I obtained my MSci (Hons) Pharmaceutical chemistry degree from Queen Mary, University of London, in 2006. Following that I spent several years, working in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry as a study scientist and training consultant. I have a PhD from the University of Hertfordshire, in the area of the design and synthesis of novel peanut polyphenols demonstrating cancer chemopreventive and antifungal activity. Whilst completing my PhD, I worked at the University of Hertfordshire as a Teaching and Research associate within the department of Pharmacy.
I have written several resources for early researchers, scientists within industry and academics. Most recently I have contributed to the production of professional activity material, published by Technology Networks, including 'How to guides' written for students and researchers in the scientific community.
Since joining Kingston University, I have taught on MPharm and Foundation Programmes, within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. I have maintained my current research interests in the field of medicinal chemistry, in particular the synthesis of novel polyphenols. I am also interested in pedagogic research with a particular focus on entrepreneurship in scientific education and enhancing student academic skills.