Projects per year
Dr Steven Ford is a Research Fellow and QC Manager at the Cancer Research UK Formulation Unit and has co-authored papers, patents and conference abstracts. In his spare time he plays several different musical instruments (or at least he tries to!)
Academic / Professional qualifications
Dr Steven Ford graduated in Chemistry at the University of Glasgow in 1991 and, funded by a Wellcome Trust Prize Studentship, he completed his Ph.D. in Novel Raman Studies of the Conformation and Dynamics of Biological Macromolecules. After his Ph.D. he diversified into other analytical techniques and completed a M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Analysis at the University of Strathclyde (this time funded by a Sanofi-Winthrop Scholarship). He is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Chartered Chemist and became a (IMP) Qualified Person under the transitional arrangements following the adoption of EC directive 2001/20.
Dr Steven Ford worked for nearly two years as an analyst both large scale and small biotech industries, before moving to his current post in 1998. The Formulation Unit works closely with the Cancer Research UK's Drug Development Office to get putative anti-cancer therapies into early phase clinical trials. This work can be carried out in partnership with commercial companies.
Analytical method development for pharmaceutical analysis.
Mathematical processing of data to enhance quantitiative/qualitative measurements.
Sonification - the conversion of data to sound.
Developing 'core skills' in undergrad students and postgrad communties.
- QC analysis
- Pharmaceutical Analysis
1/04/12 → 31/10/15
Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated › Research Studentship (Internally Allocated)
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
A quest to find the cause of unknown peaks in cleaning verification chromatography following the manufacture of pharmaceutical preparationsLord, N., Ford, S. J., Elliott, M. & Halbert, G. W., 5 Sep 2016. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster
Activities per year
Activity: Other activity types › Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation
Activity: Other activity types › Types of Public engagement and outreach - To be assigned