Gillian Hutcheon graduated from Strathclyde University, Scotland in 1996 with a PhD thesis on Biocatalysts is non-aqueous media. She then undertook postdoctoral research at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham investigating Protein:Biomaterial interactions. She joinedLiverpool John Moores University in 1999 as a lecturer in Organic Chemistry and leads the Formulation and Drug Delivery Research Group. She has evolved her interest in proteins and biomaterials towards drug delivery applications looking at the enzyme catalysed synthesis of novel materials for micro and nanoparticle delivery of small molecule drugs and biomolecules. In 2008 she was conferred as a Reader in Biomaterials and she is currently Head of the LJMU Institute for Health Research.