I've recently started a new role as lead in Radioactive Discharges and Impacts, following maternity leave. At the moment I'm on a steep learning curve. My former life involved working at Sizewell B as Radioactive Waste Advisor and also providing Radiological Protection advice as an Accredited Health Physicist.
It's early days yet, but I'm looking forward to applying my existing skills in a slightly different field and in a more technical capacity. I'm also fascinated by how emissions from a station interact and are incorporated into the environment. When you examine the impact on the environment, you realise how minimal it actually is.
EPRI Guidelines on radiochemistry parameters. Regulator documents such as current regulations and technical guidance notes. The Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017.
I've enjoyed attending the Radiological Protection Summer School, as related subjects such as radiochemistry were also discussed. Having worked on a nuclear power station, it was interesting to hear more information about other nuclear industries, such as nuclear submarines, NORM and mining, to name but a few.
Expert, approachable, informative.
My husband and my daughter.
I've two black petite cats, Maisie and Toby, who are very svelte and sinuous, and a huge ginger, Fred, who weighs more than my two black cats combined!
It's hard to have hobbies as a working mum, but I do love puzzles, walking, reading and photography.
I can store a pen between my upper lip and nose as well as below my lower lip. I do receive a few odd glances in the workplace, but it is a good party trick.
All sorts – a nurse, an astronaut and a singer are the ones I particularly remember.
Something very light hearted, as I'm on holiday to relax! Plus a puzzle book.
Neil Armstrong or Buzz Aldrin during the moon landing!
A collection of limited Blur singles, and Wade Whimsie pigs.
A tikka masala or lemon chicken.
Abraham Lincoln – I find that period of history interesting.
A calculator nowadays is more powerful than the technology used for the moon landing.
I think I would be panicking slightly on a desert island, so would need some good chill-out music or a feel good summer compilation.
The craziest thing I did was a skydive. I know this is a bit clichéd, but I still can’t believe I deliberately went to 12,000 ft to jump out of a plane!
“Imagination is more important than knowledge” Albert Einstein. "Life is like a box of chocolates” Forrest Gump.
Just a month?! I would love to do thatthat featured on BBC2 recently!
What's your favourite colour?
Purple of course!
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