Dr Lynn Dennany

Senior Lecturer

Pure and Applied Chemistry

Personal statement

My current research focuses on understanding and examining the electrochemical and photophysical interactions between transition metal centres and polymer backbone or nano-structured platforms as well as monitoring induced doping changes within the polymer for biomedical applications. Understanding the underpinning electrochemistry is an essential part of any application development. Utilising this knowledge to develop and enhance the applications of these novel materials in sensors to detect disease and/or specific biomarkers and subsequent treatment through innovative drug delivery strategies. The subsequent development of analytical strategies to collect the required information for their incorporation into chemical sensors and biosensors and/or treatment protocols is a key aspect of my research.


Electrochemiluminescent sensors as a screening strategy for psychoactive substances within biological matrices
Brown Kelly, Jacquet Charlotte, Biscay Julien, Allan Pamela, Dennany Lynn
Analyst Vol 145, pp. 4295-4304 (2020)
Tale of two alkaloids : pH-controlled electrochemiluminescence for differentiation of structurally similar compounds
Brown Kelly, Jacquet Charlotte, Biscay Julien, Allan Pamela, Dennany Lynn
Analytical Chemistry Vol 92, pp. 2216-2223 (2020)
Utilisation of an electrochemiluminescence sensor for atropine determination in complex matrices
Brown Kelly, McMenemy Moira, Palmer Matthew, Baker Matthew J, Robinson David W, Allan Pamela, Dennany Lynn
Analytical Chemistry Vol 91, pp. 12369-12376 (2019)
Evaluation of the one-step Lumicyano™ used in the visualisation of fingermarks on fabrics
Beerman Nicole, Savage Anne, Dennany Lynn, Fraser Joanna
Science and Justice Vol 59, pp. 486-497 (2019)
Electrochemical devices for forensic chemical sensing
Brown Kelly, Dennany Lynn
Forensic Analytical Methods (2019) (2019)
'Cathodic' electrochemiluminescence of [Ru(bpy)3]2+ and tri n propylamine confirmed as emission at the counter electrode
Theakstone Ashton, Doeven Egan H, Conlan Xavier, Dennany Lynn, Francis Paul S
Chemical Communications Vol 55, pp. 7081-7084 (2019)

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Research interests

My research interests focus on the application of analytical detection techniques for chemical and biochemical sensor development. I am particularly interested in the creation of novel materials that have tuneable electronic or photonic properties. These materials can be utilised for new applications in a variety of areas ranging from biomedical devices to forensic applications.

New theoretical insights into factors which influence electron transfer are also investigated. This fundamental work can impact directly on our understanding of a wide variety of fields and influence future sensor development.

Professional activities

Electrochemical approaches for rapid crime scene scree
Illuminating Chemical Detection
Invited speaker
Mixed Luminophore ECL for the Differentiation Between Analytes of Similar Chemical Structure
Chemical Education Research Network North 19
Novel Electrochemical Materials for Sensing Applications
Electrochemiluminescent Approaches for Detection in Complex Matrices

More professional activities


Electrochemical sensing of nanomedicine fate in pancreatic cancer
Hoskins, Clare (Principal Investigator) Dennany, Lynn (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2022
Electrochemical Detection of Novel Psychoactive Substances
Brown, Kelly (Principal Investigator) Dennany, Lynn (Principal Investigator)
Royal Society of Chemistry Mobility Grant for £5000 to collaborate with Prof Paul Francis' research group at Deakin University
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
KTP - Buddi
Dennany, Lynn (Principal Investigator) Allan, Pamela (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2021
Electrochemiluminescent Detection of New Psychoactive Compounds (International Exchanges 2017)
Dennany, Lynn (Principal Investigator)
31-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2018
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Devices and Health Technologies | McLean, Caitlin
Windmill, James (Principal Investigator) Dennany, Lynn (Co-investigator) McLean, Caitlin (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 01-Jan-2021
Simultaneous electrochemical and spectroscopic analysis
Dennany, Lynn (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2021

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Pure and Applied Chemistry
Technology Innovation Centre

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