I’m interested in the the behaviour of metal complexes, particularly f-element complexes, and in their application to problems in the real world, whether in the imaging and diagnosis of disease or in tackling the nuclear legacy.

To do this properly, we need to be able to understand the behaviour of f-electrons- and to take account of the effect of the structure of complexes on their behaviour.

Research in my group is focused on a number of themes:

  1. Understanding and controlling the spectroscopic     properties of f-element ions and their complexes

  2. Developing new methods for synthesising architectures containing metal ions

  3. Developing molecular probes and contrast agents that can be used to quantify change in biological systems

  4. Exploiting self-assembly and molecular recognition through coordination chemistry

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Research Interests