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Liz is a Ph. D. physics graduate with over 15 years of experience as a Radiation Protection Scientist at UKHSA's Chemical, Radiation Chemical and Environmental Hazards Division. As head of the Radiation Effects Department, Liz is responsible for a programme of research associated with understanding how exposure to ionising impacts health. Liz's main field of research is radiation biodosimetry - using the cytogenetic (cellular and chromosomal) effects of ionising radiation to estimate individual doses, and Liz also has wider interests in whole body radiation effects and non-cancer effects including cataractogenesis.

Liz has participated in many national and international collaborative research projects including leading/co-leading recent projects on networking for provision of emergency response capabilities (RENEB, WHO BioDoseNet, EURADOS). Liz was PI for the EU CONCERT funded project 'LDLensRad' investigating mechanisms of radiation induced cataracts and currently leads the NIHR HPRU project "Chemical and Radiation Threats and Hazards" in collaboration with Imperial University. Liz has presented at numerous scientific conferences and meetings, including giving invited talks, and has contributed to over 120 peer-reviewed publications in the field of radiation protection.

Liz has supervised a number of successful Ph. D. projects and regularly lectures on a number of courses at UK and EU Universities, including the Oxford University Radiation Oncology & Biology M. Sc. in Radiation Biology. Liz is a member of ICRP Committee 1 and Liz's current committee memberships include ISO Working Group 18 on biological dosimetry (2014 - current) and US National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements Subcommittee 1-23: Guidance on Radiation Dose Limits for the Lens of the Eye (2013 - current). Liz is a Fellow of the Society for Radiation Protection and a Member of the Institute of Physics (MInstPhys) , and the Association for Radiation Research.

In 2014, Liz received the MELODI Young Researcher Award for multidisciplinary EU low dose radiation research and in 2007 Liz received the inaugural Institute of Physics Very Early Career Woman Physicist of the Year Award for research and outreach activities encouraging young people to study physics.

Liz is also the UKHSA Deputy Head of the Science and Engineering Profession, responsible for developing programmes and supporting our scientists and engineers from across the organisation.