Law change after Acton student’s radiation research

Anthony Higgins (right) receiving his Young Professional of the Year Award from the Society for Radiological Protection president Peter Cole. ANL-150617-134421001
Anthony Higgins (right) receiving his Young Professional of the Year Award from the Society for Radiological Protection president Peter Cole. ANL-150617-134421001

A medical physicist from Acton has won the Young Professional of the Year award at the Society for Radiological Protection annual conference.

Anthony Higgins was given the honour for his presentation Measurement of Occupational Doses of Ionising Radiation to the Lens of the Eye.

His research has had an immediate impact nation-wide, seeing changes in the law being implemented for new limits on doses of radiation to the eye.

The 27-year-old said: “It’s brilliant to be recognised. The first thing I did was to put in on my CV.”

Mr Higgins, who now lives in Leeds, will be completing his second masters degree in September as part of his trainee medical physicist role at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, where he will continue when qualified.