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Dr Ruth Godfrey

Dr Ruth Godfrey

Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 295915

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

Ruth is an innovation academic, supporting the R&D of multinational companies, government agencies and SMEs. Her research focuses on analytical technologies and method development for medical/chemical analysis, with her most recent work concerning environmental medicine, mass spectrometry and sample preparation technology development. She has received grant funding (UKRI, EU, industry, charities etc), supervised postgraduate research students (MRes, MPhil and PhD) and performed consultancy work in separation science and mass spectrometry. 

Ruth is a Chartered Chemist, Chartered Scientist, Fellow of The Higher Education Academy and an active member of the British Mass Spectrometry Society, American Society for Mass Spectrometry and Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). She is an experienced analytical chemistry educator holding the position of an RSC qualifications assessor and has trained external parties within industry, government and academia. She supports the Analytical Methods Committee of the RSC generating training and good practice guides as a member and secretary of the Instrumental Analysis Expert Working Group (IAWEG). Ruth also supports RSC outreach as a Chemnet Ambassador promoting scientific education to A-level students.  

Areas Of Expertise

  • Analytical Technology Development
  • Applied Chromatography
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Environmental Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Sample Preparation

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Ruth is an analytical chemistry educator with over 10 years’ experience delivering undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Specialist subjects include analytical methods for pharmaceutical, environmental and forensic applications, and quality management systems. She has also developed and delivered bespoke training provision in separation science and analytical mass spectrometry for external parties in industry and government.    

Research

Ruth is an innovation academic with research focussing on analytical technologies and method development for medical/chemical analysis. Her most recent work supporting the R&D of government and industry concerns environmental medicine, and the development of mass spectrometry and sample preparation technologies.  

Award Highlights

Ruth has held the award of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2012, and Chartered Chemist (CChem) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) since 2015.  

Collaborations
  • Nanomedicines and reproductive biology with Dr L Francis of SUMS – this concerns the development of analytical technologies and processes for measuring nanomedicines. This work engages both clinical and environmental applications with collaborators in industry and government.    
  • Multi-inlet comprehensive gas chromatography and high resolution mass spectrometry collaboration with the University of Southampton (Prof J Langley), University of Bath (Dr A Lubben), and University of Portsmouth (Prof G Mills). This work seeks to develop and expand the utility of 2D gas chromatography across physical sciences and engineering.   
  • Advanced analytical technology collaboration with Dr K McKay of UoL – this concerns the design, fabrication and testing of mass spectrometry ionisation technology, and engages with collaborators in industry.