I am currently a Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde within the Centre for Forensic Science. Prior to this I have done postdoctoral work at the University of Wollongong within the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute and the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute in Dublin, Ireland. I received my PhD in 2004 from Dublin City University. This work primarily focused on the area of ECL and pioneering the development of metallopolymers capable of producing both current and light responses following interaction with specific DNA bases. My research interests focus primarily on the application of electrochemical detection techniques for chemical and biochemical sensor development. Within this, I focus on three core areas: (1) novel ECL materials, including nanoparticles, monomeric and polymeric materials; (2) development of robust surface attachment strategies for enhanced ECL sensitivities and multiplexed detection; and (3) the creation of novel advance methodologies for ultrasensitive disease biomarker detection that will alter and improve clinical practice. In particular, in the detection of oxidative stress leading to mutagenesis, neurological diseases and aging and in the early detection of biomarkers for disease detection is a continuing theme within her research. I am also keenly interested in the development of novel materials for detection and biomedical device applications as well as finding new avenues to apply these new materials.
Biography Updated on 28 May 2013