BA, BSc (Hons), PhD
Fellow and Tutor in Chemistry, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry

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: Chemistry

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