Gavin Gillmore

Personal statement

Gavin's primary role is Subject Leader for Geography. He teaches on a variety of Geography and Environment related topics in modules such as Geomorphology and Hazards, and Environment, People and Place.

Gavin's primary focus is on human-environment interactions. Examples include measurement and monitoring of radon (a ground gas that causes lung cancer); 3D visualisation of alpha tracks in solid state nuclear track detectors; mining pollution; air pollution; sedimentary analysis and microfossils in palaeoenvironmental analysis; geoarchaeology; 3D imaging and analysis of PM10s and PM2.5s including volcanic ash; shale gas exploitation; and the Energy Trilemma.

Gavin started his career as a researcher at the University of Bedfordshire followed by the Natural History Museum. This was followed by a time in the hydrocarbon industry. He returned to academia in 1993, as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Northampton. This was followed by posts at the University of Bradford (Senior Lecturer, Head of Department, Geography and Environmental Science). In 2006 he started as Professor of Environmental Geoscience and Head of School, Geography, Geology and the Environment at Kingston University. This was followed by being Head of Kingston Energy and School Postgraduate Director of Research, Engineering and Environment.

Academic qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Applied Geology and Geography (Plymouth)
  • PhD Stratigraphy and Palaeoenvironments of the Tertiary, North Sea (UCL)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (Northampton)

Professional qualifications

  • Chartered Geologist (Geological Society, London)

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Geological Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Associate Member, Energy Institute

Other external roles

  • Director and Chairman, The Radon Council

Areas of expertise

  • Geography
  • Geomorphology
  • Hazards
  • Environmental Science/Air Pollution
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Geoforensics
  • Geology

Contact me about

  • Matters concerning Geography course management
  • Subject support in Physical Geography and Hazards

Research and academic outputs

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Radon, health and natural hazards
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Gillmore, G, Perrier, F.E. and Crockett, R.G.M, eds. (2018) Radon, health and natural hazards. Geological Society, London, pp. 49-62. ISBN 9781786203083


Radon as an anthropogenic indoor air pollutant as exemplified by radium-dial watches and other uranium- and radium-containing artefacts
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Crockett, R.G.M and Gillmore, G (2018) 'Radon as an anthropogenic indoor air pollutant as exemplified by radium-dial watches and other uranium- and radium-containing artefacts.' In: Gillmore, G, Perrier, F.E. and Crockett, R.G.M, eds. Radon, health and natural hazards. Geological Society, London, pp. 49-62. ISBN 9781786203083


Radon, health and natural hazards: a signpost for assessment and protection in the 21st century
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Gillmore, G, Perrier, F.E and Crockett, R.G.M (2018) 'Radon, health and natural hazards: a signpost for assessment and protection in the 21st century.' In: Gillmore, G, Perrier, F.E. and Crockett, R.G.M, eds. Radon, health and natural hazards. Geological Society, London, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781786203083


Radon as a carcinogenic built-environmental pollutant
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Gillmore, G, Crockett, R.G.M and Phillips, P.S (2018) 'Radon as a carcinogenic built-environmental pollutant.' In: Gillmore, G, Perrier, F.E. and Crockett, R.G.M, eds. Radon, health and natural hazards. Geological Society, London, pp. 7-34. ISBN 9781786203083


The atmospheric environment of the West Mouth and its human, geomorphic and archaeological implications
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Pyatt, B, Gillmore, G, Grattan, J, Ivers, M, Gilbertson, D and Phillips, P (2016) 'The atmospheric environment of the West Mouth and its human, geomorphic and archaeological implications.' In: Barker, G and Farr, L, eds. Archaeological investigations in the Niah Caves, Sarawak. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge, pp. 201-210. ISBN 9781902937601


Societal change and sustainability within the Central Plateau of Iran: an archaeological viewpoint
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Manuel, M, Coningham, R, Gillmore, G and Fazeli, H (2014) 'Societal change and sustainability within the Central Plateau of Iran: an archaeological viewpoint.' In: Sillitoe, P, ed. Sustainable development: an appraisal from the Gulf Region. Berghahn, Oxford, pp. 38-61. ISBN 9781782383710


Geoarchaeology and the value of multidisciplinary palaeoenvironmental approaches: a case study from the Tehran Plain, Iran
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Gillmore, G, Stevens, T, Buylaert, J.P, Coningham, R.A.E, Batt, C, Fazeli, H, Young, R and Maghsoudi, M (2011) 'Geoarchaeology and the value of multidisciplinary palaeoenvironmental approaches: a case study from the Tehran Plain, Iran.' In: Wilson, L, ed. Human interactions with the geosphere: the geoarchaeological perspective. Geological Society, London, pp. 49-67. ISBN 9781862393257


Early Neolithic sands at West Voe, Shetland Islands: implications for human settlement
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Gillmore, G and Melton, N (2011) 'Early Neolithic sands at West Voe, Shetland Islands: implications for human settlement.' In: Wilson, L, ed. Human interactions with the geosphere: the geoarchaeological perspective. Geological Society, London, pp. 69-83. ISBN 9781862393257


The past and present landscapes of the Wadi Faynan: geoarchaeological approaches and frameworks
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El-Rishi, H, Hunt, C, Gilbertson, D, Grattan, J, McLaren, S, Pyatt, B, Duller, G, Gillmore, G and Phillips, P (2007) 'The past and present landscapes of the Wadi Faynan: geoarchaeological approaches and frameworks.' In: Barker, G, Gilbertson, D.D and Mattingly, D, eds. Archaeology and desertification: the Wadi Faynan Landscape Survey, southern Jordan. Levant Supplementary Series, Vol 6 . Council for British Research in the Levant, London, pp. 59-96. ISBN 9781842172865


Holocene alluvial sediments of the Tehran Plain: sedimentation and archaeological site visibility
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Gillmore, G, Coningham, R.A.E, Young, R, Fazeli, H, Rushworth, G, Donahue, R and Batt, C.M (2007) 'Holocene alluvial sediments of the Tehran Plain: sedimentation and archaeological site visibility.' In: Wilson, L, Dickinson, P and Jeandron, J, eds. Reconstructing Human-Landscape Interactions. Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 37-67. ISBN 9781847181886


Radon, water and abandoned metalliferous mines in the UK: environmental and human health implications
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Gillmore, G, Grattan, J, Pyatt, B, Phillips, P.S and Pearce, G (2002) 'Radon, water and abandoned metalliferous mines in the UK: environmental and human health implications.' In: Merkel, B.J, Planer-Friedrich, B and Wolkersdorfer, C, eds. Uranium in the aquatic environment: proceedings of the international conference 'Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology III and the International Mine Water Association Symposium' Freiberg, Germany, 15-21 September 2002. Springer, Berlin, pp. 65-76. ISBN 9783642628771


Confocal microscopy 3D imaging of diesel particulate matter
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Miyashita, L, Foley, G, Gill, I, Gillmore, G, Grigg, J and Wertheim, D (2021) 'Confocal microscopy 3D imaging of diesel particulate matter.' Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 28 (23). pp. 30384-30389. ISSN 0944-1344


Raman spectroscopy as a tool to determine the thermal maturity of organic matter: application to sedimentary, metamorphic and structural geology
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Henry, D.G, Jarvis, I, Gillmore, G and Stephenson, M (2019) 'Raman spectroscopy as a tool to determine the thermal maturity of organic matter: application to sedimentary, metamorphic and structural geology.' Earth-Science Reviews, 198. e102936. ISSN 0012-8252


Exploring the relationship between social deprivation and domestic radon levels in the East Midlands, UK
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Denman, A.R, Crockett, R.G.M, Groves-Kirkby, C.J, Phillips, P.S and Gillmore, G (2019) 'Exploring the relationship between social deprivation and domestic radon levels in the East Midlands, UK.' Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 199. pp. 84-98. ISSN 0265-931X


A rapid method for determining organic matter maturity using laser Raman spectroscopy : application to Carboniferous organic-rich mudstones and coals
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Henry, D.G, Jarvis, I, Gillmore, G and Stephenson, M (2019) 'A rapid method for determining organic matter maturity using laser Raman spectroscopy : application to Carboniferous organic-rich mudstones and coals.' International Journal of Coal Geology, 203. pp. 87-98. ISSN 0166-5162


The presence and dosimetry of radon and thoron in a historical, underground metalliferous mine
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Kleinschmidt, R, Watson, D, Janik, M and Gillmore, G (2018) 'The presence and dosimetry of radon and thoron in a historical, underground metalliferous mine.' Journal of Sustainable Mining, 17 (3). pp. 120-130. ISSN 2300-3960


Assessing low-maturity organic matter in shales using Raman spectroscopy: effects of sample preparation and operating procedure
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Henry, D.G, Jarvis, I, Gillmore, G, Stephenson, M and Emmings, J.F (2018) 'Assessing low-maturity organic matter in shales using Raman spectroscopy: effects of sample preparation and operating procedure.' International Journal of Coal Geology, 191. pp. 135-151. ISSN 0166-5162


Full-scale fatigue testing of a wind turbine blade in flapwise direction and examining the effect of crack propagation on the blade performance
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Al-Khudairi, O, Hadavinia, H, Little, C, Gillmore, G, Greaves, P and Dyer, K (2017) 'Full-scale fatigue testing of a wind turbine blade in flapwise direction and examining the effect of crack propagation on the blade performance.' Materials, 10 (10). e1152. ISSN 1996-1944


High resolution 3D confocal microscope imaging of volcanic ash particles
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Wertheim, D, Gillmore, G, Gill, I and Petford, N (2017) 'High resolution 3D confocal microscope imaging of volcanic ash particles.' Science of the Total Environment, 590-1. pp. 838-842. ISSN 0048-9697


Effects of etching time on alpha tracks in solid state nuclear track detectors
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Gillmore, G, Wertheim, D and Crust, S (2017) 'Effects of etching time on alpha tracks in solid state nuclear track detectors.' Science of the Total Environment, 575. pp. 905-909. ISSN 0048-9697


Application of confocal microscopy for surface and volume imaging of solid state nuclear track detectors
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Wertheim, D and Gillmore, G (2014) 'Application of confocal microscopy for surface and volume imaging of solid state nuclear track detectors.' Journal of Microscopy, 254 (1). pp. 42-46. ISSN 1365-2818


Mining activities and associated environmental impacts in arid climates: a literature review
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Sims, D.B, Hooda, P.S and Gillmore, G (2013) 'Mining activities and associated environmental impacts in arid climates: a literature review.' Environment and Pollution, 2 (4). pp. 22-43. ISSN 1927-0909


Sediment contamination along desert wash systems from historic mining sites in a hyperarid region of Southern Nevada, USA
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Sims, D.B, Hooda, P.S and Gillmore, G (2013) 'Sediment contamination along desert wash systems from historic mining sites in a hyperarid region of Southern Nevada, USA.' Soil and Sediment Contamination, 22 (7). pp. 737-752. ISSN 1532-0383


Radium dial watches, a potentially hazardous legacy?
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Gillmore, G, Crockett, R, Denman, T, Flowers, A and Harris, R (2012) 'Radium dial watches, a potentially hazardous legacy?' Environment International, 45. pp. 91-98. ISSN 0160-4120


From human niche construction to imperial power: long-term trends in ancient Iranian water systems
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Wilkinson, T.J, Boucharlat, R, Ertsen, M.W, Gillmore, G, Kennet, D, Magee, P, Rezakhani, K and De Schacht, T (2012) 'From human niche construction to imperial power: long-term trends in ancient Iranian water systems.' Water History, 4 (2). pp. 155-176. ISSN 1877-7236


Potential effects of environmental change on mining wastes in a hyperarid climate
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Sims, D.B, Hooda, P.S and Gillmore, G (2012) 'Potential effects of environmental change on mining wastes in a hyperarid climate.' Environment and Pollution, 1 (2). pp. 61-69. ISSN 1927-0909


Beeswax preserved in a Late Chalcolithic bevelled-rim bowl from the tehran plain, Iran
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Mayyas, A, Stern, B, Gillmore, G, Coningham, R and Nashli, H.F (2012) 'Beeswax preserved in a Late Chalcolithic bevelled-rim bowl from the tehran plain, Iran.' Iran - Journal Of The British Institute Of Persian Studies, 50 (1). pp. 13-25. ISSN 0578-6967


Radon concentrations in abandoned mines, Cumbria, UK: safety implications for industrial archaeologists
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Gillmore, G, Alizadeh Gharib, H, Denman, A, Phillips, P and Bridge, D (2011) 'Radon concentrations in abandoned mines, Cumbria, UK: safety implications for industrial archaeologists.' Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Science, 11 (5). pp. 1311-1318. ISSN 1561-8633


Preface "IGCP Project 571: Radon, health and natural hazards"
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Gillmore, G, Crockett, R.G.M and Przylibski, T.A (2010) 'Preface "IGCP Project 571: Radon, health and natural hazards".' Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS), 10 (10). pp. 2051-2054. ISSN 1561-8633


Spectral-decomposition techniques for the identification of radon anomalies temporally associated with earthquakes occurring in the UK in 2002 and 2008
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Crockett, R.G.M and Gillmore, G (2010) 'Spectral-decomposition techniques for the identification of radon anomalies temporally associated with earthquakes occurring in the UK in 2002 and 2008.' Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS), 10 (6). pp. 1079-1084. ISSN 1561-8633


3-D imaging of particle tracks in solid state nuclear track detectors
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Wertheim, D, Gillmore, G, Brown, L, Petford, N and Ivison, C (2010) '3-D imaging of particle tracks in solid state nuclear track detectors.' Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS), 10 (5). pp. 1033-1036. ISSN 1561-8633


A reconnaissance study of radon concentrations in Hamadan city, Iran
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Gillmore, G and Jabarivasal, N (2010) 'A reconnaissance study of radon concentrations in Hamadan city, Iran.' Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS), 10 (4). pp. 857-863. ISSN 1561-8633


A new method of imaging particle tracks in solid state nuclear track detectors
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Wertheim, D, Gillmore, G, Brown, L and Petford, N (2010) 'A new method of imaging particle tracks in solid state nuclear track detectors.' Journal of Microscopy, 237 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 1365-2818


Irrigation on the Tehran Plain, Iran: Tepe Pardis - the site of a possible Neolithic irrigation feature?
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Gillmore, G, Coningham, R.A.E, Fazeli, H, Young, R.L, Magshoudi, M, Batt, C.M and Rushworth, G (2009) 'Irrigation on the Tehran Plain, Iran: Tepe Pardis - the site of a possible Neolithic irrigation feature?' Catena, 78 (3). pp. 285-300. ISSN 0341-8162


The study of radon levels and absorbed dose in the staff and visitors of Alisadr Cave
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Jabarrivasal, N and Gillmore, G (2008) 'The study of radon levels and absorbed dose in the staff and visitors of Alisadr Cave.' International Journal of Low Radiation, 5 (2). pp. 91-97. ISSN 1477-6545


Reply to comment by Elizabeth S. Cochran and John E. Vidale on “Tidal synchronicity of the 26 December 2004 Sumatran earthquake and its aftershocks”
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Crockett, R.G.M, Gillmore, G, Phillips, P.S and Gilbertson, D.D (2007) 'Reply to comment by Elizabeth S. Cochran and John E. Vidale on “Tidal synchronicity of the 26 December 2004 Sumatran earthquake and its aftershocks”.' Geophysical Research Letters, 34 (4). L04303. ISSN 0094-8276


Socio-economic transformations in the Tehran Plain: final season of settlement survey and excavations at Tepe Pardis
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Fazeli, H, Coningham, R.A.E, Young, R.L, Gillmore, G, Maghsoudi, M and Raza, H (2007) 'Socio-economic transformations in the Tehran Plain: final season of settlement survey and excavations at Tepe Pardis.' Iran - Journal Of The British Institute Of Persian Studies, 45 (1). pp. 267-286. ISSN 0578-6967


The value of Seasonal Correction Factors in assessing the health risk from domestic radon - a case study in Northamptonshire, UK
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Denman, A.R, Crockett, R.G.M, Groves-Kirkby, C.J, Phillips, P.S, Gillmore, G and Woolridge, A.C (2007) 'The value of Seasonal Correction Factors in assessing the health risk from domestic radon - a case study in Northamptonshire, UK.' Environment International, 33 (1). pp. 34-44. ISSN 0160-4120


Tidal synchronicity of the 26 December 2004 Sumatran earthquake and its aftershocks
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Crockett, R.G.M, Gillmore, G, Phillips, P.S and Gilbertson, D.D (2006) 'Tidal synchronicity of the 26 December 2004 Sumatran earthquake and its aftershocks.' Geophysical Research Letters, 33 (19). ISSN 0094-8276


Identification of tidal and climatic influences within domestic radon time-series from Northamptonshire, UK
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Groves-Kirkby, C.J, Denman, A.R, Crockett, R.G.M, Phillips, P.S and Gillmore, G (2006) 'Identification of tidal and climatic influences within domestic radon time-series from Northamptonshire, UK.' Science of the Total Environment, 367 (1). pp. 191-202. ISSN 0048-9697


A new methodology for cost-effectiveness studies of domestic radon remediation programmes: quality-adjusted life-years gained within Primary Care Trusts in Central England
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Coskeran, T, Denman, A, Phillips, P, Gillmore, G and Tornberg, R (2006) 'A new methodology for cost-effectiveness studies of domestic radon remediation programmes: quality-adjusted life-years gained within Primary Care Trusts in Central England.' Science of the Total Environment, 366 (1). pp. 32-46. ISSN 0048-9697


Radon anomalies preceding earthquakes which occurred in the UK, in summer and autumn 2002
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Crockett, R.G.M, Gillmore, G, Phillips, P.S, Denman, A.R and Groves-Kirkby, C.J (2006) 'Radon anomalies preceding earthquakes which occurred in the UK, in summer and autumn 2002.' Science of the Total Environment, 364 (1-3). pp. 138-148. ISSN 0048-9697


Tidal synchronicity of built-environment radon levels in the UK
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Crockett, R.G.M, Gillmore, G, Phillips, P.S, Denman, A.R and Groves-Kirkby, C.J (2006) 'Tidal synchronicity of built-environment radon levels in the UK.' Geophysical Research Letters, 33 (5). ISSN 0094-8276


Socio-economic transformations: settlement survey in the Tehran Plain and excavations at Tepe Pardis
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Coningham, R.A.E, Fazeli, H, Young, R.L, Gillmore, G, Karimian, H, Maghsoudi, M, Donahue, R.E and Batt, C.M (2006) 'Socio-economic transformations: settlement survey in the Tehran Plain and excavations at Tepe Pardis.' Iran - Journal Of The British Institute Of Persian Studies, 44 (1). pp. 33-62. ISSN 0578-6967


Time-integrating radon gas measurements in domestic premises: comparison of short-, medium- and long-term exposures
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Groves-Kirkby, C.J, Denman, A.R, Crockett, R.G.M, Phillips, P.S, Woolridge, A.C and Gillmore, G (2006) 'Time-integrating radon gas measurements in domestic premises: comparison of short-, medium- and long-term exposures.' Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 86 (1). pp. 92-109. ISSN 0265-931X


The effects of geology and the impact of seasonal correction factors on indoor radon levels: a case study approach
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Gillmore, G, Phillips, P.S and Denman, A.R (2005) 'The effects of geology and the impact of seasonal correction factors on indoor radon levels: a case study approach.' Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 84 (3). pp. 469-479. ISSN 0265-931X


The practical use of electrets in a public health radon remediation campaign
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Denman, A.R, Groves-Kirkby, C.J, Phillips, P.S, Crockett, R.G.M, Woolridge, A and Gillmore, G (2005) 'The practical use of electrets in a public health radon remediation campaign.' Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 84 (3). pp. 375-391. ISSN 0265-931X


The potential risk from 222 radon posed to archaeologists and earth scientists: reconnaissance study of radon concentrations, excavations, and archaeological shelters in the Great Cave of Niah, Sarawak, Malaysia
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Gillmore, G, Gilbertson, D, Grattan, J, Hunt, C, McLaren, S, Pyatt, B, Mani Banda, R, Barker, G, Denman, A, Phillips, P and Reynolds, T (2005) 'The potential risk from 222 radon posed to archaeologists and earth scientists: reconnaissance study of radon concentrations, excavations, and archaeological shelters in the Great Cave of Niah, Sarawak, Malaysia.' Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 60 (2). pp. 213-227. ISSN 0147-6513


Radon and 'King Solomon's miners': Faynan Orefield, Jordanian Desert
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Grattan, J.P, Gillmore, G, Gilbertson, D.D, Pyatt, F.B, Hunt, C.O, McLaren, S.J, Phillips, P.S and Denman, A.R (2004) 'Radon and 'King Solomon's miners': Faynan Orefield, Jordanian Desert.' Science of the Total Environment, 319 (1-3). pp. 99-113. ISSN 0048-9697


Integrated Palaeogene palaeobathymetry of the northern North Sea
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Kjennerud, T and Gillmore, G (2003) 'Integrated Palaeogene palaeobathymetry of the northern North Sea.' Petroleum Geoscience, 9 (2). pp. 125-132. ISSN 1354-0793


A critical comparison of the cost-effectiveness of domestic radon remediation programmes in three counties of England
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Coskeran, T, Denman, A.R, Phillips, P.S and Gillmore, G (2002) 'A critical comparison of the cost-effectiveness of domestic radon remediation programmes in three counties of England.' Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 62 (2). pp. 129-144. ISSN 0265-931X


Radon in the Creswell Crags Permian limestone caves
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Gillmore, G, Phillips, P.S, Denman, A.R and Gilbertson, D.D (2002) 'Radon in the Creswell Crags Permian limestone caves.' Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 62 (2). pp. 165-179. ISSN 0265-931X


Radon concentration variations in a Mendip cave cluster
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Sperrin, M, Gillmore, G and Denman, T (2001) 'Radon concentration variations in a Mendip cave cluster.' Environmental Management and Health, 12 (5). pp. 476-482. ISSN 0956-6163


Radon in a disused mine in Cornwall, UK
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Gillmore, G, Pearce, G and Denman, A.R (2001) 'Radon in a disused mine in Cornwall, UK.' Environmental Management and Health, 12 (5). pp. 500-509. ISSN 0956-6163


Radon levels in abandoned metalliferous mines, Devon, southwest England
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Gillmore, G, Phillips, P, Denman, A, Sperrin, M and Pearce, G (2001) 'Radon levels in abandoned metalliferous mines, Devon, southwest England.' Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 49 (3). pp. 281-292. ISSN 0147-6513


Radon hazards, geology, and exposure of cave users: a case study and some theoretical perspectives
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Gillmore, G, Sperrin, M, Phillips, P and Denman, A (2000) 'Radon hazards, geology, and exposure of cave users: a case study and some theoretical perspectives.' Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 46 (3). pp. 279-288. ISSN 0147-6513


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