Tony is a Professor at the University of Bath where his research interests include many aspects of Supramolecular chemistry, including: molecular self-assembly and sensor design

Tony's research has a particular focus on boronic acid based receptors for the fluorescence sensing of saccharides.

He has been a visiting professor at Tsukuba, Osaka and Kyushu Universities, an AMADEus invited professor at the University of Bordeaux and is a guest Professor at East China University of Science and Technology, Xiamen University, Shandong Normal University, Nanjing University, Shaanxi University of Science and Technology and is a Hai-Tian (Sea-Sky) Scholar at Dalian University of Technology. In 2013 he was recognized for his role in developing networks with Japan by the award of a Daiwa-Adrian Prize. 



In 2015 he received the Inaugural CASE Prize for establishing and developing networks with China.  

Tony has published over 210 publications, including two books, 9 book chapters and 200 papers in international peer reviewed journals. He is also the named inventor on 25 international patents. He has delivered 183 invited lectures within the UK and internationally. Citation statistics indicate that one of his publications has been cited over 600 times, two over 400, four over 300, seven over 200 times, twenty-one over 100, and 56 over 50, with a total of >9,620 citations at a frequency of >44 citations per article. He has an h-index of 53

 (Researcher ID B-5125-2009, May 2016).