O. Corcoran University of East London London UK
Professor Olivia Corcoran
Professor of Bioanalytical ChemistryThe Medicines Research Group, Health, Sport and Bioscience.
Professor Olivia Corcoran is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Chartered Biologist and currently Professor of Bioanalytical Chemistry in the School of Health, Sport and Bioscience at the University of East London. She leads the Medicines Research Group focusing on quality, safety and efficacy of pharmaceutical and phytomedicines. Born and educated in Ireland, her career includes three years working on drug discovery at Pfizer Central Research, Sandwich and three years on adverse drug reactions at Imperial College Medical School, London. Her PhD, funded by Glaxo Group Research, developed novel NMR technologies for investigating drug metabolism. In 2000, she joined Bruker BioSpin in California as Product Manager of NMR flow technologies and was lead applications scientist for the CryoFlowProbe, winning an R&D100 Award in 2003. Later that year she was awarded a prestigious C. W. Maplethorpe Research Fellowship to investigate adverse drug reactions of NSAIDs at the Department of Pharmacy, King’s College London. Dr Corcoran’s published expertise is in developing novel flow technologies to further drug discovery. Current collaborations include the Department of Pharmacy, King’s College London, The School of Chemical and Biological Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, The University of Cape Town and Imperial College London. Awarded MSc (Distinction) in Science entrepreneurship from Sir John Cass Business School in 2005.