Dr. Paul Clarke began his career at the University of Bath where he obtained his B.Sc(Hons) in 1993. He remained at Bath to study the utility and mechanism of intramolecular dioxirane epoxidation reactions under the supervision of Dr. A. Armstrong. In 1996, he obtained his Ph.D and moved to Florida State University where he spent two years working with Prof. R. A. Holton on the synthesis and functionalisation of taxane ring systems. In 1999, he returned to the UK to work on a carbenoid insertion approach to peptide synthesis with Prof. C. J. Moody at the University of Exeter. In September 1999, he was appointed as a lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of Nottingham, in January 2006, he moved to his current position as a senior lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of York. In 2009 he was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Paul was a visiting academic at Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain in 2010 and 2011. Currently he is a member of the Yorkshire and Humber SCI Regional Committee, is on the editorial board of the international Open Access Journal Advances in Chemistry and is Chair of the Department of Chemistry's Graduate School. Paul is also an avid tweeter and can be followed @Dr_PaulC. When not involved in chemistry-based activities he can usually be found enjoying a beer or a G&T!