Dr Andy Lawrence

EaStCHEM School of Chemistry
University of Edinburgh
Joseph Black Building
David Brewster Road
Edinburgh, EH9 3FJ

Tel: 0131 650 4831



2017 – present  Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
2013 – 2017  Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
2012 – 2013  ARC DECRA Fellow, Australian National University
2010 – 2011  Postdoctoral Researcher, Australian National University (M. S. Sherburn)
2006 – 2010  DPhil, University of Oxford (J. E. Baldwin, R. M. Adlington)
2002 – 2006  MChem, University of Oxford (St. John’s College)


Andy completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Oxford in 2006 (MChem, Hons 1st Class) and subsequently obtained a DPhil degree in 2010 under the supervision of Prof. Sir Jack E. Baldwin FRS and Dr. Robert M. Adlington. Andy then moved to Australia to spend two years (2010-2011) as a postdoctoral research fellow with Prof. Michael S. Sherburn at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. In 2012, Andy began his independent academic career at the ANU as an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow before moving back to the UK in 2013 for an academic position at the University of Edinburgh.

Awards, Prizes, Funding

2017  ERC Starting Grant
RSC Hickinbottom Award
2016  EPSRC First grant
2016  Thieme Chemistry Journals Award
2015  Royal Society – Research Grant
2014  Marie Curie Actions – Career Integration Grant
2014  Junior Scientists’ Programme Fellowship of the 49th Bürgenstock Conference
2014  Australian Research Council – Discovery Project
2012  Australian Research Council – DECRA Fellowship