Dr Keith Livingstone

Dr Keith Livingstone


I am a synthetic organic chemist with a keen interest in the application of newly discovered transformations within the fields of medicinal chemistry and chemical biology. After gaining my first experience of both academic and industrial research labs from 2013-2015, including a one-year placement at GSK Medicines Research Centre in Stevenage, UK, I obtained my PhD in 2020 under the supervision of Dr. Craig Jamieson at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. During this time I became an expert in 1,3-dipole chemistry in addition to aspects of boron chemistry, photochemistry, and chemical biology. In late 2020, I joined the group of Prof. Dr. Ryan Gilmour at the WWU Münster as a postdoctoral research fellow, with my research focussing on the development of new methods of difluorination mediated by I(I)/I(III) organocatalysis. In 2022, I joined the faculty of the University of Leeds as a teaching/research fellow under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Colin Fishwick.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • MChem in Chemistry with Drug Discovery, University of Strathclyde
  • PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, University of Strathclyde