Dr Johansson Seechurn was born and raised in Ystad, Sweden. After finishing school, she moved to the UK to undertake her undergraduate studies at U.M.I.S.T. (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology), including a year abroad at CPE (l’Ecole Superieure Chimie, Physique, Electronique de Lyon) in France, to receive her MChem with French in 2003.
She then joined the University of Cambridge, UK, where she received her PhD in the area of organocatalysis working for Professor Matthew Gaunt. After the completion of her PhD studies in 2006, she continued research with Professor Gaunt in the area of palladium catalysis.
In 2008 she joined the Catalysis and Chiral Technologies (now Life Science Technologies) division of Johnson Matthey in the UK, based at Royston. In 2019 she moved to Cambridge.
Dr Johansson Seechurn is involved in the development, scale-up and commercialisation of new homogeneous metal catalysts. She is a co-author of a number of publications, book chapters and patents on the topic of homogeneous catalysis as well as co-editor of the recent book “Organometallic Chemistry in industry – a Practical Approach” (Wiley).