Dr Dean Harris, PhD

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Department of Medical and Sport Sciences
  • Health and Wellbeing
Dr Dean Harris, PhD

Biography

I am a state registered Clinical Scientist specialising in Medical Physics with experience working in the NHS. I was previously involved with large-scale multi-million pound space projects.

This involved performing research at the highest levels and published in high-impact journals (including Nature). I developed of X-ray instrumentation for wide variety of applications (planetary science, medical physics, industrial). I adapted technologies originally designed from other sectors (eg, space) for use in medical sciences. I have also ran experimental campaigns at national facilities including the Diamond Synchrotron in Harwell.

Qualifications and memberships

  • MSci (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics, University of Birmingham
  • PhD, University of Leicester
  • MSc, Clinical Science(Medical Physics), University of Liverpool

Academic and research interests

  • Investigation of metal artefact reduction software on CT scanners.
  • Medical imaging in radiotherapy, nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology.
  • Adapting space instrumentation for medical applications.
  • Planetary Science

Publications

D. L. Talboys, N. P. Bannister, G. W. Fraser, R. Ambrosi, M. R. Sims, N. Nelms, D. Pullan, J. Holt, ‘Instrumentation for Geological Field Work on the Moon’, Earth, Moon and Planets, (2005), Vol. 94, pp. 267-277.

R. M. Ambrosi, D.L. Talboys, M. R. Sims, N. P. Bannister, I. B. Hutchinson, M. Makarewicz, T. Stevenson, J. I. W. Watterson, R. C. Lanza, L. Richter, A. Mills, G. W. Fraser, ‘Neutron Activation Analysis, Gamma Ray Spectrometry and Radiation Environment Monitoring Instrument Concept: GEORAD’, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A, (2005), Vol. 539, pp. 198-216.

D. Talboys, N. Nelms, R. Ambrosi, G. W. Fraser, A. Ball, M. Bentley, ‘X-ray and Gamma-ray Spectroscopy for the Elemental Composition and Density of the Venusian Surface’, Proceedings of the Venus Entry Probe Workshop, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, 19- 20 January 2006, Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, ISSN 1768-0042.

N. Nelms, A. Holland, D. Talboys, I. Hutchinson, D. Simpson, G. Cressey, P. Bland, ‘Technologoy Developments Towards a Combined XRD/XRF Instrument for Planetary Surface Analysis’, Proceedings of the 4th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Pasadena, California, USA, 27-30 June 2006.

R. Ambrosi, A. J. Ball, N. Nelms, D. Talboys, M. S. Bentley, A. Hagermann, T. Spohn, R. Nadalini, S. Calcutt, L. Richter, M Skidmore, J. C. Zarnecki, G. W. Fraser, ‘X-ray and Gamma Ray Spectrometers for the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Instrument HP3 on the Exomars Geophysical and Environmental Package’, Proceedings of the 4th International Planetary Probe Workshop, Pasadena, California, USA, 27-30 June 2006.

E. J. Bunce, C. S. Arridge, J. T. Clarke, A. J. Coates, S. W. H. Cowley, M. K. Dougherty, J.-C. Gérard, D. Grodent, K. C. Hansen, J. D. Nichols, D. J. Southwood, D. L. Talboys, ‘Origin of Saturn's aurora: Simultaneous observations by Cassini and the Hubble Space Telescope’, J. Geophys. Res., (2008), Vol. 113, A09209, doi:10.1029/2008JA013257.

S. W. H. Cowley, C. S. Arridge, E. J. Bunce, J. T. Clarke, A. J. Coates, M. Dougherty, J.-C. Gerard, D. Grodent, J. D. Nichols, D. L. Talboys, ‘Auroral current systems in Saturn’s magnetosphere: comparison of theoretical models with Cassini  and  HST observations’, Ann. Geophys., (2008), Vol. 26, pp. 2613-2630.

A. Smith, I. A. Crawford, R. A. Gowen, A. J. Ball, S. J. Barber, P. Church, A. J. Coates, Y. Gao, A. D. Griffiths, A. Hagermann,·K. H. Joy, A. Phipps, W. T. Pike, R.  Scott,  S. Sheridan, M. Sweeting,·D. Talboys, V. Tong, N. Wells, J. Biele, J. Chela-Flores, B. Dabrowski,·J. Flannagan, M. Grande, J. Grygorczuk, G. Kargl, O. B. Khavroshkin,·G. Klingelhoefer, M. Knapmeyer, W. Marczewski, S. McKenna-Lawlor,·L. Richter, D. A. Rothery, K. Seweryn, S. Ulamec, R. Wawrzaszek,·M. Wieczorek, I. P. Wright, M. Sims ‘LunarEX – A proposal to cosmic vision’, (2008), Experimental Astronomy, Vol. 23, pp. 711-740, DOI 10.1007/s10686-008-9109-6.

Smith, A., I. A. Crawford, A. J. Ball, S. J. Barber, P. Church, Y. Gao, R. A. Gowen, A. Griffiths, A. Hagermann, W. T. Pike, A. Phipps, S. Sheridan, M. R. Sims, D. L. Talboys, N. Wells, ‘MoonLITE - Technological Feasibility of the Penetrator Concept’,  (2008), LPSC XXXIX, # 1238.

T. Stallard, S. Miller, M. Lystrup, N. Achilleos, E. J. Bunce, C. S. Arridge, M. K. Dougherty, S. W. H. C. Cowley, S. V. Badman, D. L. Talboys, R. H. Brown, K. H. Baines, B. J. Buratti, R. N. Clark, C. Sotin, C., P. D. Nicholson, P. Drossart, ‘Complex structure within    Saturn's    infrared    aurora’,    (2008),    Nature,    Vol.    456,    pp.    214-217 doi:10.1038/nature07440.

D. L. Talboys, P. J. Potts, G. W. Fraser, G. Butcher, D. Wegrzynek, ‘The Comparative Analytical Performance of the Beagle2 X-ray Spectrometer for In Situ Geochemical Analysis on Mars’, (2009), X-ray Spectrometry, Vol. 38, pp. 417-428, doi:10.1002/xrs.1198.

D. L. Talboys, S. Barber, J. C. Bridges, S. P. Kelley, D. Pullan, A. B. Verchovsky, G. Butcher, I. A. Crawford, A. Fazel, G. W. Fraser, K. Joy, C. T. Pillinger, M. R. Sims, I. P. Wright, ‘In Situ Radiometric Dating on Mars: Investigation of the Feasibility of K-Ar Dating using Flight-Type Mass and X-ray spectrometers’, Planetary and Space Science, (2009), Vol. 57(11), pp. 1237-1245.

D. L. Talboys, C. S. Arridge, E. J. Bunce, A. J. Coates, S. W. H. Cowley, M. K. Dougherty, ‘Characterization of auroral current systems in Saturn’s magnetosphere: High- latitude Cassini observations’, (2009), J. Geophys. Res., 114 (6), A06220, doi:10.1029/2008JA013846.

G.W. Fraser, J.D. Carpenter, D.A. Rothery, J.F. Pearson, A. Martindale, J. Huovelin, J. Treis, M. Anand, M. Anttila, M. Ashcroft, J. Benkoff, P. Bland, A. Bowyer, A. Bradley, J. Bridges, C. Brown, C. Bulloch, E.J. Bunce, U. Christensen, M. Evans, R. Fairbend, M. Feasey, F. Giannini, S. Hermann, M. Hesse, M. Hilchenbach, T. Jorden, K. Joy, M. Kaipiainen, I. Kitchingman, P. Lechner, G. Lutz, A. Malkki, K. Muinonen, J. Näränen, P. Portin, M. Prydderch, J. San Juan, E. Sclater, E. Schyns, T.J. Stevenson, L. Strüder, M. Syrjasuo, D. Talboys, P. Thomas, C. Whitford, S. Whitehead, ‘The Mercury Imaging X- ray Spectrometer’s (MIXS’s) contribution to our understanding of Mercury’, (2009), Planetary and Space Science, Vol. 58, pp. 79-95, doi:10.1016/j.pss.2009.05.004.

D. L. Talboys, C. S. Arridge, E. J. Bunce, A. J. Coates, S. W. H. Cowley, M. K. Dougherty,

  1. K. Khurana, ‘Signatures of field-aligned currents in Saturn’s nightside magnetosphere’, (2009), Vol. 36, L19107, doi:10.1029/2009GL039867.

J. D. Nichols, S. V. Badman, E. J. Bunce, J. T. Clarke, S. W. H. Cowley, F. J. Crary, M. K. Dougherty, J.-C. Gérard, D. Grodent, K. C. Hansen, W. S. Kurth, D. G. Mitchell, W. R. Pryor, T. S. Stallard, D. L. Talboys, S. Wannawichian, ‘Saturn’s equinoctial auroras’, (2009), Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 36, L24102, doi:10.1029/2009GL041491.

E. J. Bunce, S. W. H. Cowley, D. L. Talboys, M. K. Dougherty, L. Lamy, W. S. Kurth, P. Schippers, B. Cecconi, P. Zarka, C. S. Arridge, A. J. Coates, ‘Extraordinary field-aligned current signatures in Saturn’s high-latitude magnetosphere: Analysis of Cassini data during Revolution 89’, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 115, A10238, doi:10.1029/2010JA015612.

AAgren, K., Andrews, D.J., Buchert, S.C., Coates, A.J., Cowley, S.W.H., Dougherty, M.K., Edberg, N.J., Garnier, P., Lewis, G.R., Modolo, R., others, 2011. Detection of currents and associated electric fields in Titan’s ionosphere from Cassini data. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 116.

Gowen, R.A., Smith, A., Fortes, A.D., Barber, S., Brown, P., Church, P., Collinson, G., Coates, A.J., Collins, G., Crawford, I.A., others, 2011. Penetrators for in situ subsurface investigations of Europa. Advances in Space Research 48, 725–742.

Hansford, G., Hill, K.S., Talboys, D., Vernon, D., Ambrosi, R., Bridges, J., Hutchinson, I., Marinangeli, L., 2011. X-Ray Diffraction and Fluorescence Measurements for In Situ Planetary Instruments. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1, 1717.

Hill, K.S., Hansford, G.M., Vernon, D., Talboys, D.L., Ambrosi, R.M., Bridges, J.C., Hutchinson, I.B., 2011a. The Mars-XRD Instrument for ExoMars: Combined X-Ray Diffraction and Fluorescence Measurements, in: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. p. 2107.

Hill, K.S., Hansford, G.M., Vernon, D., Talboys, D.L., Ambrosi, R.M., Bridges, J.C., Hutchinson, I.B., 2011b. The Mars-XRD Instrument for ExoMars: Combined X-Ray Diffraction and Fluorescence Measurements, in: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. p. 2107.

Kurth, W.S., Gurnett, D.A., Menietti, J.D., Mutel, R.L., Kivelson, M.G., Bunce, E.J., Cowley, S.W.H., Talboys, D.L., Dougherty, M.K., Arridge, C., others, 2011. A close encounter with a Saturn kilometric radiation source region. Planetary Radio Emissions VII 75–85.

Smith, A., Crawford, I.A., Gowen, R.A., Ambrosi, R., Anand, M., Banerdt, B., Bannister, N., Bowles, N., Braithwaite, C., Brown, P., others, 2012. Lunar Net—a proposal in response to an ESA M3 call in 2010 for a medium sized mission. Experimental Astronomy 33, 587–644.

Talboys, D.L., Bunce, E.J., Cowley, S.W.H., Arridge, C.S., Coates, A.J., Dougherty, M.K., 2011. Statistical characteristics of field-aligned currents in Saturn’s nightside magnetosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 116.

Wilson, C.F., Chassefière, E., Hinglais, E., Baines, K.H., Balint, T.S., Berthelier, J.-J., Blamont, J., Durry, G., Ferencz, C.S., Grimm, R.E., others, 2012. The 2010 European Venus explorer (EVE) mission proposal. Experimental Astronomy 33, 305–335.

Bannister, N.P., Fraser, G.W., Lindsay, S.T., Martindale, A., Talboys, D.L., 2012. Astrophysical objects observed by the MESSENGER X-ray spectrometer during Mercury flybys. Planetary and Space Science 69, 28–39.