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Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

I started teaching in the Faculty of Health, Sciences and Wellbeing in 2017, having previously graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science and a PhD in Bioanalytical Chemistry from the University of Sunderland. My doctoral research involved targeted thiol detection and metabolic profiling in prostate cancer cell models. I have previously worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow studying protein-bound and novel thiol compounds present in prostate cancer cell lines. In 2019 I completed a postgraduate certificate in academic practice (PgCaP).

I am a Chartered Chemist (CChem), Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and member of the Royal Society of Chemistry Newcastle Upon Tyne and NE Coast Local Section Committee.

Teaching and supervision

I teach aspects of pharmaceutical, physical, and analytical chemistry across MPharm PharmacyBSc Biopharmaceutical ScienceBSc Cosmetic Science, and MSc Drug Discovery and Development.

I am module leader for BPS110, BPS112, CSC101 and CSCM02.

Research interests for potential research students

  • Isolation and purification of novel antibiotics
  • LCMS and NMR metabolomics
  • Detection of biological thiols in cancer cell models


  • LC-MS based metabolomics
  • NMR
  • Preparative chromatography
  • HPLC/GC method development
  • Thiol analysis

Last updated 18 January 2024