National Physical Laboratory

Rebecca Nutbrown

Current interests

Rebecca Nutbrown

Rebecca Nutbrown is the Group Leader for the Radiation Dosimetry Group at NPL.


Rebecca obtained her BSc (Hons) in Physics from Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine in 1994. She went on to pursue a career in Radiation Dosimetry at NPL receiving her MSc (Distinction) in Radiation and Environmental Protection from the University of Surrey (and was awarded the NE Technology prize) in 1999. Rebecca has been running the Radiation Dosimetry group since 2007. Prior to this, since 2004, she was group leader for the X-ray and Chemical Dosimetry Group. She has overseen the installation of the new NPL clinical linac and since led the development of related projects and collaborations.

Selected publications

  • The IPEM code of practice for determination of the reference air kerma rate for HDR Ir-192 brachytherapy sources based on the NPL air kerma standard
    A. M. Bidmead, T. Sander, S. M. Locks, C. D. Lee, E. G. A. Aird, R. F. Nutbrown and A. Flynn
    Phys. Med. Biol. 55 (11) (2010)
  • Revised correction factor for the UK national primary standard for air kerma for Cs-137 and Co-60 gamma-rays
    J. A. D. Pearce, G. A. Bass, S. Duane, R. F. Nutbrown, D. R. Shipley
    Metrologia 46 (5), L26 (2009)
  • Comparison of air kerma standards of LNE-LNHB and NPL for Ir-192 HDR brachytherapy sources: EUROMET project no. 814
    T. Sander, G. Douysset, J. Gouriou, R. F. Nutbrown
    Phys. Med. Biol., 53 (6) (2008)
  • Feasibility of graphite and water calorimetry in low-energy clinical proton beams
    H. Palmans, R. A. S. Thomas, S. Duane, A. Kacperek, R. F. Nutbrown, A. R. DuSautoy, F. Verhaegen
    Workshop on Recent Advances in Absorbed Dose Standards (2003)
  • Evaluation of factors to convert absorbed dose calibrations from graphite to water for the NPL high-energy photon calibration service
    R. F. Nutbrown, S. Duane, D. R. Shipley and R. A. S. Thomas
    Phys. Med. Biol.
    47 (3) (2002)
  • Comparison of conversion factors for x-ray beams from Philips SL15 and the NPL linear accelerator
    R. F. Nutbrown, M. R. McEwen, R. A. S. Thomas, S. Duane, D. R. Shipley
    Phys. Med. Biol. 46 (2001)

Contact details

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Last Updated: 4 Feb 2014
Created: 14 Mar 2012


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