Personal profile


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

  • Microwave thermal analysis (MWTA)
  • Sample controlled thermal analysis (SCTA)
  • Microwave processing of materials
  • Preparation and modification of carbon adsorbents

Research Degree Supervision

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Research Output 2013 2018

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. 31 Jan 2018 In : Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Silicon Dioxide
Mass spectrometry
rhodamine B
Aluminum Oxide

Control of metallo-supramolecular assemblies via steric, hydrogen bonding and argentophilic interactions; formation of a 3-dimensional polymer of circular helicates

Bullock, S. J., Davidson, F. S., Faulkner, R. A., Parkes, G. M. B., Rice, C. R. & Towns-Andrews, E. 9 Jan 2017 In : CrystEngComm. 19, 9, p. 1273-1278 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Hydrogen bonds
1 Citations
Silicon Dioxide
1 Citations

Predicting human intestinal absorption in the presence of bile salt with micellar liquid chromatography

Waters, L. J., Shokry, D. S. & Parkes, G. M. B. 1 Oct 2016 In : Biomedical Chromatography. 30, 10, p. 1618-1624 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intestinal Absorption
Liquid chromatography
Bile Acids and Salts
Liquid Chromatography
Surface-Active Agents