Academic and research departmentsSchool of Biosciences and Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
Over 25 years experience working as a freelance Nutritionist/Dietitian in both corporate and sports environments, as well as maintaining senior clinical positions within the NHS and private healthcare. I joined Surrey University as a Teaching Fellow 4 years ago, where I very much enjoy sharing my diverse experiences and expertise with both undergraduate and post-graduate nutrition and dietetic students.
Corporate Nutritional Work
Working within large national and multinational corporations such as Shell Oil, Health management Ltd and ITV Corporation to lead remits to integrate and promote nutritional health and wellbeing incentives, programmes and strategies into the corporate culture. Projecting managing within such a large corporate environment would typically involve working closely at a highly personalised level, starting at company board level through to the staff who are responsible for the delivery and daily functioning of the company.
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We report on spectroscopic information and lifetime measurements of even-even neutron-rich Te isotopes. Excited states were populated in fast-neutron induced fission of ²³⁸U at the ALTO facility of IJCLab with the LICORNE neutron source and detected using the hybrid ν-ball spectrometer. We provide first results on lifetimes of the 6+1 state in ¹³⁶Te and the (6+1), (4+1), and (2+1) states in ¹³⁸ Te and discuss the results in the context of large-scale shell-model calculations. The level schemes of ¹³⁶Te and ¹³⁸Te are revised in terms of lifetimes of their 2+1 , 4+1 states and updated information on the (4+2) state in ¹³⁶Te is presented. In addition, previously reported data on spectroscopy and lifetimes in ¹³⁴Te are reexamined. This work provides new insights into the evolution of collectivity for Te isotopes with N = 82, 84, 86.
The reaction of a pulsed 18O beam on a self-supporting and gold-backed isotopically-enriched 164Dy target of thickness 6.3 mg/cm2 at separate primary beam energies of 71, 76 and 80 MeV was studied at the accelerator at the ALTO facility of the IPN Orsay. The γ rays produced were detected using the newly-constructed ν-Ball spectrometer which comprised of HPGe and LaBr3(Ce) detectors. This conference paper describes the methodology and effectiveness of multiplicity/sum-energy gating, for channel selection between fusion evaporation events and lower multiplicity/energy events from inelastic nuclear scattering and Coulomb excitation of the target, and from two-neutron transfer reactions to 166Dy.
Prompt and delayed γ-ray spectroscopy of the neutron-rich 94Kr was performed, as part of the fission campaign at the ALTO facility of the IPN Orsay, using the fast-neutron-induced fission reaction 238U(n,f) in combination with the ν-Ball array, a novel hybrid γ spectrometer for energy and lifetime measurements. Several new yrast and nonyrast transitions were observed for the first time, extending the previously known level scheme. Additionally, we report on the observation of a new short-lived isomer at 3444 keV with a half-life of 32(3) ns. The analysis of the Nilsson orbitals obtained from Gogny cranked Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov calculations suggests a (9−) spin and an oblate deformation for this isomer corresponding to a two-quasineutron state, indicating an isomeric structure very similar to that of the neighboring isotones 96Sr and 92Se