Dr. Ian Podmore

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Cockcroft Building - Room 302

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Current positions

Senior Lecturer in Analytical Bioscience


I joined the University of Salford in 2001 as a lecturer in Analytical Chemistry, having previously been a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Leicester. In 2008, I was promoted to the role of Senior Lecturer.

During the period 2007-2011, I was programme lead for the MSc in Analytical Bioscience & Drug Design and in 2012 I became programme lead for BSc Pharmaceutical Science and BSc Biochemistry; this was extended to include our new BSc Medicinal Chemistry programme which launched in 2014. 

Areas of research

Free radicals, GC-MS, spin-trapping, chromatography, mass spectrometry


I currently teach at all UG levels on a range of programmes and on the MSc courses in Drug Design & Discovery, Biotechnology and Biomedical Science, covering subjects related to analytical chemistry and analytical bioscience.

I supervise project students on both undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses. In addition, I have supervised and am currently supervising postgraduate research students. 

Research Interests

My main research interests include free radicals and their detection and measurement using chromatography and mass spectrometry-based techniques. In recent years, I have particularly focussed upon developing GC-MS based assays to identify spin-trapped free radicals.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry – University of Leicester
  • PhD Chemistry – University of Leicester


  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)
  • Chartered Chemist (CCHEM)
  • Member of British Mass Spectrometry Society