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Dr Alan Flowers

Principal Lecturer, University Radiation Protection Officer, Accreditations and Quality Lead Tutor, Examinations and Assessment Tutor, Department of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering



2015 - 2016 Acting Deputy Head of School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering (QA & External)

2013 - 2016 : University Radioactive Waste Adviser

2002 - Honorary Doctorate in Radioecology, International Sakharov Environemntal University,Minsk, Belarus

1987 - Present : University Radiological Protection Officer

1986 - Present : Principal Lecturer, Kingston Polytechnic/University

1990 - 1995 Lecturer in Physics, Worcester College, Oxford

1986 - 1990 Lecturer in Physics, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

1985 - 1986 Senior Lecturer, Applied Physics, Kingston Polytechnic 

1985 - 2001 Partner, Oxford Scientific Products

1982 - 1985 Technical Manager, Oakfield Instruments Ltd

1982 - 1986 Lecturer in Physics, Somerville & Worcester Colleges,Oxford

1979 - 1982 Research Associate in Nuclear Physics, Edinburgh University

1976 - 1979 Demonstrator in Physics, Edinburgh University

Areas of specialism

  • Radioecology
  • Nuclear Instrumentation,
  • Higher Education Development in Belarus and Ukraine
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident History and Environmental Impact in Belarus and Ukraine


  • 1974 -BSc(Hons) Physics (1st)
  • 1980 - PhD in Nuclear Physics
  • 1982 - present Chartered Physicist, Member Institute of Physics
  • 2016 - present MIET - Member of Institute of Engineering and Technology

Professional membership

Member of Institute of Physics (C.Phys., M.Inst.P.)

Member of Institute of Engineering and Technology (M.I.E.T.)


My main area of research interest since year 2000 have been:-

Radioecology (Radioactive Chernobyl Fallout in Belarus)

Modification of clay minerals to provide barriers for radioactive strontium and cesium

Environmental levels of actinides in high Radon areas


Number of items: 13.


Gillmore, Gavin K, Crockett, Robin, Denman, Tony, Flowers, Alan and Harris, Richard (2012) Radium dial watches, a potentially hazardous legacy? Environment International, 45, pp. 91-98. ISSN (print) 0160-4120

Salar Amoli, H, Barker, J and Flowers, A (2007) Closed vessels microwave digestion method for uranium analysis of soils using alpha-spectroscopy. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 273(2), pp. 281-284. ISSN (print) 0236-5731

Salar Amoli, H., Barker, J. and Flowers, A. (2006) Electrodeposition and determination of nano-scale uranium and plutonium using alpha-spectroscopy. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 268(3), pp. 497-501. ISSN (print) 0236-5731

Boyd, D.S., Entwhistle, J.A., Flowers, A.G., Armitage, R.P. and Goldsmith, P.C. (2006) Remote sensing the radionuclide contaminated Belarusian landscape: a potential for imaging spectrometry? International Journal of Remote Sensing, 27(10), pp. 1865-1874. ISSN (print) 0143-1161

Entwistle, JA, Flowers, AG, Greenwood, JC, Mellor, A and Nageldinger, G (2005) Determination of selected actinides (U, Pu and Am) in Belarus soils using high resolution inductively coupled plasma mass and gamma spectrometry. Geochemistry -Exploration Environment Analysis, 5(1), pp. 11-19. ISSN (print) 1467-7873

Entwistle, J.A., Flowers, A.G., Nageldinger, G. and Greenwood, J.C. (2003) Identification and characterization of radioactive 'hot' particles in Chernobyl fallout-contaminated soils: the application of two novel approaches. Mineralogical Magazine, 67(2), pp. 183-204. ISSN (print) 0026-461X

Nageldinger, G, Flowers, A, Schwert, C and Kelz, R (1998) Autoradiographic film evaluated with desktop scanner. Nuclear Instruments & Methods In Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectometers Detectors And Associated Equipment, 416(2-3), pp. 516-524. ISSN (print) 0168-9002

Nageldinger, Guido, Flowers, Alan, Henry, Brian and Postauk, Julie (1998) Hot particle detection using uncertainties in activity measurements of soil. Health Physics, 74(4), pp. 472-477. ISSN (print) 0017-9078

Varley, NR and Flowers, AG (1998) Indoor radon prediction from soil gas measurements. Health Physics, 74(6), pp. 714-718. ISSN (print) 0017-9078

Varley, NR and Flowers, AG (1998) The influence of geology on radon levels in SW England. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 77(3), pp. 171-176. ISSN (print) 0144-8420

Nageldinger, Guido, Flowers, Alan and Entwistle, Jane (1998) A new mechanism for hot particle development in soil following ionic contamination with radiocesium. Health Physics, 75(6), pp. 646-647. ISSN (print) 0017-9078

VARLEY, N.R. and FLOWERS, A.G. (1993) Radon in soil gas and its relationship with some major faults of SW England. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 15(2-3), pp. 145-151. ISSN (print) 0269-4042

Conference or Workshop Item

Varley, N.R. and Flowers, A.G (1994) Relationship betwen indoor and soil-gas radon in SW England. In: 17th IRPA Regional Congress; 06 June -10 June 1994, Portsmouth, England.. ISBN 1870965329

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