Dr. Kevin Honeychurch, Ph.D

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Department of Biological, Biomedical and Analytical Sciences
University of the West of England
Bristol, UK

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Dr. Kevin Honeychurch is a member of the Centre for Research in Biosciences and the Institute of Bio-sensing Technology. I am undertaking a number of studies utilising liquid chromatography with electrochemical and UV detection alongside gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy (GC/MS) to elucidate the environmental degradation and electrochemical redox products of several important drugs and pesticides.  I am also exploring the development of disposable screen-printed micro-sensors for the detection of trace heavy metals in both environmental and biological samples.  Above and beyond this I am presently responsible for the supervision and assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate students and post doctorial staff working on projects developed by myself.  I act as module leader, lecture and lead practicals on a number of courses both at undergraduate and postgraduate level in forensic science and toxicology, analytical chemistry, environmental science, information technology and mathematics here at UWE and the University of Bristol. I am the author of forty-three peer reviewed journal papers and an equal number of oral presentations at international conferences; H index = 18, orcid.org/0000-0002-6363-7178, Scopus Author ID: 6603380385.  I have supervised seven M.Sc. and over fifty-five undergraduate student dissertation projects and been employed in five industry funded projects, some of which have run for over three years. I work well under pressure to meet set deadlines and possess good communication skills.

Research Interest

Liquid chromatography with electrochemical, UV and MS detection for the determination of trace levels of third-hand smoke and drugs in the environment and biological fluids. Chemical analysis related to forensic science.Electrochemical techniques in conjunction with carbon screen-printed electrodes, silver and gold electrodes fabricated from compact discs for the determination of biologically and environmentally important compounds.​Development of liquid chromatography with electrochemical and UV detection alongside gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy (GC/MS) to elucidate the environmental degradation and electrochemical redox products of several important drugs and pesticides. Exploration of disposable screen-printed micro-sensors for the detection of trace heavy metals in both environmental and biological samples. Doctoral Research: Development of novel disposable screen-printed sensors for the trace detection of trace heavy metals in water. Industrial Research: Development of chromatographic methods for the determination of drugs in pharmaceutical formulations (one year, Centre for Drug Formulation Studies, Bath, UK). Development of new chromatographic methods for the determination pesticides and other pollutants in water, food and the environment (five years, Severn Trent Water PLC, Coventry, UK).

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