Dr Steven Ford

Teaching Fellow

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Personal statement

I'm a teaching associate in the Strathclyde Institute for Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, based at the University of Strathclyde. I have an honours degree in Chemistry and a PhD in biological analysis using Raman Optic activity from the University of Glasgow, and an MSc in Pharmaceutical Analysis from Strathclyde University. 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 moved into a role as a carer for members of my family. I took up my current part-time position a few months later, and 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 blog (which can be found at drsjford.wordpress.com) and if you search youtube hard enough you can watch me having my headset alight by Tom Pringle (aka Brainiac's Dr Bunhead). I enjoy playing my bagpipes and I'm a bit of a data geek. I am particularly pleased to have a Erdos-Bacon number of 10!

Prizes and awards

Nominated for Most Enthusiastic teacher award
Recipient
12/5/2021
Nominated and shortlisted for the Digital Innovator Award
Recipient
12/5/2021
Nominated for Most Enthusiastic teacher award
Recipient
9/5/2019
Nominated and shortlisted for Most Enthusiastic teacher award
Recipient
11/5/2018
Best Overall Teacher Award
Recipient
11/5/2018
Faculty Excellence Award
Recipient
11/5/2018

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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.

Publications

JSmol in Moodle
Ford Steven
(2021)
Design and use of digital mimics for remote learning
Akil Lina, Breen David, Ford Steven
Analytical Research Forum 2021 (2021)
The implications of non-parametric distributions : what does it mean when your data's not normal?
Ford Steven, Miao Gengyuan
2021 #RSCPoster Twitter Conference (2021)
pH, log P and log D simulations to illustrate physico-chemistry principles
Ford Steven
(2020)
Log P simulation
Ford Steven
(2020)
Log D simulator
Ford Steven
(2020)

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Research interests

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.

Professional activities

Breaking Barriers
Speaker
20/9/2022
Instructor for LIbrary Carpentries (National Health Services Library and Knowledge Services)
Consultant
19/10/2021
Analytical Research Forum 2021
Participant
21/6/2021
Host/helper
Consultant
20/4/2021
Helper/Host
Consultant
31/3/2021
Snakes and Ladders at Monte Carlo!
Blogger
4/11/2020

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Projects

Saudi Food and Drug Authority SFDA
Khadra, Ibrahim (Principal Investigator) Ford, Steven (Co-investigator)
14-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2019
Cancer Research UK Formulation - PhD Studentship
Halbert, Gavin (Principal Investigator) Dick, Lindsay (Co-investigator) Elliott, Moira (Co-investigator) Ford, Steven (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2022
Roberts Funding / Skills Training / RA4879
Ford, Steven (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2012 - 31-Jan-2015

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Address

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Robertson Wing

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