Vikki was appointed as a lecturer in analytical science at Sheffield Hallam University in 1995, after completing a BSc (Hons) degree in Chemistry (with Analytical Chemistry) followed by a PhD at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).
She has taught chemistry to non-chemists, introductory analytical science, separation science and surface analysis to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. As Undergraduate Academic Delivery Manager, Vikki oversees the Undergraduate programme of courses. Her research interests are in Surface Analysis and Separation Science
Vikki studied Chemistry with Analytical Chemistry at UMIST (now part of University of Manchester) and followed the BSc with a PhD in Chemistry (surface analysis) also at UMIST. Following postdoctoral research at the Universities of Nottingham and Bradford, applying analytical science to problems in pharmaceutical science and archaeology, she joined Sheffield Hallam in 1995 as a lecturer in analytical science. She has taught chemistry to non-chemists, introductory analytical science, separation science and surface analysis to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
She is also the Academic Placement Tutor for the department of Biosciences and Chemistry, being heavily involved in motivating and enabling students to spend year three of their studies on a sandwich placement. She works closely with the Sheffield Hallam Careers and Employability teams, as well as with other Placement Teams across the Faculty, to support students in securing placements, as well as improving and evidencing their employability. Whilst at Hallam, she has been course leader for various Chemistry based courses and is currently leading the BSc (Hons) / MChem Chemistry course.
Vikki's research interests remain in the application of analytical techniques to real-life problems and she is currently collaborating with scientists at the HSL in the development of methodologies to monitor occupational exposure to arsenic, chromium, silicon and their species.
She has been a committee member for the Royal Society of Chemistry Sheffield and District local section since 1997. This involves the organisation of local RSC events and activities to promote chemistry to the wider community, allowing networking of professionals in the chemical sciences community. She also represents the department at national RSC meetings.
Specialist areas of interest
Biosciences and Chemistry undergraduate programme
MSc Analytical Chemistry
Analytical Methods To Investigate Occupational Exposure To Toxic Metals And Their Species
Dr Jackie Morton, Health and Safety Laboratory
LEESE, Elizabeth, STAFF, James F., CAROLAN, Vikki and MORTON, Jackie (2017). Exhaled breath condensate: a novel matrix for biological monitoring to assess occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Annals of work exposures and health, 61 (7), 902-906.
DJIDJA, Marie-Claude, CLAUDE, Emmanuelle, SCRIVEN, Peter, ALLEN, David, CAROLAN, Vikki and CLENCH, Malcolm (2017). Antigen retrieval prior to on-tissue digestion of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumour tissue sections yields oxidation of proline residues. Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1865 (7), 901-906.
LEESE, Elizabeth, CLENCH, Malcolm, MORTON, Jackie, GARDINER, Philip and CAROLAN, Vikki (2017). The investigation of unexpected arsenic compounds observed in routine biological monitoring urinary speciation analysis. Toxics, 5 (2), p. 12.
LEESE, Elizabeth, MORTON, Jackie, GARDINER, Philip and CAROLAN, Vikki (2016). The simultaneous detection of trivalent & hexavalent chromium in exhaled breath condensate: A feasibility study comparing workers and controls. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. (In Press)
LEESE, Elizabeth, MORTON, Jackie, GARDINER, Philip and CAROLAN, Vikki (2016). Development of a method for the simultaneous detection of Cr(iii) and Cr(vi) in exhaled breath condensate samples using μLC-ICP-MS. Journal of analytical atomic spectrometry, 31 (4), 924-933.
LEESE, Elizabeth, MORTON, Jackie, TAN, Emma, GARDINER, Philip H.E. and CAROLAN, Vikki A. (2014). µLC-ICP-MS determinations of unexposed UK urinary arsenic speciation reference values. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 38 (1), 24-30.
COLE, Laura, BLUFF, Joanne E., CAROLAN, Vikki, PALEY, Martyn N., TOZER, Gillian M. and CLENCH, Malcolm (2014). MALDI-MSI and label-free LC-ESI-MS/MS shotgun proteomics to investigate protein induction in a murine fibrosarcoma model following treatment with a vascular disrupting agent. Proteomics, 14 (7-8), 890-903.
DJIDJA, Marie-Claude, FRANCESE, Simona, CLAUDE, Emmanuelle, LOADMAN, Paul, SUTTON, Chris, SHYNDER, Steve, COOPER, Patricia, PATTERSON, Laurence H, CAROLAN, Vikki and CLENCH, Malcolm (2013). Targeting of Hypoxia in AQ4N-treated Tumour Xenografts by MALDI-Ion Mobility Separation-Mass Spectrometry Imaging. Current Analytical Chemistry, 9 (2), 212-225.
TRIM, Paul J, DJIDJA, Marie-Claude, MUHARIB, Tasneem, COLE, Laura M, FLINDERS, Bryn, CAROLAN, Vikki, FRANCESE, Simona and CLENCH, Malcolm (2012). Instrumentation and software for mass spectrometry imaging -making the most of what you've got. Journal of Proteomics, 75 (16), 4931-4940.
COLE, Laura, DJIDJA, M-C, BLUFF, J., CLAUDE, E, CAROLAN, Vikki, PALEY, M, TOZER, G M and CLENCH, Malcolm (2011). Investigation of protein induction in tumour vascular targeted strategies by MALDI MSI. Methods, 54 (4), 442-453.
EARNSHAW, C. J., CAROLAN, V. A., RICHARDS, D. S. and CLENCH, M. R. (2010). Direct analysis of pharmaceutical tablet formulations using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation mass spectrometry imaging. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 24 (11), 1665-1672.
ANDERSON, D. M. G., CAROLAN, V. A., CROSLAND, S., SHARPLES, K. R. and CLENCH, M. R. (2010). Examination of the translocation of sulfonylurea herbicides in sunflower plants by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation mass spectrometry imaging. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 24 (22), 3309-3319.
DJIDJA, M. C., CLAUDE, E., SNEL, M. F., FRANCESE, S., SCRIVEN, P., CAROLAN, V. and CLENCH, M. R. (2010). Novel molecular tumour classification using MALDI-mass spectrometry imaging of tissue micro-array. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 397 (2), 587-601.
ANDERSON, D. M. G., CAROLAN, V. A., CROSLAND, S., SHARPLES, K. R. and CLENCH, M. R. (2009). Examination of the distribution of nicosulfuron in sunflower plants by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation mass spectrometry imaging. Rapid communications in mass spectrometry, 23 (9), 1321-1327.
DJIDJA, M.-C., CLAUDE, E., SNEL, M. F., SCRIVEN, P., FRANCESE, S., CAROLAN, V. and CLENCH, M. R. (2009). MALDI-Ion Mobility Separation-Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Glucose-Regulated Protein 78 kDa (Grp78) in Human Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Tissue Sections. Journal of Proteome Research, 8 (10), 4876-4884.
DJIDJA, M. C., CLAUDE, E., SNEL, M. F., SCRIVEN, P., FRANCESE, S., CAROLAN, V. and CLENCH, M. R. (2009). MALDI-ion mobility separation-mass spectrometry imaging of glucose-regulated protein 78 kDa (Grp78) in human formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded pancreatic adenocarcinoma tissue Sections. Journal of proteome research, 8 (10), 4876-4884.
DJIDJA, M. C., CAROLAN, V., LOADMAN, P. M. and CLENCH, M. R. (2008). Method development for protein profiling in biological tissues by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation mass spectrometry imaging. Rapid communications in mass spectrometry, 22 (10), 1615-1618.
DELOGNE, C., LAWFORD, P. V., HABESCH, S. M. and CAROLAN, V. A. (2007). Characterization of the calcification of cardiac valve bioprostheses by environmental scanning electron microscopy and vibrational spectroscopy. Journal of microscopy, 228 (1), 62-77.
PRIDEAUX, B., ATKINSON, S. J., CAROLAN, V. A., MORTON, J. and CLENCH, M. R. (2006). Sample preparation and data interpretation procedures for the examination of xenobiotic compounds in skin by indirect imaging MALDI-MS. International journal of mass spectrometry, 260 (2-3), 243-251.
MORTON, J., CAROLAN, V. A. and GARDINER, P. H. E. (2002). The speciation of inorganic and methylmercury in human hair by high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Journal of analytical atomic spectrometry, 17 (4), p. 377.
MORTON, J., CAROLAN, V. A. and GARDINER, P. H. E. (2001). Removal of exogenously bound elements from human hair by various washing procedures and determination by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Analytica chimica acta, 455 (1), 23-34.
BARRETT, D. A., BROWN, V. A., WATSON, R. C., DAVIES, M. C., SHAW, P. N., RITCHIE, H. J. and ROSS, P. (2000). Effects of acid treatment on the trace metal content of chromatographic silica: bulk analysis, surface analysis and chromatographic performance of bonded phases. Journal of chromatography A, 905 (1-2), 69-83.
Committee Member of Sheffield and District Local Section of Royal Society of Chemistry
Member of Royal Society of Chemistry Directors of Chemistry Teaching Group
PT PhD 2010-2017
Analytical Methods To Investigate Occupational Exposure To Toxic Metals And Their Species
1997-2001 Development and Application of Capillary Electrochromatography using Modular Instrumentation.
1998-2002 Characterisation of the Cross-linking and Calcification Associated with Glutaraldehyde-Treated Cardiac Bioprostheses.
Also second supervisor to 12 successful PhD students 1997-2015.
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