Gillian Overend


My research was initially inspired by using a spectroscopic technique, in-situ High Pressure NMR, to investigate interesting chemical systems such as homogeneous catalysis and hydrogen storage in clathrates to investigate why these systems behave as they do.

My vision going forward is to use my analytical expertise in inorganic chemistry, to advance excellent research at Coventry University in the development of new materials to address future industry needs.


Funding Manager

Building: Alan Berry

Room: G22



Dr Gillian Overend achieved a 1st Class MChem Hons degree in Chemistry from Liverpool University in 2005. Her final year project titles was "Cobalt-catalysed Methoxycarbonylation of Octenes to Cg Methyl Esters". Gill went on to gain her EPSRC-funded PhD from Liverpool in 2009 (Thesis title: "High Pressure NMR Studies of Functional Chemical Systems"). 

She was a Research Funding Specialist at Oxford University (2010-2011) and is currently a Funding Manager, Business Development and Research Associate to the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing at Coventry University (2011 to present). 

She also a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Gill is looking forward to developing collaborative research projects under the new Horizon 2020 programme and for TSB and RCUK going forward. 


Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021