I am a lecturer in the Department of Physics. My research interests lie in the field of Biophotonics – the science of generating and harnessing light (photons) to image, detect and manipulate biological materials.
My work focuses on the development of novel ways in which to use light to characterise biological tissues in both health and disease. I am particularly interested in developing techniques to image the behaviour of nanoparticles in biological systems. Applications range from imaging particles used to enhance drug delivery, to monitoring the impact of nanotechnology on human health and the environment.
I have set-up a state-of-the-art multiphoton imaging laboratory, which is strongly supported by staff with expertise in both the development and biological applications of optical technology. Multiphoton microscopy derives image contrast from `non-linear' optical properties of a sample and has many advantages over conventional microscopy; principally, increase in depth penetration and stain-free molecular contrast. For more information please visit my webpages.