Biography

I graduated from the University of Reading with a degree in Botany with Microbiology.  My interest in plant chemistry led me to a career in analytical chemistry, starting with the Somerset County Analyst Department and continuing with the Strathclyde Regional Chemist Department in Glasgow where I became part of a two person team investigating air and water pollution using GC-MS.  After a seven year spell at the Bermuda Biological Station where I expanded my analytical skills to include, amongst other things, isolating proteins from algae using electrophoretic techniques, I returned to the UK to do an MSc in Forensic Science at King's College London. This was followed by a PhD at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Science Laboratory Norwich involving GC-MS analysis.  I then worked as an analytical chemist in that laboratory leading an R&D team investigating transfer of additives and contaminants from food contact materials.  I then joined King's College London in 1999 helping to run their MSc Forensic Science programme where I set up a research programme in forensic science, with a particular interest in the chemistry of fingerprints, including detecting drugs in fingerprints using tandem LC-MS.  In 2009, I joined UEA, originally working in the Centre for Staff and Educational and Development, transferring to my current role in the Faculty of Science where I co-ordinate and teach on a skills training programme for postgraduate researchers.

All Publications

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Bailey, M. J., Bright, N. J., Croxton, R. S., Francese, S., Ferguson, L. S., Hinder, S., Jickells, S., Jones, B. J., Jones, B. N., Kazarian, S. G., Ojeda, J. J., Webb, R. P., Wolstenholme, R., Bleay, S.

(2012)

Chemical characterization of latent fingerprints by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization, time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry, mega electron volt secondary mass spectrometry, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic imaging: An intercomparison,

in Analytical Chemistry

84

(20)

pp. 8514-8523

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Frascione, N., Thorogate, R., Daniel, B., Jickells, S.

(2012)

Detection and identification of body fluid stains using antibody-nanoparticle conjugates,

in The Analyst

137

(2)

pp. 508-512

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Castle, L., Kelly, J., Jickells, S. M., Johns, S. M., Mountfort, K. A.

(2012)

Exploring the sensitivity of the zone of inhibition test for leachable biocides from paper and board food contact materials, and improvements thereof,

in Food Additives and Contaminants: Part A

29

(1)

pp. 139-148

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Bradley, E. L., Castle, L., Damant, A. P., Jickells, S. M., Philo, M. R.

(2010)

Laboratory studies into how glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) vat surfaces can be repaired without causing migration of styrene into foodstuffs,

in Journal of Coatings Technology and Research

7

(4)

pp. 477-483

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Goucher, E., Kicman, A., Wolff, K., Smith, N., Jickells, S.

(2010)

Hydrophilic stationary phases: A practical approach for the co-analysis of compounds with varying polarity in biological matrices,

in Journal of Separation Science

33

(6-7)

pp. 955-965

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Goucher, E., Kicman, A., Smith, N., Jickells, S.

(2009)

The detection and quantification of lorazepam and its 3-O-glucuronide in fingerprint deposits by LC-MS/MS,

in Journal of Separation Science

32

(13)

pp. 2266-2272

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Ludley, K. E., Jickells, S. M., Chamberlain, P. M., Whitaker, J., Robinson, C. H.

(2009)

Distribution of monoterpenes between organic resources in upper soil horizons under monocultures of Picea abies, Picea sitchensis and Pinus sylvestris,

in Soil Biology and Biochemistry

41

(6)

pp. 1050-1059

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Ludley, K. E., Robinson, C. H., Jickells, S., Chamberlain, P. M., Whitaker, J.

(2009)

Potential for monoterpenes to affect ectomycorrhizal and saprotrophic fungal activity in coniferous forests is revealed by novel experimental system,

in Soil Biology and Biochemistry

41

(1)

pp. 117-124

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Howes, P., Thorogate, R., Green, M., Jickells, S., Daniel, B.

(2009)

Synthesis, characterisation and intracellular imaging of PEG capped BEHP-PPV nanospheres,

in Chemical Communications

2009

(18)

pp. 2490-2492

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Bradley, E. L., Castle, L., Jickells, S. M., Mountfort, K. A., Read, W. A.

(2009)

Use of overall migration methodology to test for food-contact substances with specific migration limits,

in Food Additives and Contaminants - Part A Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure and Risk Assessment

26

(4)

pp. 574-582

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Mennell, J., Shaw, I. C., Jickells, S. M.

(2008)

Future Forensics: Opportunities and Challenges,

in Measurement and Control

41

(8)

pp. 238-242

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Jickells, S. M.

(2008)

Fingerprinting: Into the future,

in Measurement and Control

41

(8)

pp. 243-247

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Thorogate, R., Moreira, J. C. S., Jickells, S., Miele, M. M. P., Daniel, B.

(2008)

A novel fluorescence-based method in forensic science for the detection of blood in situ,

in Forensic Science International: Genetics

2

(4)

pp. 363-371

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Ludley, K. E., Robinson, C. H., Jickells, S., Chamberlain, P. M., Whitaker, J.

(2008)

Differential response of ectomycorrhizal and saprotrophic fungal mycelium from coniferous forest soils to selected monoterpenes,

in Soil Biology and Biochemistry

40

(3)

pp. 669-678

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Jickells, S. (ed.), Negrusz, A. (ed.)

(2008)

Clarke's Analytical Forensic Toxicology,

Pharmaceutical Press

ISBN 978 0 85369 705 3

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Jacob, S., Jickells, S., Wolff, K., Smith, N.

(2008)

Drug testing by chemical analysis of fingerprint deposits from methadone-maintained opioid dependent patients using UPLC-MS/MS,

in Drug Metabolism Letters

2

(4)

pp. 245-247

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Ricci, C., Phiriyavityopas, P., Curum, N., Chan, K. L. A., Jickells, S., Kazarian, S. G.

(2007)

Chemical Imaging of Latent Fingerprint Residues,

in Applied Spectroscopy

61

(5)

pp. 514-522

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Mountfort, K. A., Bronstein, H., Archer, N., Jickells, S. M.

(2007)

Identification of oxidation products of squalene in solution and in latent fingerprints by ESI-MS and LC/APCI-MS,

in Analytical Chemistry

79

(7)

pp. 2650-2657

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Leggett, R., Lee-Smith, E., Jickells, S., Russell, D.

(2007)

“Intelligent” Fingerprinting: Simultaneous Identification of Drug Metabolites and Individuals by Using Antibody-Functionalized Nanoparticles,

in Angewandte Chemie International Edition

46

(22)

pp. 4100-4103

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Jickells, S.

(2007)

Chemical migration from secondary packaging into foods,

in Chemical Migration and Food Contact Materials : A volume in Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition.

Elsevier Inc.

pp. 395-415

ISBN 9781845690298

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Key Research Interests

Although I am not research active in my current post, I maintain my interest in the chemistry of fingerprints and in analytical chemistry.

 

Teaching Interests

I have a particular interest in the transferable skills training of PGRs.  I would be interested to work with those with similar interests or who are interested in skills training for researchers outside the UK, particularly in terms of communication skills.