Personal profile


Holly Siddique is a Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry. She joined Hertfordshire in 2024 and teaches chemistry modules in the MPharm and BSc Pharmaceutical Science degree programmes.

She obtained a BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science in 2015 and a PhD in Analytical Chemistry (Natural Products) in 2019 from the University of East London. Following her completion, she joined the trait diversity and function research team in 2020 at the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, as a post-doctoral analytical chemist. 

Her research areas are extracting, isolating, and identifying secondary metabolites from natural sources using different chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques effective against MRSA clinical strains to tackle the global threat of antibacterial resistance. 

Her current research also focuses on exploring secondary metabolites from pollen and nectar to investigate their effectiveness in bumble bee gut bacteria.  

Education/Academic qualification

Analytical Chemistry (Natura Product) , PhD, Bangladeshi medicinal plants: Ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry and anti-staphylococcal activity, University of East London

Award Date: 9 Sept 2019

Pharmaceutical Science, BSc (Hons)

Award Date: 1 Jul 2015

External positions

Visiting Researcher, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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