Consultant Staff and Management

Dr Daniel Galson

Managing Director

Dan established GSL in 1992, and has been responsible for the overall financial, technical and administrative management of an international radioactive waste and environmental research and consultancy company now employing some 25 persons.

    Allen Galson


    Allen (BME, DIC, PE) is an engineer with over 40 years experience in nuclear engineering, and environmental, and industrial hygiene consulting. He is a Director of GSL.

      Dr Timothy Hicks

      Principal Consultant

      Tim has degrees in applied mathematics from Aston University in Birmingham (BSc) and Bristol University (PhD). Since joining Galson Sciences in 1994, he has worked on a range of projects in radioactive waste management covering storage and disposal issues.

        Dr Stephen Wickham

        Principal Consultant

        Steve has degrees in Earth Sciences from Oxford University (BA Hons) and Cambridge University (PhD), and has over 20 years research experience in the earth and environmental sciences.

          Dr Mark Crawford

          Principal Consultant

          Mark is a geochemist with degrees from Oxford (BA) and Leicester (PhD), and over 20 years research and consultancy experience in environmental risk assessment and radioactive waste disposal. He led GSL's involvement in the development and authorisation of the new LLW disposal facilities at Dounreay, and has been heavily involved in the permit applications for radioactive waste disposal at the LLWR in the UK and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in the US.

            Dr Roger Wilmot

            Principal Consultant

            Roger has degrees in Earth Sciences from Cambridge University (BA) and Imperial College, London (PhD). He has over 20 years experience in providing a broad range of research, consultancy and management services to a range of clients, starting with site characterisation work for the four proposed UK shallow sites in the 1980s.

              Dr Matthew White

              Principal Consultant

              Matt has degrees in Geology from Durham University (BSc) and from Royal Holloway University of London (PhD), and is a Chartered Geologist. He has over 20 years experience in providing consultancy support to radioactive waste disposal projects, including repository design, requirements management, monitoring, safety assessment, site characterisation, underground research laboratory experiments and waste packaging.

                Phil Richardson

                Senior Consultant

                Phil has a degree in Geology from the University of Hull (BSc), and is a European Geologist and a Chartered Fellow of the Geological Society. Phil has over 25 years’ experience of reviewing geological and social aspects of radioactive waste management and disposal worldwide. He was a member of the DECC Community Representation Working Group and is a registered expert with the IAEA.

                  Dr Tamara Baldwin

                  Senior Consultant

                  Tamara is a physicist with degrees in physics (MPhys Hons) and experimental nuclear structure physics (PhD) from the University of Surrey, is a Member of the Institute of Physics and a Chartered Physicist, and is a deputy member of the UK Working Party on Criticality. She has over 15 years' experience in undertaking and managing projects relating to nuclear research and radioactive waste management, supporting safe storage and disposal programmes. This includes a wide range of projects on the safe management of radioactive waste and spent fuel, covering packaging, transport, storage, and near-surface and geological disposal, and extensive experience in the areas of criticality safety, disposal facility design, performance assessment and radioactive waste regulation.

                    Dr Slimane Doudou

                    Senior Consultant

                    Slimane has a BSc degree in Chemistry with Physics and a PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of Manchester. He has three years post-doctoral research experience in computational modelling and investigating radionuclide interactions in the environment.

                      Dr Jo Farrow


                      Jo has degrees in Earth Sciences from the University of Oxford (MEarthSc) and the University of Cambridge (PhD), and is a Fellow of the Geological Society. She has over five years' experience of radioactive waste management consultancy in the UK and internationally.

                        Dr Liz Harvey

                        Senior Consultant

                        Liz has a first class honours MSci in Chemistry from Bristol University, and a PhD in Mineral Physics from Cambridge University. She has over 15 years' experience in radioactive waste management, with particular focus on wasteforms for actinides and HLW. She is a Chartered Chemist and a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

                          Dr Jenny Kent

                          Senior Consultant

                          Jenny is a radiochemist with a geological background, with degrees in geology from Imperial College, London (BSc Hons.) and environmental radiochemistry from the University of Southampton (PhD). She is a Chartered Chemist and has over 15 years’ experience in radioactive waste management and environmental monitoring.

                            Emily Phipps


                            Emily has a first class honours MMath in Mathematics from the University of Leicester and a post-graduate certificate in Fire and Explosion Engineering from the University of Leeds. Emily has several years’ experience in risk assessment of operational plant.

                              Dr Christopher Herbert


                              Chris has degrees in Environmental Earth Sciences (MSci) and Sedimentology (PhD) from the University of East Anglia and is also a Fellow of the Geological Society of London. Chris has over four years' experience in the development of sedimentological and site conceptual models.

                                Dr Robin Strange

                                Senior Consultant

                                Robin has degrees in Theoretical Physics (MSci) and Quantum Chemistry (PhD) from the University of Birmingham. He has over 15 years’ experience in the nuclear industry including over 10 years’ experience in decommissioning and radioactive waste management.

                                  Rebecca Houghton


                                  Becky has an MPhys Physics with Mathematics 1st Class Hons from The University of Sheffield and an MoP Foundation Certificate in Portfolio Management. She is a Member of the Institute of Physics and a Chartered Physicist, with over five years' experience working in the nuclear industry and a background in nuclear site operations.

                                    Dr Adam Fuller


                                    Adam has a first class BSc Hons in Environmental Science from the University of Reading and a PhD in Geochemistry from the University of Leeds. He also has over three years post-doctoral experience studying the behaviour of radionuclides in the surface environment.

                                      Dr Mustafa Sajih


                                      Mustafa has eight years’ research experience in environmental behaviour of radionuclides, gained through his PhD and postdoctoral work at the Centre for Radiochemistry Research, University of Manchester. He also has four years’ industry experience performing UKAS-accredited radiochemical testing and HSE-approved bioassay.

                                        Michael Pleass


                                        Mike is a degree level metallurgist with 25 years’ experience of nuclear waste and environmental management at a range of UK nuclear facilities.