Dr Lynn Dennany


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 screening for methamphetamine metabolites
Dokuzparmak Emre, Brown Kelly, Dennany Lynn
Analyst Vol 146, pp. 3336-3345 (2021)
Novel detection approaches to tackle the challenges of complex matrices for alternative drugs and new psychoactive substances
Brown K, Dennany L
Challenges in Detection Approaches for Forensic Science (2021) (2021)
Challenges in Detection Approaches for Forensic Science
Dennany Lynn
Detection Science Series Detection Science Series (2021)
Does the salt really matter? Impact of the counterion upon ECL signal
Brown Kelly, Gillies Christina, Allan Pamela, Dennany Lynn
Electrochimica Acta Vol 372 (2021)
Light detection action : feasibility of ECL for the monitoring of therapeutic dosage toward personalised medicine
Brown Kelly, Dennany Lynn
2021 #RSCPoster Twitter Conference, pp. 1 (2021)
Electrochemical monitoring of alcohol in sweat
Biscay Julien, Findlay Ewan, Dennany Lynn
Talanta Vol 224 (2021)

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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

Shivaji University Online Lecture Series
Functional Materials for Solar Cells, Energy Storage and Conversion Webinar Conference
Functional Electrochemical Materials
Keynote speaker
Advances in Electrochemical Sensing
7th Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Biosciences Group Early Career Meeting
Electrochemical Screening with Forensic Analysis

More professional activities


Wearable Amphetamine Detection
Dennany, Lynn (Principal Investigator)
11-Jan-2021 - 10-Jan-2022
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-2022

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Pure and Applied Chemistry
Technology Innovation Centre

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