Dr Kevin Honeychurch

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  • Qualifications:HND, B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc. Ph.D. MRSC, CChem, PCert, FHEA
  • Position:Senior Lecturer Forensic Chemistry
  • Department:HAS - Applied Sciences
  • Telephone:+4411732 87357
  • Email:Kevin.Honeychurch@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

I have extensive research experience working on multidisciplinary research projects, focused on analytical chemistry-based solutions for healthcare, food security, the environment, and the forensic sciences.  I obtained a Ph.D. in the development of electrochemical sensors for the determination of heavy metal ions in environmental and potable water and have over 20 years of experience in the development of sensors and biosensors.  Presently, I am focused on the development of unique areas of electrochemistry for application in the forensic sciences. 


I have published over 70 peer-reviewed papers in both electroanalysis and chromatographic science and have an H Index of 27.  My work is regularly recorded as the most highly downloaded material for any researcher from his faculty or research centre.  My main research interests have been in the design, development, and application of electrochemical sensors using techniques such as; 3D-printing, screen-printing, and novel applications of recycled materials.  I also have extensive experience in gas and liquid chromatography and sample preparation gained from my industrial experience in analytical research and development in the pharmaceutical and environmental water and food industries.

Professional Qualifications

I am a member of the Institute of Bio-sensing Technology and a full Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC) and have been awarded the title of Chartered Chemist (CChem).  I am an active reviewer for world-leading international peer-review journals (27) and regularly review for funding agencies such as the BBSRC.


Editorial Board Memberships

I am an Associate Subject Editor for the journal Biosensors.  I am also an Editor for the journals; Sensors, Sci and the International Journal of Analytical Chemistry.  I have acted as editor for the published multi-author book; "Nanosensors for chemical and biological applications, sensing with nanotubes, nanowires, and nanoparticles" (Elsevier, ISBN 9780857096609).


Academic Service

Presently I am Module Leader for Instrumentational Analytical Science, Advanced Analytical Science, and Smart Sensing.  I am responsible for the development, supervision, and assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate project students undertaking their final year laboratory-based research projects.


For a full list of my publications see my Google Scholar page

ResearchGate: Kevin Honeychurch (researchgate.net)

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6363-7178

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/kevin-honeychurch-37688a30


Area of expertise

·        Liquid chromatography with electrochemical, UV and MS detection for the determination of trace levels of third-hand smoke and drugs in the environment and biological fluids.

·        Chemical analysis related to forensic science.

·        Electrochemical techniques in conjunction with carbon screen and 3D printed electrodes, silver and gold electrodes fabricated from compact discs for the determination of biologically and environmentally important compounds.​


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