Kevin Honeychurch

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

Work History:

severn trent laboratories, the Centre for drug formulation studies

Current Job:

Research Fellow


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.

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Who is your favourite singer or band?

Halfman Halfbiscuit

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?

the environment

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’

Other stuff

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