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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 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

Intestinal Absorption
Bile Acids and Salts
Pharmaceutical Preparations
1 Citations

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
Silicon Dioxide
Open Access
Intestinal Absorption
Liquid chromatography
Liquid Chromatography

Thermal analysis in oxidative and pyrolysis conditions of alkaline earth metals picolinates using the techniques: TG-DSC, DSC, MWTA, HSM and EGA (TG-DSC-FTIR and HSM-MS)

Nascimento, A. L. C. S., Parkes, G. M. B., Ashton, G. P., Fernandes, R. P., Teixeira, J. A., Nunes, W. D. G., Ionashiro, M. & Caires, F. J., 1 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis. 135, p. 67-75 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alkaline Earth Metals
Alkaline earth metals
Gas fuel analysis
Mass spectrometers
Open Access
Mass spectrometry
rhodamine B
Aluminum Oxide