Tom Sheppard

Tom Sheppard is a Professor of Organic Chemistry at University College London.

Tom was born in Preston, Lancashire. After studying Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge from 1995-1999, Tom took the opportunity to spend a year working as a research scientist at GSK, before returning to Cambridge in 2000 to do a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry with Professor Steve Ley. He undertook postdoctoral research at University College London with Professor Willie Motherwell, before beginning his independent research career in 2007 with the award of an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship.

Tom lives in North London with his wife Ruth, and their son Matthew. In their spare time they enjoy attempting to grow a variety of fruit and vegetables on their allotment, with varying degrees of success. They also enjoy walking and are currently working their way along the Thames Path, although they generally prefer walking in the Scottish Highlands or the Bavarian Alps.

Education and Work Experience

2018-Present: Professor of Organic Chemistry at UCL

2013-2018: Reader in Organic Chemistry at UCL

2012-2013: Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at UCL

2007-2012: EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow and Lecturer at UCL

2004-2007: Postdoctoral Researcher with Professor William B. Motherwell FRS at UCL

2000-2004: PhD with Professor Steven V. Ley CBE FRS, University of Cambridge

1999-2000: Research Scientist at GSK - Stevenage and Cambridge

1995-1999: MSci in Natural Sciences (First class), Selwyn College, University of Cambridge

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