Toby is Professor of Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Bath. His research focusses on developing materials and sensors for controlled drug delivery and microbial sensing. Toby obtained his PhD from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, subsequently he worked in the Department of Physics at Leeds University and later won the Alexander-von-Humboldt fellowship at the Max-Planck Institute for polymer research in Mainz, Germany.
In 2000 he started work at the University of Bath where he has supervised 28 PhD students to completion and published over 130 peer reviewed papers. Toby works closely with clinicians, including urologists at Bath’s Royal United Hospital and burns clinicians at the South West Children’s Burns Centre in Bristol and Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstea.
Toby is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and member of both the British Burns Association and the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases.