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  • Lecturer in Physics (UWS Paisley Campus).
  • Researcher (experimental), Nuclear Physics Research Group.


Area of academic expertise - outline

  • Nuclear decay spectroscopy
  • Gamma ray and conversion electron spectroscopy
  • Beta decay
  • Metastable (isomeric) excited states

Current research activities

  • Octupole degrees-of-freedom in neutron-rich radium isotopes produced in francium beta decay.
  • Spectroscopy of exotic neutron number (N) = atomic number (Z) nuclei produced in nucleon-knockout reactions.
  • Isospin symmetry-breaking (ISB) corrections, mirror-energy differences (MED).
  • Rapid proton-capture (rp-) process nucleosynthesis.
  • Angular momentum population in relativistic heavy-ion fragmentation reactions.

Current teaching activities and interests

  • Lecturer in Physics, Paisley Campus.
  • Outreach and STEM promotion to general audiences.


  • QC Physics
  • Beta decay
  • Gamma-ray spectroscopy
  • Octupole deformation
  • Nuclear structure
  • Isomeric states
  • Isospin symmetry

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Research Output 2013 2020

Evolution of octupole deformation in radium nuclei from Coulomb excitation of radioactive 222Ra and 228Ra  beams

Butler, P. A., Gaffney, L. P., Spagnoletti, P., Abrahams, K., Bowry, M., Cederkäll, J., de Angelis, G., De Witte, H., Garrett, P. E., Goldkuhle, A., Henrich, C., Illana, A., Johnston, K., Joss, D. T., Keatings, J. M., Kelly, N. A., Komorowska, M., Konki, J., Kröll, T., Lozano, M. & 23 others, Nara Singh, B. S., O'Donnell, D., Ojala, J., Page, R. D., Pedersen, L. G., Raison, C., Reiter, P., Rodriguez, J. A., Rosiak, D., Rothe, S., Scheck, M., Seidlitz, M., Shneidman, T. M., Siebeck, B., Sinclair, J., Smith, J. F., Stryjczyk, M., Van Duppen, P., Vinals, S., Virtanen, V., Warr, N., Wrzosek-Lipska, K. & Zielińska, M., 31 Jan 2020, In : Physical Review Letters. 124, 4, 6 p., 042503.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
radium isotopes
radioactive isotopes

Direct observation of proton emission in 11Be

Ayyad, Y., Olaizola, B., Mittig, W., Potel, G., Zelevinsky, V., Horoi, M., Beceiro-Novo, S., Alcorta, M., Andreoiu, C., Ahn, T., Anholm, M., Atar, L., Babu, A., Bazin, D., Bernier, N., Bhattacharjee, S. S., Bowry, M., Caballero-Folch, R., Cortesi, M., Dalitz, C. & 13 others, Dunling, E., Garnsworthy, A. B., Holl, M., Kootte, B., Leach, K. G., Randhawa, J. S., Saito, Y., Santamaria, C., Šiurytė, P., Svensson, C. E., Umashankar, R., Watwood, N. & Yates, D., 22 Aug 2019, In : Physical Review Letters. 123, 8, 5 p., 082501.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
energy distribution

Isospin symmetry in B(E2) values: Coulomb excitation study of 21Mg

Ruotsalainen, P., Henderson, J., Hackman, G., Sargsyan, G. H., Launey, K. D., Saxena, A., Srivastava, P. C., Stroberg, S. R., Grahn, T., Pakarinen, J., Ball, G. C., Julin, R., Greenlees, P. T., Smallcombe, J., Andreoiu, C., Bernier, N., Bowry, M., Buckner, M., Caballero-Folch, R., Chester, A. & 20 others, Cruz, S., Evitts, L. J., Frederick, R., Garnsworthy, A. B., Holl, M., Kurkjian, A., Kisliuk, D., Leach, K. G., McGee, E., Measures, J., Mücher, D., Park, J., Sarazin, F., Smith, J. K., Southall, D., Starosta, K., Svensson, C. E., Whitmore, K., Williams, M. & Wu, C. Y., 6 May 2019, In : Physical Review C. 99, 5, 051301.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
nuclear structure
half life

New spectroscopic information on 211,213Tl: a changing structure beyond the N = 126 shell closure

Gottardo, A., Valiente-Dobón, J. J., Benzoni, G., Morales, A. I., Gadea, A., Lunardi, S., Boutachkov, P., Bruce, A. M., Górska, M., Grebosz, J., Pietri, S., Podolyák, Z., Pfützner, M., Regan, P. H., Rudolph, D., Weick, H., Alcántara Núñez, J., Algora, A., Al-Dahan, N., De Angelis, G. & 61 others, Ayyad, Y., Alkhomashi, N., Allegro, P. R. P., Bazzacco, D., Benlliure, J., Bowry, M., Bracco, A., Bunce, M., Camera, F., Casarejos, E., Cortes, M. L., Crespi, F. C. L., Corsi, A., Denis Bacelar, A. M., Deo, A. Y., Domingo-Pardo, C., Doncel, M., Dombradi, Z., Engert, T., Eppinger, K., Farrelly, G. F., Farinon, F., Geissel, H., Gerl, J., Goel, N., Gregor, E., Habermann, T., Hoischen, R., Janik, R., Klupp, S., Kojouharov, I., Kurz, N., Lenzi, S. M., Leoni, S., Mandal, S., Menegazzo, R., Mengoni, D., Million, B., Napoli, D. R., Naqvi, F., Nociforo, C., Prochazka, A., Prokopowicz, W., Recchia, F., Ribas, R. V., Reed, M. W., Sahin, E., Schaffner, H., Sharma, A., Sitar, B., Siwal, D., Steiger, K., Strmen, P., Swan, T. P. D., Szarka, I., Ur, C. A., Walker, P. M., Wieland, O., Wollersheim, H. J., Nowacki, F. & Maglione, E., 23 May 2019, In : Physical Review C. 99, 5, 7 p., 054326.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Shape coexistence in the neutron-deficient lead region: a systematic study of lifetimes in the even-even 188-200Hg with the GRIFFIN spectrometer at TRIUMF

Olaizola, B., Garnsworthy, A. B., Ali, F. A., Andreoiu, C., Ball, G. C., Bernier, N., Bidaman, H., Bildstein, V., Bowry, M., Caballero-Folch, R., Dillmann, I., Hackman, G., Garrett, P. E., Jigmeddorj, B., Kilic, A. I., Maclean, A. D., Patel, H. P., Saito, Y., Smallcombe, J., Svensson, C. E. & 3 others, Turko, J., Whitmore, K. & Zidar, T., 2 Aug 2019, In : Physical Review C. 100, 2, 024301.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
life (durability)