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Professor Kylie Vincent

Roles and subjects

Fellow and Tutor in Chemistry



Professor Kylie Vincent is Fellow and Tutor in Chemistry at Jesus College and Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford.

Academic Background

Professor Vincent holds a Bachelor of Arts (English Literature) and  Bachelor of Science (Hons, Chemistry/Biochemistry) from the University of Melbourne, Australia (2000). Her PhD (Chemistry, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2003) involved a joint research project with the John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK. She then took up a Postdoctoral Research position in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford in 2002, and an RJP Williams Junior Research Fellowship at Wadham College in 2003. In 2007 she took up a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford, and a Senior Research Fellowship at Wadham College, Oxford before joining Jesus College in 2008.

Undergraduate Teaching

Inorganic Chemistry.

Postgraduate Teaching

Metallo-enzymes, electrochemistry, infrared spectroelectrochemistry, fuel cells, catalysis, hydrogen, energy.

Research Interests

Understanding biological redox catalysis – in particular the efficient oxidation or production of hydrogen by microbial hydrogenase enzymes at [FeFe] or [NiFe] centres; studying enzyme active sites during catalytic turnover using direct electrochemical and Infrared spectroelectrochemical methods; exploiting enzyme catalysis in energy cycling.


Outside the Lab, Professor Vincent enjoys literature, travelling and running in the park.


Subject notes for courses taught at Jesus College:

See also Department of Chemistry website and Professor Vincent‘s personal website.