Personal profile


Lecturer on and Course Administrator(*) for the Courses:

Masters Level

Bioorganic Chemistry*

Organic Chemistry*

Methods in Biophysical Chemistry



Research Projects in Chemistry



Lycopene: A Tomato Experiment


Research areas

Synthetic organic chemistry, natural products, gene therapy, lipids, small angle x-ray scattering, synchrotron

Academic Positions

2016-present Associate Professor in Chemistry, Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University, Denmark

2005-2016     Lecturer in Organic Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom

2001-2005     Postdoctoral Research Associate and Research Officer, School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom



1995-2000 PhD in Organic Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Canada

1991-1995 Honours BSc with high distinction in Chemistry, University of Toronto, Canada


Other Professional Experience, Awards and Training

2008  Visiting Scientist, Aalborg University, Denmark

2007  Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom

1995-1999  Research Supervisor and Teaching Assistant, University of British Columbia, Canada

1995  Society of Chemical Industry Award, Canada

1995  Research Assistant, University of Toronto, Canada

1994  NSERC Industrial Research Chemist, Allelix Biopharmaceuticals, Canada


Leadership Roles, Committees and Professional Societies

Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), Chemical Institute of Canada, and Canadian Society for Chemistry, Higher Education Academy (UK)

Referee (publications):
American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, and Elsevier journals

Referee (grant applications):
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK)

Examiner (external/internal):
PhD thesis and oral examination committees, international institutions

Conference organiser:
RSC Merck Organic Chemistry Symposium, Queen’s University Belfast
Queen’s Medicinal Chemistry Symposium, Queen’s University Belfast

Committee Membership:
University Education Enhancement Panel, University Community Forum, Departmental Safety Committee, School Education Committee, School Teaching Review Working Group, Organic Section Teaching Committee (Chair), School Recruitment Committee (Chair), Selection Panel for Academic Appointments, Staff Probation Panel.


  • Chemistry
  • Synthetic organic chemistry
  • Natural products
  • Gene therapy
  • Drug delivery
  • Lipids
  • Liposomes
  • Small angle x-ray scattering
  • Synchrotron