I completed my MSci degree in 2004 at the University of Bristol. I then moved to Exeter University and began my PhD under the supervision of Prof. Robin Bedford. In 2005 Exeter’s Department of Chemistry closed, and I relocated with the Bedford group back to Bristol. I obtained my PhD in 2009 with a thesis that described the development and reactivity of palladacycles as catalysts in non-redox C-C bond forming reactions.
In 2008, before my PhD viva, I took up a postdoc position in the group of Prof. David Cole-Hamilton at St. Andrews University. My project was sponsored by the Eastman Chemical Company and concerned the mechanistic investigation of challenging catalytic hydrogenations. In May 2009 I moved to Sweden and joined Prof. Kálmán Szabó’s group at Stockholm University’s Department of Organic Chemistry, where I worked until late 2011, primarily on Pd-catalyzed allylic C-H functionalization.
In 2012 I started my own research group at Uppsala University’s Department of Chemistry – BMC, thanks to a generous grant from the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet). In October 2016 I was appointed Associate Senior Lecturer (Biträdande Universitetslektor) at the same Department and I became a Docent in June 2020.
Our group works on developing new strategies for efficient organic synthesis, particularly using on catalytic C-H activation, the reactivity of (hetero)aryne intermediates and that of organo-main group elements, such as silicon and boron. For more information about our work, see our research page. If it’s my group’s papers that you’d like to see, check out the Publications page.
• 2019-09-18: University Santiago de Compostela, Spain – invited talk
• 2019-04-15: Stockholm University, Sweden – Invited lecture
• 2018-06-19: 1st National Meeting of the Swedish Chemical Society – Talk
• 2017-12-05: CHEMS Seminar Series, University of Helsinki, Finland – Invited lecture
• 2016-06-15: Organikerdagarna, Umeå University, Sweden – Invited lecture
• 2016-06-08: University of Strathclyde, UK – Invited lecture
• 2016-06-01: ISCHA3 Conference, McGill University, Montreal – Poster
• 2016-05-27: Aulin-Erdtman Young Investigator Symposium, KTH, Stockholm – Invited lecture
• 2015-12-09: University of Helsinki, Finland – Invited lecture
• 2015-08-16: 250th ACS National Meeting in Boston, MA, US – Talk
• 2015-06-30: OMCOS 18 conference in Sitges, Spain – Poster
• 2015-03-12: 3rd Nordic Meeting on Organometallic Chemistry, Lund, Sweden – Talk
• 2014-07-01: 2nd International Symposium on C-H Activation in Rennes, France – Talk
• 2014-06-15: Organikerdagarna Conference, Djurönäset, Sweden – Talk