I have been at Kingston University since 1987 (was Kingston Polytechnic until 1992) as a lecturer and tutor and have witnessed many changes. Most of my teaching for undergraduates are for chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences although I have also taught chemistry to resources sciences students. My main teaching and research interest are in biomedical application of polymers in particular in ophthalmic applications. I have successfully supervised and co supervised a number of PhD and MPhil students. I am also Course Director for Foundation Pharmacy and a designated Personal Tutor to care leavers in our department.
I am passionate about helping students to reach their full potential and use every opportunity to encourage and inspire them in and out of classes. I am a trained Self Empowerment trainer and have been an avid learner of personal and professional development. I am keen to help students to expand and develop their personal as well as academic potential.
Barton, Stephen J., Foot, Peter J. S., Miller Tate, Philip C., Kishi, Mariko and Ghatora, Baljit (2013) The effects of gamma irradiation on medical grade poly(methyl methacrylate). Polymers and Polymer Composites, 21(1), pp. 1-8. ISSN (print) 0967-3911
Pratt, C.M., Barton, S., McGonigle, E., Kishi, M. and Foot, P.J.S. (2007) Preoperative opacification of acrylic intraocular lenses in storage. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 18(4), pp. 583-589. ISSN (print) 0957-4530
Pratt, CM, Barton, S, McGonigle, E, Kishi, M and Foot, PJS (2006) The effect of ionising radiation on poly(methyl methacrylate) used in intraocular lenses. Polymer Degradation and Stability, 91(10), pp. 2315-2317. ISSN (print) 0141-3910
Roudini, Danesh, Foot, Peter J.S. and Kishi, M. (2010) Preparation, characterisation and diffusion studies of polypyrrole, poly(1,6-di(N-pyrrolyl)hexane) and poly(N-dodecylpyrrole). In: Macro2010 - 43rd IUPAC World Polymer Congress; 11 - 16 Jul 2010, Glasgow, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Ghatora, Baljit, Foot, Peter, Barton, Stephen and Kishi, Mariko (2008) Investigation into the causes of post-operative calcification in intraocular lenses. In: Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Annual Conference 2008; 13-15 May 2008, Grantham, U.K..
Ghatora, Baljit, Foot, Peter, Barton, Stephen and Kishi, Mariko (2007) Investigation into the causes of post-operative calcification in intraocular lenses. In: 35th European Federation of the Contact Lens and IOL Industries Conference; 11-13 Oct 2007, Malaga, Spain. (Unpublished)