Mr Alan J Handley CChem FRSC
Alan is currently Head of Pharmaceutical Sciences Group at LGC, moving to LGC from ICI after some 25 years of managing various analytical operations in support of both the Corporate and the Chemicals and Polymer businesses.
Alan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, President of The Chromatographic Society, and Associate of the Chromatographic Society of India. He is Honorary Lecturer at the University of Bangor and has held similar positions at Royal Holloway University of London, and the University of Salford.
Alan is the author of a number of books, was editor for CRC’s “Analytical Chemistry” series, and provides regular articles for Chromatography Today.
In addition to his current RSC role, he is past Chairman and current member of the North West Region Analytical Division, a member of the Merseyside Schools Analyst Committee, Analytical Methods Trust and past chair of the Analytical Methods Committee.
Professor Gillian Greenway BSc PhD CChem FRSC
Gillian Greenway carried out her Ph.D. research at the Department of Instrumentation and Analytical Science, UMIST in the field of trace metal speciation by gas chromatography (GC)- microwave induced plasma (MIP) atomic spectrometry.
In 1985 she became a lecturer at Humberside University before transferring to the Department of Chemistry at the University of Hull in 1988 where she set up a research group working on flow detectors and sensors, on-line sample preparation, separations and environmental trace metal. In 1996 she was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry SAC silver medal.
She is Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Hull and is working on the miniaturisation of chemical processes and systems for both synthesis and analysis. Other areas of interest include environmental research and atomic spectrometry.
Dr Mark Powell CChem FRSC
Mark is Scientific Manager for a medium-sized contract research organisation based in North Wales that specialises in early-stage drug development, culminating in the manufacture of products for first-in-human studies. His previous jobs, in both industry and academia, have all involved analytical research and development, principally in the areas of chromatography and mass spectrometry.
Mark is the author of a number of scientific papers, a book chapter, and has given presentations at various scientific meetings. He is currently collaborating with institutions in the UK, the US and other EU countries in the areas of formulation development and analytical chemistry. Mark has previously served as the Analytical Division’s Honorary Secretary and as a member of the Analytical Science Network’s committee.
Dr Sian L Howells CChem MRSC
Mr Tom P Lynch CChem FRSC
Elected Ordinary Member
Dr Ruth Williams FRSC
Elected Ordinary Member
Ruth gained both her BSc in Chemistry and a PhD from Exeter University. Her research interests include the characterization of sorbents by gas and vapour sorption. She joined the Open University in 1991 as a staff tutor in the South West region, with responsibility for the science programme. She was promoted to senior lecturer in chemistry in 2001, and, in 2008, appointed Awards Director in Analytical Sciences to lead the development of a new curriculum strand in analytical sciences.
Dr David Elder CChem FRSC
Elected Ordinary Member
David P. Elder has thirty four years experience within the Pharmaceutical Industry. He is currently a director at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals at Ware
He has a BSc in Applied Chemistry and an MSc in Analytical Chemistry, both from Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. He obtained a part-time PhD from Edinburgh University in1992 investigating the crystal structure and solid-state chemistry of a series of pharmaceutical salts. He is a member of the BP-Committee PCY: Pharmacy. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), a Chartered Chemist, Chartered Scientist and is eligible to be a Qualified Person.
He is a member of the EfPIA, PhRMA and PQRI sub-groups on genotoxic impurities. He is a committee member of Joint Pharmaceutical Analysis Group, a member of the Council of Analytical Division, RSC and an ex officio trustee of the Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund.
He has authored 47 papers, he is the co-editor of a new textbook on The Analytical Characterisation of Oligonucleotides (publication date 2012) and has written a further 7 chapters in several other Pharmaceutical textbooks. He has presented several webinars and 55 seminars at various UK, European and US scientific meetings. He has 7 patents to his name. His interests include analytical chemistry, solid-state chemistry, impurities and stabilisation strategies and formulation science.
Dr Mark Fitzsimons CChem FRSC
Elected Ordinary Member
Mark Fitzsimons is a Reader in Organic Geochemistry at Plymouth University and joined the Analytical Division Council in 2011. Mark has an active teaching and research portfolio, which includes teaching analytical chemistry to final year students on the chemistry degree programmes at Plymouth.
He graduated from the University of Liverpool with a BSc in Chemistry with Oceanography and stayed on to complete his PhD under the supervision of Professor George Wolff. Mark's research interests have focused on the chemistry and cycling of nitrogen in the environment, particularly the little-studied organic fraction. To this end he has developed and published analytical methods for the identification and quantification of amines, aminoketones and peptides in marine systems, and has recently become interested in developing representative systems to monitor the environmental fate of pollutant organic nitrogen compounds.
He is a member of the Peninsula Section of the RSC and also serves on the Natural Environment Research Council Peer Review College, and as Secretary of the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association.
Professor Paul Bohn
Chair, Analyst Editorial Board
Dr Steven Lancaster CChem FRSC
Elected Ordinary Member
Steve carried out his PhD research at the University of Hull in the field of trace environmental analysis and chemiluminescence detection. He has a wide range of experience in analytical science in the petrochemicals industry and as Analytical Sciences Programme Manager with the Royal Society of Chemistry. He now works for Domino Printing Sciences, based in Cambridge where he leads the analytical team.
Steve is the author of a number of papers, articles and chapters and is a member of the Atomic Spectrometry Updates Board. He is a past Chair of the Molecular Spectroscopy Group, the North East Region Analytical Division and the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Section. He has developed links with Analytical Scientists in Africa and is working with African scientists to build expertise in analytical chemistry in Kenya. He founded a charity, Foundation for Analytical Science & Technology in Africa, which is working to build capacity in Analytical Science in Africa.
Dr Sara L Evans CChem FRSC
Elected Ordinary Member
Sara attained First Class Honours in her BSc(tech) from the University of Wales in 1984. Following a period as Research Assistant at Kingston Polytechnic, she obtained her PhD in 1989. She has been Senior Lecturer at Hatfield Polytechnic/University of Hertfordshire since 1990.
Sara has been active on behalf of the RSC throughout her career. She has been involved with over 20 heats of the Schools’ Analyst Competition. She has served as Chair of the Analytical Division’s East Anglia Region committee which has sponsored a number of one day specialist meetings among other events and she has served as Chair of the Scientific Committee for the 2013 ARF meeting.
Sara is passionate about the value of chemistry in the modern world and therefore the need for well trained, knowledgeable practitioners of pure and applied chemistry hence her enthusiasm for promoting chemistry within schools.
Professor Jeremy K Nicholson CChem FRSC
Jeremy Nicholson obtained his BSc from Liverpool University (1977) and PhD from London University (1980) in Biochemistry. Following appointments at Birkbeck College and the London School of Pharmacy he became Head of Biological Chemistry at Imperial College London in 1998. Since 2009 he has been Head of the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial developing new real-time point-of-care diagnostics with a large team of surgeons, critical care internists and cancer physicians. Professor Nicholson is the author of over 600 peer-reviewed papers on the development and application of novel spectroscopic and chemometric studies of disturbed metabolic and physico-chemical processes in disease.
His research has been recognised by numerous awards from the RSC, the UK Chromatographic Society, Pfizer, the NIH and others. His interests include biological NMR spectroscopy, novel LC-MS and chemometric approaches to bioanalysis, metabolic modelling and studies leading to the understanding of the molecular basis of disease and toxic processes, and extended genome/superorganism biochemistry.
He is a consultant to several pharmaceutical/healthcare companies in the UK, Europe and the USA and is a founder director of Metabometrix, an Imperial College spin-off company specializing in molecular phenotyping, clinical diagnostics and toxicological screening via metabonomics and top-down systems biology.
Dr Roger Wood OBE CChem FRSC
Chair, Analytical Methods Committee
Roger Wood gained his degree in Chemistry at Hull University and his PhD in analytical chemistry at Imperial College. Roles include working for the Food Standards Agency (previously the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food).
His particular interests, besides methods of analysis and sampling, now lie with the quality of analysis, accreditation and proficiency testing of food analysis laboratories. He is co-author of a number International Harmonised Protocol/Guidelines - now cited in legislation. In recognition of his work he was awarded the OBE in 2003.
He is currently Chair of the Division's Analytical Methods Committee.
Dr Clare Rawlinson Malone AMRSC, MPharm
Analytical Science Network
Clare Rawlinson Malone is the Chair of the Analytical Science Network (ASN) and has represented this group on the Analytical Division Council since 2009. ASN is a voluntary organization that supports early career analysts through training and networking opportunities; their key activity is the annual analytical science conference Emerging Analytical Professionals (EAP formally EYP).
She qualified as a pharmacist in 2002, completed a PhD involving formulation and chemical analysis then became a developmental lecturer in pharmaceutics and pharmacy practice at the University of Bradford. She subsequently became a lecturer at Reading School of Pharmacy where she led a research group focused on development and characterisation of innovative pharmaceutical formulations: amorphous materials, cocrystals, and novel polymeric systems. Other roles included pre-registration and careers tutor, and technique advisor for the university Chemical Analysis Facility.
Clare now works for Bristol-Myers Squibb R&D, developing oral formulation platforms with the aim of bringing a range of “difficult” drugs to market and the clinic. She retains links with the University of Reading and holds the position of Visiting Research Fellow.
Professor James N Miller CChem FRSC
Tertiary Education Representative
Mr Brian Woodget CChem FRSC
Skills and Training Representative
Dr Melissa Hanna-Brown CChem MRSC
Industrial Liaison Representative
Melissa Hanna-Brown is employed at Pfizer Global R+D Labs in Sandwich as a Lead Separation Scientist for a New Technology Group in Development Science and Technology. She is also a visiting Senior Lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy at King’s College London where she was previously employed as a Lecturer in Separation Sciences. Her PhD studies were carried out between King’s College London and SmithKline Beecham on prediction of drug-biomembrane partitioning. Her postdoctoral research involved developing novel triple-column electrophoretic technology allowing sensitive detection of trace components in complex matrices via 2D-CE. Her interests now include analytical technology development, high resolution strategies for complex biofluid profiling (or metabolomics) and predictive modelling of separations.