DR Fiona Mc Ardle


Contact Details


E: mcardle.fiona@itsligo.ie
Senior Lecturer
Life Sciences
Department of Life Sciences
Institute of Technology, Sligo
Ash Lane, Ballinode

T: +3537191555635
E: mcardle.fiona@itsligo.ie


Fiona McArdle graduated from the University of Ulster in 1987 with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemical and Biological Sciences. She was employed by The Department of Agriculture and Food Science, New Forge Lane, Malone Road, Belfast as a analytical chemist in June 1987. She then moved to The Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Dublin, to take up a position as a research analyst with responsibility for development and validation of HPLC methods for analysis of drugs in  clinical samples. Subsequently she moved to Norbrook Laboratories, Newry, Co. Down, to take up a position as a research analytical chemist with responsibility for method development and validation for analysis of drugs in animal tissue and in formulated products. She then moved to the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) to complete a PhD in Electroanalytical Biosensor Development. She was awarded the Duncan Davis award for her research in 1991. She graduated with a PhD in 1993. She took up a lecturing position in the Department of Chemistry, University of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire in 1992 and in 1993 she moved to the then Regional Technical College, Sligo to take up a lecturing post in the School of Science. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Life Sciences at the Institute of Technology, Sligo.

Research Interests

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow 01-OCT-16 /


  Employer Position From / To
University of Huddersfiled Lecturer 01-SEP-92 / 30-AUG-93
Institute of Technology, Sligo Lecturer 01-SEP-93 / 01-JAN-05
Norbrook Laboratories Research Analytical Chemist 01-SEP-88 / 30-AUG-89
Institute of Technology, Sligo Senior Lecturer 01-JAN-05 / 01-SEP-20
University of Manchester Student Demonstrator 01-SEP-89 / 30-AUG-92
Institute of Clinical Pharmacology Research Analyst 01-SEP-87 / 30-AUG-88


  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1987 University of Ulster B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry / Biology
2016 Royal Society of Chemistry FRSC Chemistry
1993 Royal Society of Chemistry CChem. Chemistry
1993 University of Manchester Doctor of Philosophy Electroanalytical Chemistry

Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2001 Catherine Meehan Institute of Technology, Sligo M.Sc.
2000 Christophe Bouillaud Institute of Technology, Sligo M.Sc.
2015 Gerard Corrigan Institute of Technology, Sligo M.Sc.