We are creating a unified UKRI website that brings together the existing research council, Innovate UK and Research England websites.
If you would like to be involved in its development let us know.

Contacts and Speakers for Nuclear Physics

Below is the list of contacts for UK Nuclear Physics research groups who can help by providing an opportunity for schools to connect with university research scientists and departments. They may also be able to help enrich an activity connected with nuclear physics.

Point of Contact for UK Nuclear Physics Research Groups

NP Research Group Contact
Birmingham Peter Jones
Brighton Alison Bruce
Daresbury Wendy Cotterill
Edinburgh Phil Woods
Glasgow Bjoern Seitz
Liverpool Rolf-Dietmar Herzberg
Manchester John Roberts
Surrey Heather Campbell
West of Scotland Robert Chapman
York Katherine Leech

For further information you can also contact the STFC nuclear physics outreach officer.

Nuclear Physics Speakers and Contacts

All the Nuclear Physicists on the list below are happy to give talks to schools or other groups. If you would like to invite them to give a talk, please contact them directly.

Quick Links for speakers in your area:


Name Institute Nuclear Physics Talk Topics
David Hamilton Glasgow

Thorium reactors, nuclear power and hadron physics.

Bryan McKinnon Glasgow

Hadronic physics, nuclear physics, radioactivity, nuclear power.

Bjoern Seitz Glasgow

Radioactivity, Fukushima, medical applications including radiotherapy, energy and the environment.

Daria Sokhan Glasgow

Hadronic physics, nuclear structure.

North West England

Name Institute Nuclear Physics Talk Topics
Andrew Boston Liverpool

Nuclear instrumentation, application in medical, security, environmental imaging and decommissioning.

Laura Harkness Liverpool

Imaging the invisible, imaging radiation: present and next generation technologies and nuclear physics in medicine.

Rolf-Dietmar Herzberg Liverpool

Alchemy in the 21st century: the quest for superheavy elements.

"Mission to Mars": this talk covers the scientific challenges inherent in a manned mars mission - trying to separate the fact from fiction.

John Roberts Manchester

Nuclear energy.

Lloyd Cawthorne Manchester Hadronic physics.


Name Institute Nuclear Physics Talk Topics
Christian Aaen Diget York

Stellar fusion.

Alison Laird York

Nuclear astrophysics.

London, South and South East

Name Institute Nuclear Physics Talk Topics
Chantal Nobs Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

Nuclear properties (including nuclear radius, binding energy, excited states), shell model, radioactive decay, detecting nuclear radiations, and nuclear fission and fusion.

Patrick Regan Surrey

Radioactivity, studies of exotic isotopes, radioactive dating, energy, fukushima.

Arnau Rios Huguet Surrey

General nuclear physics, neutron stars, higgs boson, and quantum mechanics.

Paul Stevenson Surrey

General nuclear physics and applications.

Melanie Windridge www.melaniewindridge.co.uk

Nuclear fusion, aurora.

Back to Nuclear Physics for you

Last updated: 19 August 2019


Science and Technology Facilities Council
Switchboard: +44 (0)1793 442000