A little about me, I work at the University of Bradford as a Research Development Manager and live in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

I am a research scientist by background and completed my Ph.D in Instrumentation and Analytical Science in 2001 from UMIST.

My background covers a wide range of physical sciences, including:-
• Analytical Chemistry,
• Analytical Science,
• Biomedical Engineering,
• Biofuels, inc Biodiesel production,
• Catalysis,
• Chemical Engineering,
• Environmental Science,
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
• Graphene Engineering,
• Instrumentation,
• Lab-on-a-Chip Technology,
• Microfluidics,
• Petroleum Engineering,
• Teaching and Lecturing,
• Sensors,
• Waste Recycling,

I am a chartered scientist (C.Sci) and a chartered chemist (C.Chem), a fully licensed member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), and an associate of the Higher Education Academy (AHEA).

I have also recently joined the EPSRC Associate Peer Review College, have reviewed research applications for the UKIERI Programme and have begun the Bradford Leader course as part of my on-going training.

I Joined the University of Bradford as a Research Development Manager in August 2014 working directly with the Head of Research support and the PVC for Research and Knowledge Transfer to support over 600 academic colleagues in the process of securing research funding. Although largely focused on the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics, my role encompasses activity across all four faculties with a major component of my work being the development of cross-disciplinary research activities, with current highlights being the development of proposals for a Clinical Translation Research and Teaching centre, a centre for Political Islam and a large smart-cars initiative with Jaguar Land Rover.

Before moving to Bradford, worked with the Sheffield Science Gateway at the University of Sheffield as a Business Development Manager for the Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2013 to enable me to develop skills in Business Management and Industrial Liaison. A University HEIF Award and the award of an STFC Innovations Partnership Scheme (IPS) Fellowship supported the post. Although based in the Faculty of Science, I worked across the four faculties of the University to develop multidisciplinary research activities, generate impact from existing research and drive forward the universities vision of Impact, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (IIKE) by liaising with local and national SME’s and Multinational industry to generate strategic partnerships beneficial to all partners.

I was previously employed as a lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science at the University of Manchester, and a Research Fellow in the Nanotechnology and Integrated Bioengineering Centre at the University of Ulster. I have an extensive and varied research background covering Analytical Chemistry, Analytical Science, Biomedical Engineering, Biofuels, Catalysis, Computer-Aided-Design, Chemical Engineering, Clean Room Fabrication, Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation, Microfluidics, Microreactors, Measurement systems, Optics, Point-of-Care Medical Sensors and Sustainable energy sources.

I have extensive teaching experience and am a confident lecturer, comfortable in front of large and small groups. I am well liked for my commitment to teaching and learning, and endeavoured to support understanding both inside and outside of the lecture theatre. As such, I utilize a wide range of teaching methodologies and delivery styles to enhance the delivery of material. During my time as Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, I developed a pilot project to integrate green energy, recycling and pilot plant operation into the UG curriculum, with this project being shortlisted for the IChemE Education and Training Awards 2013.

I am a chartered chemist (C.Chem), a chartered scientist (C.Sci) and a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC). I completed the University of Manchester Academic Practice course in 2005, which led to my gaining Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, have extensive staff management and line management experience, including supervision of subordinate staff and I completed a level five qualification in Management from the ILM in 2011,

In addition to academic qualifications, I have completed the following training activities

ARMA - Managing Complex Research Projects (2015)
IChemE - Chemical Engineering for Scientists (2013)
UoM Cryogenic Gas Safety (2012)
LabView - Core I & II Training (2009)
ILM - Level 5 qualification from the Institute of Leadership and Management (2009)
IOSH - Managing Safety course (2008)
UoM - Project Management (2008)
UoM - Health and Safety - Portable Appliance Testing course (2008)
HEA - Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Education, accredited by the Higher Education Academy (2006).