Director, Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA), Radioactive Waste Adviser (RWA) & Monte Carlo N-Particle eXtended (MCNPX) Specialist
Jill was Aurora’s first employee and became a Director early in 2015. She is a well-respected RPA across the medical sector, contributing to the second edition of the reference book ‘Practical Radiation Protection in Healthcare’, and is a RPA2000 assessor.
Jill is one of Aurora’s specialists in Monte Carlo N-Particle eXtended (MCNPX) modelling, which is used for radiation shielding design, particularly for Proton Beam Therapy and other high energy external beam therapy facilities.
Jill’s interest in Radiation Protection started during her years as a BNFL sponsored student. After graduating from Imperial College London with a BSc (Hons) in Physics in 1992, she completed the MoD Graduate Trainee Health Physicist scheme at Devonport Royal Dockyard. This role included training, accident response, preparing site licence documentation and undertaking ALARP reviews. She also set up a reassurance whole body monitoring service and was responsible for the day to day management of the Dosimetry Office. In 1998 Jill changed her career direction and accepted a position as a Medical Physicist with the Regional Medical Physics Department based at Newcastle General Hospital. During her time in this post, Jill specified, wrote, and acted as system administrator for, a new database to support the RMPD Approved Dosimetry Service. She also undertook acceptance and quality assurance testing of a range of diagnostic imaging equipment, and acted as Radiation Protection Adviser and Medical Physics Expert to a number of hospitals and dental practices.
- Fellow of the Society for Radiological Protection
- Certificate of Competence, Radiation Protection Adviser
- Certificate of Competence, Radioactive Waste Adviser
- State Registered Clinical Scientist in the fields of Radiation Protection & Radiation Physics
- Chartered Radiation Protection Professional
Jill is married to Christopher and has two children who take up most of her spare time. She enjoys playing the piano and keeping fit.