Philippe began his academic career at the University of Bath, after his schooling in North Somerset. He carried out a four year MChem and then moved onto a PhD under the supervision of Professor Ian Williams entitled “Isotope Effect Calculations in the Supramolecular Age”. He then moved to Leicester in an Early Career Academic Fellowship at DMU in 2016, becoming Lecturer in 2017, Senior Lecturer in 2018 and Associate Professor in 2019. Philippe then moved to a Chair at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) whilst also serving as Head of Conservation of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST).
He is now a Professor of Animal Science and Bioinformatics within the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Science, and Professor of One Health Medical Technologies for Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment at the Medical Technologies Innovation Facility at NTU as well as being appointed a Clinical Fellow at Willows Health under NHS Leicestershire. He has already received numerous international awards in recognition of his multidisciplinary approaches to analytical science: he was named by the prestigious Forbes Magazine in their 30under30 listing for Science and Healthcare in 2018, awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Joseph Black Medal for his research and pedagogy in analytical chemistry in 2019, and was named as one of the top 118 young chemists in the world by IUPAC in their 2019 Periodic Table of Younger Chemists, being named as the element Krypton.
The group employs the computational and practical techniques in studies of the metabolome, proteome and genome in humans and animals. Philippe’s research group were the first to carry out metabolomic analyses on low field, benchtop NMR spectrometers and his works remain the pioneering papers in this nascent field. Furthermore, he has gained funding from Cancer Research UK, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, The Science and Technologies Facilities Council, and the Royal Society to further develop his unique bimodal approach to low- and ultra-low-field NMR analysis combining optimised protocols with bespoke computational frameworks. He is the author of more than 50 articles, books, book chapters and conference proceedings, including editing the upcoming Royal Society of Chemistry text Computational Approaches in Analytical Chemistry and Bioanalysis.
Philippe is appointed to the Farm Animal Genetic Resources Committee within the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs in UK Government, and the Committee on the Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment at Public Health England and the Food Standards Agency.