Academic and Professional Qualifications:

MChem Chemistry - University of Manchester
PhD Organic Synthesis – University of Southampton
MRSC Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry


Following a year of postdoctoral research, Ian worked for 2 years in the chemical industry as a Senior Research and Development Chemist in drug discovery. He joined Burgoynes in 2009.

Ian investigates fires and explosions within domestic, agricultural and commercial premises, as well as in vehicles. Determining the causes of these incidents has involved considering electrical faults, self-heating mechanisms and causes associated with heating installations and human acts. During these investigations, Ian has analysed intruder alarm and CCTV data and carried out detailed laboratory examinations of fire damaged items.

Ian has provided expert opinion in civil court proceedings.