Dr Natalie Belsey CChem FRSC

Senior Lecturer & Principal Scientist at NPL
MChem, DPhil

Academic and research departments

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.


Areas of specialism

Raman spectroscopy; Stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) microscopy; Topical drug delivery; Formulated product characterisation; Nanomaterial characterisation ; Skin imaging ; Dermal absoption

Affiliations and memberships

Chartered Chemist


Research interests


T. Sainsbury, S. Gnaniah, S. J. Spencer, S. Mignuzzi, N. A. Belsey, K. R. Paton, A. Satti. (2017) Extreme mechanical reinforcement in graphene oxide based thin-film nanocomposites via covalently tailored nanofiller matrix compatibilization
B. Brennan, S. J. Spencer, N. A. Belsey, T. Faris, H. Cronin, S. R. P. Silva, T. Sainsbury, I. S. Gilmore, Z. Stoeva, A. J. Pollard (2017) Structural, Chemical and Electrical Characterisation of Conductive Graphene-Polymer Composite Films
N. A. Belsey, A. G. Shard, and C. Minelli (2016) Surface Chemistry in 'Nanomaterial Characterisation: An Introduction'. Edited by R. Tantra. Wiley, 2016. Chapter 8, 153-178.
W. S. Chiu, N. A. Belsey, N. L. Garrett, J. Moger, G. J. Price, M. B. Delgado-Charro, R. H. Guy. (2015) Drug delivery into microneedle-porated nails from nanoparticle reservoirs
W. S. Chiu, N. A. Belsey, N. L. Garrett, J. Moger, M. B. Delgado-Charro, and R. H. Guy. (2015) Molecular diffusion in the human nail measured by stimulated Raman scattering microscopy
N. A. Belsey, L. R. Contreras-Rojas, N. L. Garrett, A. J. Pickup-Gerlaugh, G. J. Price, J. Moger, and R. H. Guy. (2014) Evaluation of drug delivery to intact and porated skin by coherent Raman scattering and fluorescence microscopies.
N. A. Belsey, S. F. Cordery, A. L. Bunge, and R. H. Guy. (2011) Assessment of dermal exposure to pesticide residues during re-entry
N. A. Belsey, L. R. Contreras-Rojas, and R. H. Guy (2014) 'Imaging drug delivery to skin with coherent Raman scattering microscopy' in 'Non Invasive Diagnostic Techniques in Clinical Dermatology'. Edited by E. Berardesca, H. Maibach and K. P. Wilhelm. Springer
F. A. Armstrong, N. A. Belsey, J. A. Cracknell, G. Goldet, A. Parkin, E. Reisner, K. A. Vincent and A. F. Wait (2009) Dynamic electrochemical investigations of hydrogen oxidation and production by enzymes and implications for future technology.
K. A. Vincent, X. Li, C. F. Blanford, N. A. Belsey, J. H. Weiner, and F. A. Armstrong. (2007) Enzymatic catalysis on conducting graphite particles
K. A. Vincent, N. A. Belsey, W. Lubitz, and F. A. Armstrong (2006) Rapid and reversible reactions of [NiFe]-hydrogenases with sulfide
A. Dexter, D. Tsikritsis, N. A. Belsey, S. A. Thomas, J. Venton, J. Bunch, M. Romanchikova (2022) Next generation digital pathology: emerging trends and measurement challenges for molecular pathology
M. A. M. Tabosa, P. Vitry, P. Zarmpi, A. L. Bunge, N. A. Belsey, D. Tsikritsis, T. J Woodman, K. A. J. White, M. B. Delgado-Charro, R. H. Guy (2023) Quantification of Chemical Uptake into the Skin by Vibrational Spectroscopies and Stratum Corneum Sampling