Rosie Newton, Lancaster

I am originally from Portsmouth and did my undergraduate in Physics at the University of Manchester. I had been interested in nuclear physics from school and so took all of the nuclear modules that were available to me, both theory and applied.

My Masters project involved using alpha spectroscopy to measure the thickness of thin films, and this encouraged me to apply for a PhD in a related field. A current PhD student introduced me to the NGN CDT and it seemed like a great opportunity. I applied and was fortunate to get a project at Lancaster titled “Alpha contamination assay, dosimetry and spectrometry using charge coupled devices (CCDs)”.

I am now part of the Engineering department and my supervisor is Prof. Malcolm Joyce. Doing a PhD has been enjoyable so far, made all the better by being surrounded by so many great people, both in the department and the NGN cohort.