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.

2014-2015 – 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.

2016-2019 – 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.

2018-2019 – 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.

2019-present – 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 group is researching new early transition metal anti-cancer drug, and working in collaboration with the School of Pharmacy on 3D cell cultures, whole cell 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
  • RSC mentor
  • UEA RSC departmental representative
  • RSC East Anglian committee member