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Eden NE are pleased to welcome Dr Rosie Newton, who started as a Consultant on 2nd January 2020, having previously been a doctoral candidate at Lancaster University. Rosie obtained her PhD in Nuclear Engineering by researching "Characteristic responses of a COTS CCD to α, β–, and neutron-induced triton radiations, and strategies to reduce noise". This research considered the potential of a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) charge-coupled device (CCD) to perform in-situ detection and identification of different radiations, primarily for use detecting α radiation. The CCD may be used for a broad range of applications, including a hand-held monitor for surface contamination for the management of lower activity waste, and for use mounted on robots.

Rosie also has a broad understanding of current radiation detector technologies and their applications through her research group at Lancaster University, which focused on neutron and gamma detection systems, and through attending national and international conferences in the field of radiation detection.

Rosie undertook her PhD as part of the Next Generation Nuclear Centre for Doctoral Training. This was a mixed taught and research PhD, with modules including: Introduction to the Chemistry and Physics of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle; Nuclear Engineering; and Waste and Environment. Rosie also completed additional courses covering International Nuclear Law and Radiation Protection Supervisor training.

Rosie has previously obtained an MPhys degree in Physics from the University of Manchester. During this degree, she studied several nuclear and computational physics modules, and completed two final-year projects using α radiation to measure the thickness of thin films.

Rosie has experience in science communication, having organised and taken part in outreach activities educating the general public and school groups, in her role as a graduate teaching assistant, and through presenting research at international conferences.

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