School of Pharmacy

Staff Profile

Dr Lauren Molyneux



Lauren Molyneux joined the School of Pharmacy in 2017 as a teaching fellow in Medicinal Chemistry.

She received her PhD from Newcastle University in 2013 for her work on the design and synthesis of small molecule inhibitors of ERK5 for the treatment of cancer as part of the Northern Institute for Cancer Research (NICR). Following this, Lauren completed a teaching qualification before returning to the NICR in 2015. Here, she carried out post-doctoral work on various multidisciplinary projects. During this time, Lauren also taught part of the Organic Chemistry module to undergraduate students as well as supervising masters and postgraduate students in the lab.


  • 2013-2014 Newcastle University – PGCE in Chemistry
  • 2009-2013 Newcastle University – PhD in Medicinal Chemistry
  • 2005-2009 Newcastle University - MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry

Previous Positions

  • 2015-2017 Research Associate, Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University