Postdoc & PhD projects

Postdoc & PhD projects

TREE is a consortium of eight organisations which and have postdocs and PhD students associated with their core research funded by the RATE programme. These studies have significant cross-consortium activities that will provide the students with wide insights and experience into the topic of environmental radioactivity. 

Click on the links below to get more information about their studies.

Postdoc.universityproject titleco-supervisor
Alex ChapmanUniversity of LancasterEvaluating the bioavailability of radionuclides in contaminated soil using the Diffusive Gradients in thin films techniqueNERC-CEH (Lancaster), Public Health England and University of the West of England
Craig Anderson

University of Stirling

Population Genetics in Drosophila

Emily VernonPlymouth UniversityAssessing the impact of ionising radiations on molluscsUniversity of Portsmouth
Heather SandersUniversity of NottinghamUnderstanding the mechanisms of interaction between anionic radionuclides - 129I, 79Se and 99Tc - and geocolloids.NERC-CEH (Lancaster)
Jessica GoodmanUniversity of StirlingInvestigate the mechanisms of radiation-induced damage in Daphnia pulex as a model species: the relative importance of genetic and epigenetic factorsNERC-CEH (Wallingford)
Katherine RainesUniversity of StirlingThe ecological impacts of radiation on terrestrial invertebrates using laboratory and field studies 
Neil FullerUniversity of PortsmouthBiological impacts of radiationPlymouth University
Nicol CaplinUniversity of the West of EnglandElucidating the interaction between anti-oxidants and radiation-induced damage to cells to build a model of the causes of low-level radiation effectsUniversity of the West of England
Phakphum AramrunUniversity of SalfordAdvancing the measurement of the radiation exposure in large mammalsNERC-CEH (Lancaster)
Ross FawkesUniversity of SalfordNew methods of determining radionuclides in wildlife: new detectors for live-monitoringNERC-CEH (Lancaster) and Peter Burgess (Radiation Metrology)
University of Stirling

Investigation of direct and indirect effects of exposure to radioactive contaminants in free-living birds through analysis of feather corticosterone concentrations

NERC-CEH (Lancaster) and IRSN