Dr. Ken Johnstone

Patent Scientist Chemical / Life Sciences Team

Ken holds a PhD from the University of New England in synthetic supramolecular chemistry, and a Bachelor of Science with Honours in chemistry from the University of Adelaide.

After completing his PhD, Ken held a number of research positions in both industry and academia, and has experience across a variety of interdisciplinary fields, including pharmaceutical, materials, and food research and development. Ken has been involved in the development of pharmaceuticals across the discovery, preclinical and clinical stages through his work in the pharmaceutical industry, and has experience with intellectual property protection from an industry perspective.

Ken is an inventor on a family of granted patents. He has presented his research at various international conferences and has had his work published in a number of peer-reviewed journals.

Ken joined Spruson and Ferguson in 2016 and is studying towards his Masters in Intellectual Property.

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry – University of Adelaide

  • Doctor of Philosophy – University of New England