University College Dublin
Working as professor at University college of Dublin, Ireland in Chemistry Department. Completed PhD in Chemistry B.Sc. University College Dublin (1986); Ph.D.(1990) from University College Dublin (supervisors, Dervilla Donnelly and Sir Derek Barton). Postdoctoral Fellow with John Brown FRS at the University of Oxford (1990-3). College lecturer at Wadham College Oxford 1992-1993; College lecturer/director of studies at St. Hugh's College Oxford. Joined University College Dublin in 1993; Promoted to Senior Lectuer (2002), Associate Professor (2003) and Full Professor (2006) at UCD. Chief Executive of the Conway Institute at UCD (2004-5) and Director of the Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology (joint 2002-4 and solely 2005-present). Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Institute of Chemistry in Ireland.
Research group focuses on synthetic organic chemistry, with interests in both the development of asymmetric synthetic methodology through the application of new chiral ligands in homogeneous metal-catalysed transformations and in the total synthesis of compounds of biological interest.