Jamie graduated in 2010 from the University of Otago, New Zealand, with a BSc (Hons) in chemistry before completing a PhD at the same institute under the supervision of Dr. James Crowley, investigating metallosupramolecular host architectures as drug delivery vectors. He subsequently took up a position as a postdoctoral research assistant with Prof. Steve Goldup, initially at Queen Mary, University of London and then at the University of Southampton. The award of a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship in 2015 allowed him to continue his research on the synthesis of mechanically interlocked molecules in the same group. He began his independent research career as an Imperial College Research Fellow in October 2017.

Jamie with Steve Goldup and James Crowley at ISMSC 2017.

Awards and Distinctions

Royal Society Project Grant, 2018-2019
Imperial College Research Fellowship, 2017-2021
Dean’s Prize for outstanding contributions in research, 2016
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship, 2015-2017
Division of Science Awards best postgraduate research paper, 2015
Royal Australian Chemical Institute Don Stranks Award, 2013
New Zealand Institute of Chemistry Communicator of the Year Award, 2011


Molecular Rotors, Motors and Switches, Telluride, USA, July 18-22 2016
Supramolecular Chemistry Symposium, Southampton, UK, June 24 2016
RACI IC’13, Brisbane, Australia, December 8-12 2013
NZIC 2013, Wellington, New Zealand, December 1-5 2013
OZOM 7, Wellington, New Zealand, January 13-16 2013