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Curriculum Vitae


1969 B.Sc. (Chemistry), Imperial College, London
1972 Ph.D. (Chemistry), University of Cambridge


1972-73 Research Associate in Pharmacology, Stanford University, U.S.A.
1973-96 Demonstrator, then Lecturer then Reader in Chemistry, Cambridge
1996-2015 Professor of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
2000-06 Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
2006-10  Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge
2009-11  Head, School of Physical Sciences, University of Cambridge
2011-2015  Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Institutional Affairs)
2015 Emeritus Professor


1979-80 Visiting Associate Professor and M.R.C. Fellow, University of British Columbia, Canada 
1984-92 Editorial Board, Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry
1988-93 Editorial Board, J. Chem. Soc. Perkin Transactions
1996-2002 Editorial Advisory Board, Chemical Society Reviews
1998-2000 Associate Editor, New Journal of Chemistry
1999-2008 International Supervisory Board, National Research Consortium on Catalysis (Netherlands)
1999-2001 Chemistry Panel, U.K. Research Assessment Exercise
2000-2002 Chairman, Editorial Advisory Board, Chemical Society Reviews
2002-2013 Scientific Board, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia
2002-2007 Scientific Advisory Board, Cresset BioMolecular Discovery Ltd
2004-2008 Chair, Chemistry sub-panel, 2008 Research Assessment Exercise
2009-2011 Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of the American Chemical Society
2010-2012 International Advisory Board, Israel Journal of Chemistry
2011-2014 Chemistry sub-panel, 2014 Research Excellence Framework
2015 Chair, Chemistry Review Panel, University of York
2016 Council, Imperial College
2016 Editor-in-Chief, Royal Society Open Science


1975 Meldola Medal, Royal Institute of Chemistry 
1981 Hickinbottom Award, Royal Society of Chemistry 
1984 Pfizer Academic Award (for work on nuclear Overhauser effect)
1988 Pfizer Academic Award (for work on in vivo NMR)
1994 Josef Loschmidt Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry 
1995 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
1996 Pedler Medal and Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry 
2002 Visiting Fellow, Japan Society for Promotion of Science
2003 Izatt-Christensen Award in Macrocyclic Chemistry (U.S.A.)
2009 Davy Medal, The Royal Society
2010-11 Vice-President (2010) then President (2011), "Bürgenstock" Conference, Switzerland
2014 CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire)
2014 175 Faces of Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry


1998 Smith and Nephew Lecturer, York
2003 AstraZeneca Lecturer, University of Alberta, Canada
2003 Merck-Frosst Lecturer, Simon Fraser University, Canada
2003 IAP Lecturer, Columbia University, New York
2005  J. Clarence Karcher Lecturer, University of Oklahoma, U.S.A
2007 Schulich Lecturer, Technion, Israel (cancelled due to illness)
2007  Barré Lecturer, University of Montreal, Canada
2010 Diamond Jubilee Foundation Day Lecture, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
2011  Prof. C. N. R. Rao Award Lecture, CRSI National Symposium, India
2011  Cedric Hassall Lecture, ESBOC, Gregynog
2011  Novartis Lecture, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA
2013  Visiting Professor, Pole Balard Chimie, Montpellier, France
2013  Myron L. & Muriel S. Bender Distinguished Lectures in Organic Chemistry, Northwestern University, USA
2016  Wilson Baker Lecturer, University of Bristol
2017 Swiss Chemical Society Lectureship