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 of working on multidisciplinary research projects, focused on biosensing for the healthcare, food security, the environment and the forensic sciences.  I completed a PhD in the development of electrochemical sensors for the determination of heavy metal ions in environmental and potable water and have over 20 years' experience in the development of sensors and biosensors.


I have published over 70 peer reviewed papers in both electroanalysis and chromatographic science and have an H Index of 26.  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.


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 reviews for funding agencies such as the BBSRC.


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).


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

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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