Dr Joel Garner

Radiation Protection Technician

Joel is our newest member of staff and is currently working towards certification as a Radiation Protection Adviser and developing his site management skills.


Joel studied undergraduate level chemistry at the University of Manchester, during which time he developed an interest in the nuclear industry and radioactive waste storage and treatment. In 2013 Joel began an Aurora sponsored Ph.D. in radiochemistry at Loughborough University. During this time, Joel conducted analysis of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) produced by the UK’s onshore oil and gas industry and published his work in the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity.


  • Ph.D. in radiochemistry from Loughborough University
  • MChem (First Class) from the University of Manchester
  • BP Integrated Masters Scholarship Award 2012


Joel is engaged to Louise. In his spare time he enjoys running, bouldering, gaming and listening to drum and bass music.