Michael O'Neill

Lecturer and Programme Director, BSc Chemistry

Faculty of Science and Engineering


+44 (0) 1482 465410

Michael read Chemistry at Oxford where he won a Hastings Scholarship, and then trained in patent law before studying for a PhD at Cambridge.

His thesis was on the mechanistic chemistry of ruthenium(II) arene complexes as medicines, with Dr Sally Boss and Dr Paul Barker, and involved a research visit to Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, with Prof Phil Andrews.

He joined the University of Hull in July 2016.


Research Interests

  • Chemistry education

Research groups

STEM Education Research Group

Potential collaborators are invited to get in touch.

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • MChem, Oxford
  • MSc Management of Intellectual Property, QMUL
  • PhD, Cambridge