products as potential therapeutic agents
  • Drug design and optimisation
  • Development of small-molecule inhibitors of kinases/kinesins as potential anti-cancer therapeutics
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Drug design and optimisation
  • Cancer research

Last updated 13 March 2020