Dr Caroline Shenton-Taylor

Senior Lecturer in Applied Nuclear Physics
PhD (Warwick, 2007), MPhys, CPhys, MInstP, FHEA

Academic and research departments

School of Mathematics and Physics.


Areas of specialism

Nuclear Physics; Artificial Intelligence; Data Analytics; Nuclear Security; Radiation; Environmental Protection; Scientific Outreach

University roles and responsibilities

  • MPhys Placement Lead (Sept 2023 - on)
  • Physics Undergraduate Admissions Tutor 2018-2023
  • Acting Senior Tutor for Professional Training Jan-Sept 2018
  • Institute of Physics IOP Mentor (2009 onwards)

    My qualifications

    University of Warwick
    MPhys (Hons.) First class
    University of Warwick

    Previous roles

    2004 - 2017
    Industrial Scientist
    Team and Technical Lead
    2010 - 2011
    Academic Visitor
    Imperial College London


    Research interests

    Research collaborations

    Indicators of esteem

    • Lynne Millward Academic Staff Member of the Year 2023

    • MoD Chief Scientific Advisers Commendation Award 2011

    • Famelab 2014 UK National Winner

    • British Aerospace Engineering Chairman's Award 2010

    • International Famelab 2014 Audience Winner 

    • Hall of Famelab 2017 Reserve 


    Postgraduate research supervision




    Examples of co-authored publications/articles/proceedings are listed below.

    Over 120 authored technical industrial reports (2007-2017)

    An artificial neural network algorithm developed for shielded multi-isotope identification (2023) L Lee-Brewin, D. Read and C. Shenton-Taylor doi 10.1088/1748-0221/18/05/P05043

    Thermoluminescence Glow Curve Study of beta irradiated Ge doped core fibre with different dopant concentrations, (2022) C. Termsuk, S. Sweeney and C. Shenton-Taylor, Radiation Physics and Chemistry, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radphyschem.2022.109974

    Fading and Residual Responses for Thermoluminescent Dosimetry of Silica Beads Irradiated Using a High-dose Electron-beam (2021) K Ley, S A Hashim, A Lohstroh, C Shenton-Taylor, D A Bradley, Radiation Physics and Chemistry https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radphyschem.2021.109366

    Thermoluminescence response of silica beads to high-dose irradiations (2020) K Ley, S A Hashim, A Lohstroh, C Shenton-Taylor, D A Bradley, Radiation Physics and Chemistry, doi.org/10.1016/j.radphyschem.2019.108349

    Application of a novel search method to handled gamma radiation detection (2019) P K Soin, S Pitts, C Shenton-Taylor, J Barnes, IEEE Sensors Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2019.2945314

    Investigating the components of signals produced by the Pockels CCD imaging technique in CdZnTe (2019) S Parsons, A Langley, C Shenton-Taylor, A Lohstroh, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNS.2018.2859245

    Effect of shielding conductivity on magnetic induction tomographic security imagery (2017) J Wood, R Ward, P Tatum, C Shenton-Taylor, S Taylor, G Bagley, M Joseph, J C Watson, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 53 issue 4 DOI: 10.1109/TMAG.2016.2618780

    Predicting the air fluorescence yield of radioactive sources (2016) C Thompson, E E Barritt, C Shenton-Taylor, Elsevier Radiation Measurements, 88, pp. 48-54 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2016.02.013

    Cadmium zinc telluride based infrared interferometry for X-ray detection (2015) A Lohstroh, I Della-Rocca, S Parsons, A Langley, C Shenton-Taylor, D Blackie, Applied Physics Letters 106 063507 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4908290

    Spin and orbital moments in Fe3O4 (2010) J A Duffy, J W Taylor, S B Dugdale, C Shenton-Taylor, M W Butchers, S R Giblin, M J Cooper, Y Sakurai, M Itou, Physical review. B, Condensed matter 04/2010; 81(13). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.81.134424

    Bulk spin polarization of Co(1-x)Fe(x)S2 (2009) C Utfeld, S R Giblin, J W Taylor, J A Duffy, C Shenton-Taylor, J Laverock, S B Dugdale, M Manno, C Leighton, M Itou, Y Sakurai, Physical Review Letters 11/2009; 103(22):226403.

    Development of magnetic Compton scattering using a 9T cryomagnet at the ESRF (2008) J A  Duffy, J W Taylor, C Shenton-Taylor, C Steer. L V Blaauw, M J Cooper, Acta Crystallographic Section A Foundations of Crystallography http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S0108767308081609

    A short history of magnetic Compton scattering (2007) M J Cooper, C Shenton-Taylor, J A Duffy, C A Steer, L V Blaauw, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment 09/2007; 580(1):1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2007.05.010

    Compton scattering studies of 4f ferromagnetism (2007) M J Cooper, J A Duffy, Z F Banfield, A M Bebb, L Blaauw, C Shenton-Taylor, C Steer, J W Taylor, Radiation Physics and Chemistry 05/2007; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radphyschem.2005.07.034

    Magnetic Compton scattering study of the magnetocaloric material Gd7Pd3 (2007) C Shenton-Taylor, J A Duffy, J W Taylor, C A Steer, D N Timms, M J Cooper, L V Blaauw, Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 05/2007; 19(18):186208.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/19/18/186208

    Spin wave dynamics of MnO confined in nanometer pores (2006) J W Taylor, J A Duffy, C S Steer, C Shenton-Taylor, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 03/2007; 310(2): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmmm.2006.11.067

    Spin-resolved Compton scattering study of RuSr2GdCu2O8 (2005) Z F Banfield, J A Duffy, J W Taylor, C A Steer, A Bebb, M J Cooper, L Blaauw, C Shenton-Taylor, R Ruiz-Bustos, Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 08/2005; 17(36):5533.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/17/36/009

    Academic Publications – Technical Sponsor

    Magnetic Imaging: A new tool for UK National Nuclear Security (2015) B J Darrer, J C Watson, P Bartlett, F Renzoni, Nature Scientific Reports 01/2015; Sci. Rep. 5, 7944 DOI: 10.1038/srep07944I https://doi.org/10.1038/srep07944

    Toward an Automated Setup for Magnetic Induction Tomography (2015) B J Darrer, J C Watson, P Bartlett, F Renzoni, IEEE Transaction on magnetics 01/2015, 51(1), 6500105 https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7029227

    A bio-inspired chemical sensor of gamma and neutron radiation (2014) J A Griffith, T A Bayer, Sensors and Actuators B 190 818-821 doi.org/10/1016/j.snb.2013.09.012 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2013.09.012

    Conference Proceedings – Author / Sponsor

    X-ray Luminescence of Nanocomposite Plastic Scintillator using CuInS/ZnS Quantum Dots (2021)  C.L. Grove, I.H.B. Braddock, M.P. Taggart, C. Crean, S.J. Sweeney, P.J. Sellin, and C. Shenton-Taylor SORMA West 

    Application of 2D Convex Polygon Partitioning to Radiation Detection (2017) P. Soin, O Almaleki, C Shenton-Taylor, Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference 2017/IEEE

    Assessment of quantum dots for nuclear security (2017) T Crane, A Gavin, J Burns, D Glass, P Sellin, C Shenton-Taylor, Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference 2017/IEEE

    Discrimination of liquid samples using magnetic induction tomography (2016) P Tatum, R Ward, C Lloyd, J Wood, S Taylor, C Shenton-Taylor, J. Watson, ESMA 2016

    Investigation of THGEM technology for nuclear security applications (2015) K Ley, A Langley, C Steer, C Shenton-Taylor, EPJ Web of Conferences 2015/MPGD

    Imaging by electromagnetic induction with resonant circuits (2015) R Guillizoni, J C Watson, P A Bartlett, F Renzoni, SPIE Image Sensing Technologies: Materials, Devices, Systems, and Applications II, At Baltimore, USA, Volume: Proc. SPIE 9481 DOI: 10.1117/12.2183180

    Magnetic Imaging through metallic enclosures (2015) B J Darrer, J C Watson, P Bartlett, F Renzoni, 7th International Symposium on Process Tomography

    Wavelet analysis of high and low resolution gamma-ray spectra: an investigation of peak finding techniques (2015) C Thompson, R L Turner, K Vaughan, Nuclear Science Symposium & Medical Imaging Conference 2015/IEEE

    Wavelet analysis of shielded radiological material: The applicability of wavelet analysis for National Security (2014) K Vaughan, R L Turner, P Kendall, Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference 2014/IEEE

    Wavelet analysis for the separation of spectral features (2014) R L Turner, K Vaughan, IMA's 10th International Conference on Mathematics in Signal Processing

    Distributed detector radiation networks: Static and Mobile sensor configurations (2014) C Shenton-Taylor, R Murphy, N Shute, Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference 2014/IEEE

    Spectra fusion using fuzzy logic (2014) A Langley and C Shenton-Taylor, IMA's 10th International Conference on Mathematics in Signal Processing

    Development of a three-dimensional model for sensor positioning (2013) C Shenton-Taylor, Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference 2013/IEEE

    Exploration of the Pockels effect for radiation detection applications (2012) D Blackie, A Langley, C Shenton-Taylor, V Permual, Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference 2012/IEEE

    Signal Analysis and data fusion methodologies (2012) C Shenton-Taylor, G Hurst, K Duore, P R Arthur, Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference 2012/IEEE

    A multi-phase equation of state applied to the study of shock loaded tin (2011) C Shenton-Taylor, A Glauser, E Price, T Ota, APS Shock Compression of Condensed Matter

    The size enhanced spin moment in NiO nanoparticles (2006) C Steer, C Shenton-Taylor, J.A. Duffy, Spring-8 Highlights Journal