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Dr Gallagher is a graduate of Queen's University, Belfast where he obtained a BSc in Pure and Applied Physics in 1984. He then did his doctorate at the University of Leeds in the area of Polymer Physics. His thesis was titled "Mechanical Properties and Morphology of Oriented Polymer Blends". On completing his thesis, Gabriel worked for two years as a Chemical Physicist at BP Research Research Centre in Sunbury-on-Thames. In 1990, he returned to Ireland to take up a position as a Lecturer in Physics at Cork RTC before moving to Waterford RTC (now SETU, Waterford) in 1991. Since arriving in SETU he has taught on a wide range of courses and has been course leader on both the HC Glass Technology and the HC in Multimedia.

He is currently a member of the Environmental Radiation Research Group at SETU with a particular interest in minimum detectable activity (MDA).

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelors Degree, Computing, The Open University

Oct 2000Sep 2006

Award Date: 28 Oct 2006

PhD, Mechanical Properties and Morphology of Oriented Polymer Blends, University of Leeds

Sep 1984Jul 1988

Award Date: 18 Aug 1988

Bachelors Degree, Pure and Applied Physics, Queen's University Belfast

Sep 1981May 1984

Award Date: 14 Jul 1984


  • QC Physics
  • Gamma ray spectrometry

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