Short Biography

Current position: Senior Lecturer, School of Chemistry, The University of Manchester: (2004-)

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, UMIST, 1994 - 2004

Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Aston School of Pharmaceutical Sciences 1990-1993


Postdoctoral fellow 1988-1990, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) with Prof. Mike Jung (nucleoside synthesis/carbohydrate chemistry/asymmetric synthesis). [Visiting Fellow 1991 and 1992]

PhD, University of Durham 1988 with Prof. M. R. Bryce (stereoselective natural product total synthesis)

BSc Class I, University of Durham 1985

Pemberton Scholar 1984-5 - Highest University-wide Marks, Finals Part 1

Harrison Shearer Prize 1985 - Highest Chemistry Overall Finals