Professor David Littlejohn


Associate Principal & Executive Dean

Faculty of Science and Philips Professor of Analytical Chemistry

Personal statement

Professor David Littlejohn is responsible for providing academic leadership to the Faculty of Science as well as contributing to the overall leadership of the University.

At Faculty level, this includes effective management of resources, in alignment with the University's Strategic Plan, to support, develop and enhance teaching, learning, research and knowledge exchange activities.

David Littlejohn was appointed Dean in August 2014, after four years as Associate Deputy Principal – Research and Knowledge Exchange. After initially studying Chemistry at Strathclyde, before working at ICI, David later returned to the University as the Pye Foundation Lecturer in 1981.

In addition to holding a number of senior University posts over the years, David’s academic credentials saw him elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 1991, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1998


Variation in the transmission near-infrared signal with depth in turbid media
Kellichan Nicola, Nordon Alison, Matousek Pavel, Littlejohn David, Littlejohn David, McGeorge Gary, Applied Spectroscopy Vol 68, No. 3, pp. 383-387 (2014)
Investigation of factors affecting isolation of needle-shaped particles in a vacuum-agitated filter drier through non-invasive measurements by Raman spectrometry
Hamilton Peter, Littlejohn David, Littlejohn David, Nordon Alison, Sefcik Jan, Slavin Paul, Andrews John, Dallin Paul, Chemical Engineering Science Vol 101, pp. 878-885 (2013)
In situ monitoring of powder blending by non-invasive Raman spectrometry with wide area illumination
Allan Pamela, Bellamy Luke J., Nordon Alison, Littlejohn David, Littlejohn David, Andrews John, Dallin Paul, Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis Vol 76, pp. 28-35 (2013)
Investigation of the degradation of cellulose acetate museum artefacts
Littlejohn David, Littlejohn David, Pethrick Richard A., Quye Anita, Ballany Jane M., Polymer Degradation and Stability Vol 98, No. 1, pp. 416-424 (2013)
Automated cosmic spike filter optimized for process Raman spectroscopy
Mozharov Sergey, Nordon Alison, Littlejohn David, Littlejohn David, Marquardt Brian, Applied Spectroscopy Vol 66, No. 11, pp. 1326-1333 (2012)
Validity of particle size analysis techniques for measurement of the attrition that occurs during vacuum agitated powder drying of needle-shaped particles
Hamilton Peter, Littlejohn David, Littlejohn David, Nordon Alison, Sefcik Jan, Slavin Paul, Analyst Vol 137, No. 1, pp. 118-125 (2012)

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