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Gordon Morris is a Professor of Carbohydrate Chemist in the Department of Chemical Sciences. He is an analytical and biopolymer chemist and has active research interests in the areas of polysaccharide structure-function, mucoadhesion and peptide chemistry.

He studied for his first degree and MSc in chemistry at the University of Aberdeen before moving to the University of Nottingham in the group of Prof. Steve Harding to conduct BBSRC Industrial Case PhD with Unilever Research (Dr. Tim Foster) on “Hydrodynamic investigation of polysaccharides and their interactions with casein”. After leaving Nottingham he completed a postdoctoral position at Industrial Research Limited (IRL) in Lower Hutt, New Zealand where he worked on the physical and chemical characterisation of chemically and enzymatically modified polysaccharides. He continued this work with in a further postdoctoral position with the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) in Nantes. This then took him back to Nottingham where he worked for 4.5 years as a Research and Teaching Fellow at the School of Biosciences where his research interests included: stability of chitosan nanoparticles; stability of pectin solutions and gels and polysaccharide/ polysaccharide interactions. He joined the University of Huddersfield as a lecturer in January 2011 and was made a professor in August 2017.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Polysaccharide interactions
  • Construction of stable polysaccharide drug delivery systems
  • Extraction and characterisation of therapeutic molecules
  • Effect of enzymatic or chemical modification on the properties of polysaccharides
  • Dilute solution conformation of polysaccharides

Research Expertise and Interests

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External positions

External examiner, University of Nottingham

1 Oct 2017 → …

Polysccharides (Editorial board), MDPI

12 Jul 2017 → …

European Biophysics Journal (Editorial board), Springer

16 Dec 2016 → …

Food Biophysics (Editorial board), Springer

20 Sep 2016 → …

Food Hydrocolloids (Editorial Board), Elsevier

9 Jul 2014 → …

RSC Carbohydrate Committee, Royal Society of Chemistry

1 Jan 2012 → …


  • Polysaccharides
  • Pectins
  • Chitosan
  • Biopolymers
  • Peptides
  • Heparin
  • Mucoadhesion
  • Viscometry
  • Molecular weight determination
  • Hydrogels
  • Hydrocolloids

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Research Output 1999 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Caffeine release and absorption from caffeinated gums

Morris, C., Viriot, S. M., Farooq Mirza, Q. U. A., Morris, G. & Lynn, A., 1 Apr 2019, In : Food and Function. 10, 4, p. 1792-1796 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Structure and physicochemical properties of Ghanaian grewia gum

Kpodo, F. M., Agbenorhevi, J. K., Alba, J., Smith, A., Morris, G. & Kontogiorgos, V., 1 Feb 2019, In : International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 122, p. 866-872 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Uronic Acids

Sulfated polysaccharides: Immunomodulation and signaling mechanisms

Huang, L., Shen, M., Morris, G. & Xie, J., 13 Aug 2019, In : Trends in Food Science and Technology. 92, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Molecular Weight

The influence of charge on the multiple thermal transitions observed in xanthan

Abbaszadeh, A., Lad, M., Morris, G., MacNaughtan, W., Sworn, G. & Foster, T., 25 Jun 2019, In : Food Hydrocolloids. 97, 105184.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

xanthan gum
Pyruvic Acid
Transition Temperature
Superconducting transition temperature
Hot Temperature
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Contacts (fluid mechanics)

Activities 2011 2018

Molecules (Journal)

Gordon Morris (Member of editorial board)
8 Jun 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

Controlling Texture in Processed Meat Production

Gordon Morris (Examiner)
13 Feb 2017

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

Hydrodynamic Analysis of High and Low Molecular Weight Therapeutic Glycans

Gordon Morris (Examiner)
7 Dec 2017

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

Polysaccharides (Journal)

Gordon Morris (Member of editorial board)
12 Jul 2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

Microstructural Engineering of Cakes

Gordon Morris (Examiner)
28 Apr 2017

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination