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Amanda graduated from the University of St. Andrews (UK) in 2007 with a Masters in Chemistry.  During her studies she spent a year working in the petrochemicals industry in Calgary, Alberta (SynOil Fluids Inc./Core Laboratories Canada Ltd.), and undertook her final year project in the laboratory of Professor David Cole-Hamilton.  Following her undergraduate studies, she went on to receive a PhD from the University of York (UK) under the supervision of Professor Ian Fairlamb.  Amanda joined the group of Dr Philippe Dauban (ICSN, Gif-sur-Yvette) as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2011 and worked on the development of Rh(II)-catalysed nitrene reactions.   In 2013, she moved to Professor Paul Kamer group to work on the development of Artificial Metalloenzymes. In 2015, she received a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship to continue working in Prof. Paul Kamer’s group on Artificial Metalloenzymes for the Oxidation of Alkanes (ArtOxiZymes). In October 2017, Amanda started her independent career at the University of Edinburgh as a Christina Miller Fellow, and was awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship in May 2019. In 2022, she was promoted to Senior Lecturer.



2007 - 2011

University of York, UK

PhD in Chemistry, Supervisor: Prof. Ian Fairlamb

Title: Multidentate phosphine-alkene ligands and their late-transition metal complexes.

2002 - 2007

University of St Andrews, UK

MChem(Hons) Chemistry with Industrial Placement (First Class)

2011 - 2013


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dauban Group

2013 - 2015

University of St Andrews, UK

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Kamer Group

2015 - 2017

University of St Andrews, UK

Marie Curie Individual Fellow

Project: ArtOxiZymes

Previous Positions

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