Quota Studentship 2011

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leicester
Department Name: Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

Doctoral Training Partnerships: a range of postgraduate training is funded by the Research Councils. For information on current funding routes, see the common terminology at www.rcuk.ac.uk/StudentshipTerminology. Training grants may be to one organisation or to a consortia of research organisations. This portal will show the lead organisation only.

Publications

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Bugby S. (2013) Preliminary evaluation of a novel high-resolution hybrid gamma/optical camera for intraoperative imaging in EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND MOLECULAR IMAGING

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Bugby S. (2013) Preliminary evaluation of a novel high-resolution hybrid gamma/optical camera for intraoperative imaging in EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND MOLECULAR IMAGING

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Jinks S (2014) Cassini multi-instrument assessment of Saturn's polar cap boundary SATURN'S POLAR CAP BOUNDARY in Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

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Lees J (2014) Energy response of AlGaAs soft X-ray photon counting detectors in Journal of Instrumentation

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Gompertz B (2014) Magnetar powered GRBs: explaining the extended emission and X-ray plateau of short GRB light curves in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Wildy C (2014) Quasar broad absorption line variability measurements using reconstructions of unabsorbed spectra in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Gompertz B (2013) Can magnetar spin-down power extended emission in some short GRBs? in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Hague P (2014) Dark matter in disc galaxies - II. Density profiles as constraints on feedback scenarios in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Bugby SL (2014) Characterisation of a high resolution small field of view portable gamma camera. in Physica medica : PM : an international journal devoted to the applications of physics to medicine and biology : official journal of the Italian Association of Biomedical Physics (AIFB)

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Bhatia BS (2015) A scheme for assessing the performance characteristics of small field-of-view gamma cameras. in Physica medica : PM : an international journal devoted to the applications of physics to medicine and biology : official journal of the Italian Association of Biomedical Physics (AIFB)

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Hague P (2015) THE DEGENERACY OF M33 MASS MODELING AND ITS PHYSICAL IMPLICATIONS in The Astrophysical Journal

 
Title Compact Gamma Camera 
Description Compact gamma camera : low energy gamma radiation detector; CsI scintillator/CCD detector with pinhole collimator; co-aligned optical camera for hybrid imaging; designed for medical use (i.e. sentinel lymph node biopsies); potential applications in environmental safety imaging; potential for surgical use improving patient outcomes X-ray/gamma/neutron detectors 
Type Of Technology Detection Devices 
Year Produced 2012 
Impact principally for medical imaging but with potential environmental applications 
 
Description Cafe Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation for postgraduate students across the university at Cafe Research

None as yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013
 
Description Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Gave a presentation on my research to academics, which sparked questions afterwards.

I was approached afterwards for more questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Conference Presentations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Post-graduate research conference presentations (multiple interdisciplinary events, regional, including as an invited speaker)


None as yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013
 
Description European Association of Nuclear Medicine 2013 Congress 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Paper presentation to International health professionals/medical technologist professionals and academics


Unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Frontier 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Funding secured and first issue produced and distributed of magazine describing postgraduate research at the University of Leicester


Multiple submitted articles for future issues/ positive feedback
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Greenpower 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Longterm engineering project with year 9 students.

Pupil engagement with engineering
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.greenpower.co.uk/
 
Description Halloween Physics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Several hundred pupils attended a Halloween-themed activity evening involving entertaining physics experiments which introduce basic scientific concepts.

An article was produced for a local newspaper (Leicester Mercury)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact University student research magazine (Editor-in-Chief)
First issue funded and currently in production
University wide (undergraduate, postgraduate, academic, etc.)

None as yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
 
Description Open Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave tours of the Department to prospective undergraduate students and their parents. As well as answering questions about the Department and the University.

A portion of the students on the Open Day applied for a place in the Department.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012
 
Description Portsmouth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Gave a presentation on my research to academics, which sparked questions afterwards.

I was approached afterwards for more questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Public Lunchtime Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prompted good interaction with general public about space science

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description School Talk - Brockington College 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Prompted good interaction with children about being a space scientists

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description School Talks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Multiple talks for schools

None as yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013
 
Description Stargazing Live 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Around 2000 members of the public were invited into the Department to attend lectures and to take part in activities.

None as yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
 
Description Stargazing Live 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An outreach evening where members of the public were invited to come to the university to see the research that is conducted here with regard to geophysics, planetary physics and other space sciences.

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
 
Description UK SEDS Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Specialist talk as part of conference proceedings

Unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description UKSEDS National Student Space Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Generated enthusiastic questions from audience

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description University Open Days 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I give teaching tours on the open days/UCAS days to describe the physics course structure. They can involve conversing with prospective students and their families/friends. I often try to to describe the topic of my PhD, in brief, to provide them with a slightly more detailed example and appreciation of one types of research conducted in the department.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014