About

Murray Davies is a senior lecturer in inorganic chemistry and is currently serving as the course coordinator for chemistry, maths and physics majors within the Bachelor of Science degree.  Dr Davies' research interests are in coordination chemistry of the d- group metals and its application to biology, medicine, catalysis and in magnetic materials. 

Teaching
  • CH1001: Chemistry: A Central Science (Level 1; TSV)
  • CH1002: Chemistry: Principles and Applications (Level 1; TSV)
  • CH1020: Preparatory Chemistry (Level 1; TSV)
  • CH2210: Syntheses and Mechanism in Inorganic Chemistry (Level 2; TSV)
  • CH3104: Advanced Chemistry Project (Level 3; TSV)
  • CH3210: Applications of Inorganic Chemistry (Level 3; TSV)
  • CH5001: Research and Dissertation in Chemistry (Level 5; TSV)
  • PC1005: Molecular Basis of Therapeutics 1 (Level 1; TSV)
  • SC3008: Professional Placement (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
Interests
Research
  • I am an inorganic chemist. My interests are focussed on modelling the properties of metalloproteins and enzymes, medicinal inorganic chemistry and catalysis.
Experience
  • 2006 to 2015 - Senior lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville, QLD, Australia)
  • 2002 to 2005 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville, QLD, Australia)
  • 2001 - Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Western Australia (Perth, WA, Australia)
  • 2000 to 2001 - Postdoctoral research fellow, Griffith University (Nathan, Brisbane QLD, Australia)
  • 1997 to 2000 - Postdoctoral research Fellow, University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia)
  • 1995 to 1996 - Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana, USA)
  • 1991 to 1994 - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia)
  • 1987 to 1990 - Bachelor of Science (Honours 1), University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia)
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2017 - JCU Inclusive practice acknowledgement award
  • 2016 - JCU Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
  • 2016 - JCU Inclusive practice acknowledgement award
  • 2012 - JCU Inclusive practice acknowledgement award
  • 2012 - Unijobs Lecturer of the year (JCU top 10 lecturers)
  • 2009 - JCU Inclusive practice acknowledgement award
  • 2006 - O'Donnell's schools lecturer, Queensland Chemical Education Division, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • 1994 - CG and RJW Le Fevre Student lecturer/Scholar, School of Chemistry, University of Sydney
  • 1993 - George Harris Scholarship for postgraduate research in chemistry, University of Sydney
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 17+ research outputs authored by Dr Murray Davies from 2002 onwards.

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  • Reductive Trapping of Novel Anionic Ligands (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Synthesis of New Divalent Europium Complexes for Luminescence Applications (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Preparation of Phenolato d-and f-block Metal Complexes and Studies of their Reactivity (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
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  • 1 collaboration
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