Professor Tony Parker

Anthony Parker

STFC Fellow

Central Laser Facility
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Harwell Campus
OX11 0QX

Email: Tony Parker 
Tel: +44 (0)1235 445 109


Research Interests

Characterisation of reaction intermediates using time-resolved spectroscopy (mainly Raman, infrared, 2D-IR). Time resolved fluorescence/Raman imaging of biological and chemical systems and the development of Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy for the diagnosis of disease in collaboration with the Royal Orthopedic Hospital, Stanmore.


PhD. University of Warwick. “Excited State Studies of Pyrimidine bases and Radiosensitizing Drugs by Laser Flash Photolysis”

Awards & Honours

Honorary Chair at University College London
Honorary Chair at University of Salford
Professor Extraordinary, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Associate Editor Journal of Raman Spectroscopy
Meggers award 2002 and 2007
Conference Chair European Conference on Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules (Oxford 2013)
Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry


Joined the CLF in 1987, Head of the LSF between 1995 and 2010, stepping down to focus more on research and his STFC Fellowship. Authored over 210 publications. 5 Patents relating to Raman Spectroscopy. Over 20 years experience in applying spectroscopy, time-resolved spectroscopy and imaging to study the structure-function relationship in chemistry and more complex biological systems, particularly in relation to DNA dynamics/damage and repair and electron/energy transfer. My management of the STFC & BBSRC funded project ULTRA (£2M) is the latest step in making internationally-leading technology accessible to the scientific community. As well as giving formal conference presentations I enjoy giving public awareness lectures, particularly in India and South Africa.

Tel: +44(0)1235 445109

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