I obtained my first taste of research as an undergraduate stagiaire in Grenoble at the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) in 1989 with Dr Jeremy Cockcroft. My undergraduate and graduate research was carried out at the University of Oxford on aspects of solid state chemistry and magnetism with Professor Andrew Harrison (later University of Edinburgh, Director General of the ILL, CEO of the Diamond Light Source, and now Director of the Extreme Light Infrastructure, Czech Republic) and Professor Matt Rosseinsky (currently at the University of Liverpool). I gained a Royal Society/NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on nitride chemistry with Professor Frank DiSalvo at Cornell University in 1995 and then returned to Oxford as a Lloyd's of London Tercentenary Foundation Fellow to begin work on oxynitride chemistry. In 1998 I was elected to a lectureship at the University of Exeter and then moved to my current post in September 2000. I received the Gibson-Fawcett Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2010 for which I am grateful to the many people who have passed through the group and with whom we have collaborated. I served a term as the Head of Inorganic Chemistry at Oxford 2019-22.
2014 - present: Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford.
2000 - present: Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford & Fellow of Exeter College.
1998 - 2000: Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Exeter.
1997 - 1998: Lloyd's of London Tercentenary Foundation Fellow and Junior Research Fellow at St Hugh's College, Oxford.
1995 - 1996: Royal Society NATO Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University.
1991 - 1994: DPhil in Solid State Chemistry and Magnetism, University of Oxford.
1987 - 1991: BA in Chemistry, St John's College, Oxford.