I am a Senior Lecturer in Polymer Physics in the Department of Materials at theĀ University of Manchester. My research focuses on polymer chemistry, in particular the synthesis of polymers and their chemical properties and post-synthesis modification. Current research areas and topics include:

I have various profile pages, although some are a little sparse at present:My blog has posts about the outreach talks and demonstrations I do for school students and open days, and you can follow me on twitter or find me on Google +.

I have recently finished my term as chair of the Recent Appointees in Polymer Science (RAPS) organisation, which provides a forum for recently appointed academic and industrial researchersĀ  to form networks and exchange ideas. Our main activity is an annual conference which gives att endees the chance for discussion and to present their research interests in a relaxed environment.If you are interested in RAPS, please contact me, visit their website or follow them on twitter.