Senior Lecturer of Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Charles Darwin University

I'm a lecturer in medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry at Charles Darwin University. Explosions, fires and things that will make you very ill were formative events in my interest in science.

Since then I've studied at Manchester Metropolitan University (BSc Chemistry) and UMIST (PhD) and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at The University of Melbourne's School of Chemistry and then in the Department of Pathology. All that has involved me in making plastic stabilisers by the tonne; synthesizing research drug molecules in milligram quantities; studying protein-membrane interactions using instruments such as solid-state NMR and the Platypus neutron reflectometer at ANSTO; and various other projects related to pharmaceutical and biological chemistry.


  • 2014–present
    Lecturer of medicinal chemistry, Charles Darwin University
  • 2005–2014
    Research officer , The University of Melbourne


  • 2011 
    The University of Manchester, PhD