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Biography

I graduated from the University of East Anglia with a BSc(Hons) in Chemistry. After studying analytical chemistry at the University of Liverpool and computer interfacing at Middlesex Polytechnic I went on to work in The Catalysis Research Unit under Prof. Phil Barnes at Leeds Metropolitan University, obtaining my PhD there in the area of novel thermal analysis techniques. After spending a year at the University of Central Lancashire, I moved to the University of Huddersfield and became a lecturer in Analytical Chemistry.

I have taught a range of topics including physical and analytical chemistry but, since 2002, I have been mainly involved on our Forensic & Analytical Science degree being responsible for the 1st and 2nd year Practical Forensic Science modules and also contributing to the Crime Scene Investigation module.

Research Expertise and Interests

My main reserach interests lie in thermal analysis / thermal processing and include:

  • Novel thermal analysis techniques based on induction and microwave heating
  • Sample controlled thermal analysis (SCTA)
  • Thermal analsysis of materials ranging from mixed metal oxides to pharmaceuticals
  • Linking hot-stage microscopy to ambient ionisation mass spectrometry

I also have forensic reserach interests in

  • Monitoring of decomposition VOCs using headspace and thermal desorption GC-MS
  • Clothing damage analysis 

Research Degree Supervision

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Research Output 1991 2019

Formation of a Bile Salt-Drug Hydrogel to Predict Human Intestinal Absorption

Shokry, D. S., Waters, L. J., Parkes, G. M. B., Mitchell, J. C. & Snowden, M. J., Jan 2019, In : Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 108, 1, p. 279-287 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydrogel
Intestinal Absorption
Bile Acids and Salts
Hydrogels
Pharmaceutical Preparations

The effect of insect activity on clothing damage evidence following a period of decomposition

Bostock, E., Parkes, G. & Williams, G., 11 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Crime, Security and Society. 1, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
clothing
meat
insects
degradation
cotton fabric

Characterizing Drug-Polymer Bead Interactions Using Isothermal Titration Calorimetry

Swaine, T., Garcia, P., Tang, Y., Lewis, A., Parkes, G. & Waters, L., 19 Dec 2018, In : Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Calorimetry
Polymers
irinotecan
Hydrogel
Doxorubicin

Effect of decomposition on clothing damage evidence: A preliminary study

Bostock, E., Parkes, G. & Williams, G., 12 Dec 2018, In : Crime, Security and Society. 1, 2, 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Crime
Decomposition
Yarn
Textiles
Tissue
1 Citations (Scopus)

Enhancing the dissolution of phenylbutazone using Syloid® based mesoporous silicas for oral equine applications

Waters, L. J., Hanrahan, J. P., Tobin, J. M., Finch, C. V., Parkes, G. M. B., Ahmad, S. A., Mohammad, F. & Saleem, M., Jun 2018, In : Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis. 8, 3, p. 181-186 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Phenylbutazone
Silicon Dioxide
Horses
Dissolution
Excipients