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Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry

I joined the University in 2017 having previously graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science. I was awarded my PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University, which involved targeted thiol detection and metabolic profiling in prostate cancer cell models. I have previously worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow studying protein-bound and novel thiol compounds present in prostate cancer cell lines. 

I am a Chartered Chemist (CChem), Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Pharmaceutical Scientist in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (SRPharmS), and Vice-Chair of the RSC Newcastle Upon Tyne and NE Coast Local Section Committee.

I also coordinate the local heat of the RSC School's Analyst Competition; held annually at the University which welcomes teams of school students to compete to solve diverse analytical problems.

Teaching and supervision

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

I am the Module Leader for BSc Biopharmaceutical and BSc Cosmetic Science Level 4 Chemistry (BPS110 , CSC101). I also coordinate chemistry at Level 5 on MPharm Pharmacy.

Research interests for potential research students

  • Isolation and purification of novel antibiotics
  • LCMS and NMR metabolomics


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Childs, Stephen, Haroune, Nicolas, Williams, Lee and Gronow, Michael (2017) Investigation of the Low Molecular Weight Thiol Composition in a Metastatic Prostate Cancer Cell Line (LNCaP) by LC-UV-MS and NMR after Labelling with the Ellman Reagent. American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 08 (01). pp. 1-18. ISSN 2156-8251

Childs, Stephen, Haroune, Nicolas, Williams, Lee and Gronow, M (2016) Determination of cellular glutathione: glutathione disulphide ratio in prostate cancer cells by high performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection. Journal of Chromatography A, 1437. pp. 67-73. ISSN S0021-9673

This list was generated on Sun Jun 7 08:41:11 2020 BST.
  • LC-MS based metabolomics
  • Preparative chromatography
  • Bioanalysis

Last updated 14 February 2020

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