Characterisation of metal complexes (magnetochemistry, electrochemistry, multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, EPR spectrsocopy, X-ray crystallography, luminescence measurements)
Polynuclear metal complexes for functional molecular materials (polyoxometalates, single-molecule magnets, valence tautomers, redox-active ligands, transition metal and lanthanoid chemistry)
Colette graduated from the University of Melbourne with a BSc(Hons) degree in 1993 and a PhD in 1998. After postdoctoral stints at Indiana University, USA, and the University of Berne, Switzerland, she returned to the School of Chemistry in 2004 as a Lecturer. She was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2009 and Associate Professor in 2016.
Colette was awarded the 2004 Selby Research Award from the University of Melbourne, the 2013 Alan Sargeson Lectureship from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Inorganic Chemistry Division and the 2014 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research (Teaching and Research) from the Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne . She is presently the Victorian representative on the RACI Inorganic Chemistry Division Committee.