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Dr Hannah Rickman
MSci, MRes, PhD

Technician Instructor

Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

Dr Hannah Rickman, Technician Instructor


After obtaining an MSci degree in Chemistry from the University of Birmingham, Hannah joined the Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging, where she gained an MRes degree from King’s College London and a PhD from Imperial College London. During her PhD, Hannah developed a range of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) contrast agents, including a gadolinium-labelled peptide that targets atherosclerotic blood vessels.

Alongside her PhD, Hannah was a junior teaching fellow and public engagement officer. She also supported outreach programs, including ‘Spectroscopy in a Suitcase’. This involved taking miniature pieces of spectroscopic equipment to sixth form colleges across London and delivering workshops designed to help the students with their A-Level Chemistry studies.

Hannah joined Solent University in March 2021. As a technician instructor, Hannah supports the teaching and research in the biomedical science and nutrition laboratories.

Further information

Polyfunctionalised Nanoparticles Bearing Robust Gadolinium Surface Units for High Relaxivity Performance in MRI.
N. G. Chabloz, M. N. Wenzel, H. L. Perry, I.-C. Yoon, S. Molisso, G. J. Stasiuk, D. S. Elson, A. E. G. Cass and J. D. E. T. Wilton Ely, Chem. Eur. J. 25, 10895-10906 (2019).

Gold Nanomaterials Functionalised with Gadolinium Chelates and Their Application in Multimodal Imaging and Therapy.
H. L. Perry, R. M. Botnar and J. D. E. T. Wilton-Ely, Chem. Commun. 56, 4037–4046 (2020).

Combined Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Photodynamic Therapy using Polyfunctionalised Nanoparticles Bearing Robust Gadolinium Surface Units.
N. G. Chabloz, H. L. Perry, I.-C. Yoon, A. J. Coulson, A. J. P. White, G. J. Stasiuk, R. M. Botnar and J. D. E. T. Wilton-Ely, Chem. Eur. J. 26, 4552–4566 (2020).

Metallostar Assemblies Based on Dithiocarbamates For Use as MRI Contrast Agents.
H. L. Perry, I.-C. Yoon, N. G. Chabloz, S. Molisso, G. J. Stasiuk, R. M. Botnar and J. D. E. T. Wilton-Ely, Inorg. Chem. 59, 10813–10823 (2020).

Gold Nanomaterials in The Management of Lung Cancer.
A. Guinart, H. L. Perry, J. D. E. T. Wilton-Ely and T. D. Tetley, Emerg. Top. Life Sci. 4, 627–643 (2020).

Strategies for the Functionalisation of Gold Nanorods to Reduce Toxicity and Aid Clinical Translation.
X. Shi, H. L. Perry and J. D. E. T. Wilton-Ely, Nanotheranostics 5, 155–165 (2021).

Taught courses

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

Biomedical scientists are at the forefront of diagnosing and treating diseases. Our IBMS-accredited degree will give you the lab and research skills to help drive modern medicine.

BSc (Hons) Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science

Follow your passions for sport, and helping people reach their wellness goals. Our certified course, fantastic facilities, and practical experience will foster a rewarding career in a growing sector.