Projects per year
I'm a teaching associate in the Strathclyde Institute for Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, based at the University of Strathclyde. After a 20 year research career in industry and academia (with most of that time based at the Cancer Research UK Formulation Unit in SIPBS), my family circumstances changed and I took up my current part-time position. I have refocused my career on teaching and pedagogical/andragogical research. I have authored papers and presented my work on both sides of my career. I write a blog, enjoy playing my bagpipes and I'm a bit of a data geek. Two things I am particularly pleased about in my carer are: having my head set alight by Tom Pringle and a Erdos-Bacon number of 10!
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 was an (IMP) Qualified Person under the transitional arrangements following the adoption of EC directive 2001/20.
I worked for over 20 analyst both large scale and small biotech industries, an academic reearch before moving to my current part-time teaching only post in 2016. In addition to my University activities do freelance work in the areas of adult education and drug develeopment.
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
Khadra, I., Obeid, M. A., Dunn, C., Watts, S., Halbert, G., Ford, S. & Mullen, A., 20 Apr 2019, In: International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 561, p. 43-46 4 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile10 Citations (Scopus)82 Downloads (Pure)
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 › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile92 Downloads (Pure)
Steven Ford (Participant)11 Aug 2020
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course