Gemma-Louise is an Associate Professor in Materials Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry at UCL. She is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B and Materials Advances for the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Gemma-Louise gained a BA Mod Chem from Trinity College Dublin in Ireland in 2006. She remained in TCD to study for her PhD in the School of Chemistry and CRANN Institute under the supervision of Prof Yurii Gun’ko. She completed her PhD, entitled “Development of New Silica and Magnetic-Luminescent Silica Nanostructured Materials” in 2011, during which she developed a passion for studying the engineering of nanomaterials for biomedical applications and cultivated collaborations with scientists from around the world. Gemma-Louise carried out a brief Industry-supported Post-Doc in TCD before moving to the University of Oxford to carry out a Post-Doc with Prof. Jason Davis for 2 years, where she worked on an interdisciplinary project, with numerous collaborations spanning Chemistry, Physiology, Orthopaedics and Molecular Medicine. In 2013, she joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick as a Senior Research Fellow supported by an Institute of Advanced Study Global Research Fellowship, where she began her independent research career. She joined UCL Chemistry in July 2017 as a Lecturer and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2021.
Gemma-Louise is currently a committee member of the SCI-RSC Joint Colloids and Interfaces group. She is also a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Materials Research Society, the American Chemical Society and the British Society for Nanomedicine. She is also a member of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) group.