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Dr Helen Boston B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer Physics

    Research

    Research Interest 1

    Instrumentation design and implementation including detector characterisation. I employ these instruments to improve the understanding of the underlying nuclear structure and also to improve imaging in terms of medical and security applications.

    Research Group Membership

    Research Grants

    Nuclear Physics Consolidated Grant

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2017 - September 2021

    A three-dimensional integrated gamma-ray and vision system

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    July 2016 - January 2020

    Imaging of prompt gamma emissions during proton cancer therapy for geometric and dosimetric verification

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    September 2015 - August 2017

    Quantitative SPECT for dosimetry of 131I molecular radiotherapy

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    July 2015 - June 2017

    Imaging and Detection of Radioactive Material - Portable Gamma Ray Imaging Spectrometer (PGRIS)

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    August 2013 - July 2015

    Improvement of the sensitivity of germanium detectors for radioactive waste assay

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    October 2012 - December 2013

    In vivo imaging technologies to assess the efficacy and safety of RMTs

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    October 2013 - March 2015

    Nuclear structure and astrophysics using (d,p) with Na isotopes using the TIGRESS and SHARC arrays at TRIUMF

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    June 2010 - September 2010

    Lifetimes of the TSD candidate bands in 157,158Er at ultra high spin

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    January 2009 - February 2009

    KEL09/10 - A gamma camera imaging system for radioactive materials

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    April 2010 - June 2011

    Nuclear Physics Consolidated Grant

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    August 2014 - December 2018

    Nuclear Physics Rolling Grants 2013 (equipment bid)

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    January 2014 - March 2014

    Consolidated nuclear physics grant 2011

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    August 2011 - July 2015

    Nuclear Structure and Astrophysics Using (d,p) with n-rich Na Isotopes using the TIGRESS and SHARC arrays at TRIUMF

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    July 2009 - September 2009

    PROSPECTUS

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    August 2009 - January 2012

    Exploring the limits of nuclear existence for heavy proton-rich nuclei

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    December 2009 - May 2013

    Improvement of the performance of germanium detectors using pulse shape analysis

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (STFC)

    May 2014 - August 2017