Dr Adam McMahon studied at The University of Oxford, The University of Bristol and Dalhousie University in Canada , where he gained a B.A. (Hons) in Chemistry, an M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry and a Ph.D in Chemistry.
In 1988 he became Harwell-Wolfson Research Fellow, based at the UKAEA's Harwell Laboratory and Wolfson College, Oxford. Then in 1991 he became Manager, Research and Development in the AEA Technology's Analytical Sciences Centre at Harwell.
Before joining the Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre in January 2005 Dr McMahon worked for 12 years as a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry Section Leader at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Ph.D. Chemistry, Dalhousie University, .
M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry, Bristol University .
B.A. (Honours), Chemistry, Oxford University