Dr Rianne M. Lord MChem (Hons) FHEA AMRSC
Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry
School of Chemistry 
3.03 CAP 

University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

Twitter: @chemistry_lord     Email: r.lord@uea.ac.uk   

2006-2010 and 2010-2014

Rianne received both an MChem (first class Hons) and a PhD from the University of Leeds, working with Prof. Patrick McGowan on the synthesis of ruthenium arene compounds as potential anti-cancer drugs.


Rianne undertook postdoctoral studies at the University of Edinburgh, working with Prof. Polly Arnold, OBE on macrocyclic uranium complexes studying their potential for small molecule activation.


Rianne was a Lecturer in Bioinorganic Chemistry at the University of Bradford, teaching undergraduate inorganic chemistry and running BSc, MChem and MSc projects for both chemistry and biomedical sciences.


Rianne was a visiting professor in the research group of Prof. Fritz Kuhn, where she was working on early transition metal N-heterocyclic carbine complexes and assessing their catalytical and biological applications.


Rianne is currently a Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and is teaching undergraduate courses in inorganic chemistry and metalloproteins/ metalloenzymes. Her research group has interests in the design of new metal anti-cancer drug, and the group is fully equipped for air stable and air sensitive coordination/ organometallic chemistry. In collaboration with the School of Pharmacy, the group have access to cell culture facilities, in vitro EPR and cellular imaging.

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • CHE-4602Y Research Skills for Biochemistry
  • CHE-5301B Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHE-6601Y Protein structure, chemistry and engineering

Academic Responsibilities:

  • Reviewer for several journals and funding bodies
  • External examiner