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First degree: BSc(Hons) Applied Chemistry, University of Salford (1989). PhD: Synthetic Organic Chemistry (Synthesis of Four Membered Ring Nitrogen Heterocycles) supervised by Dr R K Smalley, University of Salford (1993). Postdoctoral work (1993 - 1995): Universities of East Anglia and York with Professor R J K Taylor on the synthesis of polyene natural products, such as vitamin A, using pyrylium heterocycles.

I lectured in organic chemistry at the Universities of Bath (1995 - 1996) and Hertfordshire (1996 - 2001), before being appointed to the staff at the University of Huddersfield in August 2001, where I am currently Reader in Organic Chemistry and Course Leader for Chemical Sciences.

Teaching Areas: foundations of organic chemistry, functional group chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry for pharmacy students, organic chemistry for forensic sciences, carbonyl chemistry, organic synthesis, techniques of practical organic chemistry.

Other Duties: Year Tutor for Year 2 MChem; Course Leader for Chemistry and Forensic & Analytical Science.

External roles: Secretary and Treasurer of the Royal Society of Chemistry Heterocyclic and Synthesis Group 2008-2011 with responsibility for the organisation of the Grasmere Heterocyclic Symposium 2009 and 2011; board of referees for the journal Tetrahedron; regular reviewer for the Journal of Chemical Research, and reviewer for Journal of Organic Chemistry, Tetrahedron Letters and Organic Letters.

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Research Output 2005 2017

Effect of Plasma Surface Treatment of Poly(dimethylsiloxane) on the Permeation of Pharmaceutical Compounds

Waters, L., Finch, C., Bhuiyan, A., Hemming, K. & Mitchell, J. Oct 2017 In : Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis. 7, 5, p. 338-342 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Surface treatment
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Open Access
Dimethyl Sulfoxide

The Synthesis and Chemistry of Azolobenzodiazepines

Hemming, K. 8 Feb 2017 Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry. Scriven, E. & Ramsden, C. (eds.). Elsevier, Vol. 123, p. 63-103 41 p. (Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Biological Products
2 Citations

Synthesis, conformation and antiproliferative activity of isothiazoloisoxazole 1,1-dioxides

Blackburn, J., Molyneux, G., Pitard, A., Rice, C. R., Page, M. I., Afshinjavid, S., Javid, F. A., Coles, S. J., Horton, P. N. & Hemming, K. 2016 In : Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. 14, 6, p. 2134-2144

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Jamshaid, F., Khan, M. & Hemming, K. 2015 In : MolBank. 2015, 2, p. M860

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle