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Senior Fellows

What is your background?

I have more than 20 years' experience in radiochemistry. Highlights include providing technical leadership to £multi-million active-experimental programmes for customers including Sellafield Ltd., British Nuclear Fuels and the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

I have co-authored more than 50 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals and collaborated extensively with universities. I've also worked with US, Russian and Japanese national laboratories, while leading European nuclear organisations through the European Framework VI and VII projects, including ACSEPT. I was also lucky enough to receive the Bill Newton Award from the Radiochemistry Group of the Royal Society for my work on "the behaviour of actinides in industrially relevant systems".

What are your key goals in the coming 12-18 months in terms of developing the Senior Fellow role?

My main priority is to bring the PuMA Laboratory up to its full capability. I make sure it lives up to its potential in the services offered for customers. I'll also be increasing my role in the technical leadership relating to Phase 2 commissioning.

Other projects include hot-testing our NNL-GANEX process and delivering the plutonium science programme for Sellafield Limited. I'll also be developing further national and international collaborations in the fields of actinide separations and plutonium materials storage, making sure research is published in relevant, high quality journals.