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Biography

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 a Head of Division (Chemistry and Chemical Engineering) in the School of Applied 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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

External positions

Undergraduate external examiner, University of Greenwich

Aug 2021 → …

Undergraduate External Examiner, Northumbria University

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Accreditation Assessor, Royal Society of Chemistry

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Research Expertise and Interests

  • Cyclopropenone
  • Oxides

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