Favourite Thing: plumbing things together in attempt to get a new analytical approach to a question
Ph.D. M.Sc. B.Sc.(Hons), HND, MRSC, CChem
severn trent laboratories, the Centre for drug formulation studies
University of the West of England
Me and my work
detection of drugs and piosons
My role is focused on the development of screen-printed based sensors for the determination of metal ions in human blood and environmental samples. I am also exploring the development of disposable microsensors for the detection of markers of oxidative stress in animals and humans. In conjugation with this, I am undertaking a number of studies utilising HPLC with electrochemical detection/UV and GC/MS to elucidate the environmental degradation and electrochemical redox products of several important drugs and pesticides.
I am the author of over 30 peer reviewed journal papers and have given a number of talks at international conferences.
I have been lucky enough for my role to be focused in both applied and theoretical research for industry and the academic sectors.
I have supervised over 30 student projects and been employed in five industry funded projects, some of which have run for over three years.
My Typical Day
supervision of students, lab work, writing of papers
What I'd do with the money
I done little in the way of public engagement and would like to try to more…
Science Café or something similar. I think that I would like to try and show the fun/interest that is analytical chemistry.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
play in a punk band
What did you want to be after you left school?
go to art school! I didn’t but still use art in science now
Were you ever in trouble at school?
What was your favourite subject at school?
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
written a book
What or who inspired you to become a scientist?
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Tell us a joke.
Why do anarchists drink herbal tea? Because all ‘property is theft’