I have led the Radiation Epidemiology group since 2017 when it was formed. Previously I led a statistical analysis group, one of the two groups involved in radiation epidemiology at PHE.
I joined the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB), which was later subsumed into PHE, in 1991 having gained a BSc in Mathematics and an MSc in Medical Statistics both from Leicester University. At NRPB I began research into the use of Bayesian statistics for estimating computationally expensive functions, which led to a PhD in 1997 from Nottingham University. I have considerable experience with the analysis of large epidemiological datasets, in particular the UK National Registry for Radiation Workers, the British Nuclear Fuels Limited cohort and the British Nuclear Test Veteran's Cohort.
Over the last 10 years I have been involved with a number of large collaborative International epidemiology projects, notably the EC funded SOLO project and the INWORKS studies of occupational radiation exposure risk.
The Radiation Epidemiology group carry out high quality research and provide advice on the health effects of ionising and non-ionising radiation and service provision, the output is peer reviewed scientific papers that serve to build the evidence base for health protection measures and to strengthen PHE's scientific reputation and development of health protection services and expert advice.