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Senior Lecturer

BSc (Uni Adelaide), PhD (ANU)

Room: 238, Bldg 23
Phone: +61 3 9902 0327
Fax: +61 3 9905 4597
Website: Personal Website

Research Profile


Honours projects available 2015


  • 2013 - Future Fellow, School of Chemistry, Monash University
  • Sep. 2005 - Jan. 2007 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of ChemistryStanford University, CA, USA. “The Development of Enantioselective Bimetallic Catalysts". Supervisor: Professor Barry M. Trost
  • June 2001 – Jan. 2005 Doctorate of Philolosophy Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, ACT, Australia. “Studies Directed Towards the Synthesis of the Binary Vinca Alkaloids: A Total Synthesis of (+/-)-Aspidospermidine". Supervisor: Professor Martin G. Banwell
  • Mar. 2000 – Nov. 2000 Bachelor of Science (Honours 1st) University of Adelaide, SA, Australia. Thesis Title: “A Synthetic and Mechanistic Study into 3,6-Dihydro-1,2-dithiins”. Supervisor: Professor Dennis K. Taylor

Awards and Honours

2014    Excellence in Research from a Mid-Career Researcher Award. Faculty of Science, Monash University
2013    Rennie Memorial Medallist of the RACI.
2012    Editorial Advisory Board-Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry.
2012    Beckwith lectureship of the RACI.
2012    Visiting Professorship, Colorado State University, USA.
2012    Thieme Chemistry Journals Award. (awarded to "outstanding Assistant Professors near the beginning of their careers")
2012    Secretary of the RACI Victorian Branch-Organic Division.
2011-2013    SynthCon1 and 2 Chair. (Co-creator of SynthCon, a conference for the Australian Synthetic Organic Chemistry community)
2011-2012    Monash University Research Accelerator
2007-2009    Secretary of the RACI Victorian Branch-Bioactive Division.
2005     Sir Keith Murdoch fellow of the American Australian Association. (Awarded one of 20 postdoctoral fellowships)