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Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry

I obtained my BSc (Hons) in Applied Chemistry from Northumbria University in 2016. I commenced my research journey at the same institution and successfully completed my PhD, funded by bioMĂ©rieux, in 2019. Under the guidance of Professor Stephen Stanforth, Dr. Graeme Turnbull, and Professor John Perry from Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, my doctoral research focused on a multi-disciplinary project in organic heterocyclic chemistry. This project aimed to enhance global healthcare and combat multidrug-resistant organisms by integrating microbiology, analytical chemistry, and photochemistry. I continued to develop this project as a Postdoctoral Research Associate for three additional years.

The collaborative efforts of the team were recognised and honored with a Horizon Prize by The Royal Society of Chemistry in 2022. Additionally, I collaborated with the International Medical University Malaysia on an anticancer therapy project, which led to several published works.

In September 2022, I joined the School of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Sciences as a Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry.

Teaching and supervision

Research interests for potential research students

  • Development of novel methods for microbial diagnostics including 
    • antimicrobial resistance
  • Synthetic chemistry
  • Antimicrobial drug development
    • Development of small-molecule as potential anti-cancer therapeutics
  • Natural products as potential therapeutic agents
  • 3D printing and material sciences


Experienced researcher with a demonstrated history of working with the higher education industry, international collaborators and project management experience in parallel multi-step synthesis and medicinal chemistry. Proven adaptability through an RSC award-winning multi-disciplinary project in organic heterocyclic chemistry with microbiology, analytical chemistry and photochemistry which aim to improve global healthcare and fight against multidrug-resistant organisms. Actively collaborated and published contributions to the fight against cancer.


  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Cancer research
    • Synthetic chemistry
  • Microbial diagnostics 
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Anti-cancer therapy
  • 3D printing and material sciences

Last updated 19 July 2023