Richard M Preece

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Long-term sickness absence and incapacity benefits (disability pension) rates have increased across industrialised countries. Effective measures are needed to support return to work. The recommendations of this guidance were informed by the most appropriate available evidence of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. Public health evidence was provided by(More)
An outbreak of avian influenza (H7N3) among poultry resulted in laboratory-confirmed disease in 1 of 103 exposed persons. Incomplete use of personal protective equipment (PPE) was associated with conjunctivitis and influenza-like symptoms. Rigorous use of PPE by persons managing avian influenza outbreaks may reduce exposure to potentially hazardous infected(More)
We present the first measurements of the muon-induced neutron flux at the Boulby Underground Laboratory. The experiment was carried out with an 0.73 tonne liquid scintillator that also served as an anticoincidence system for the ZEPLIN-II direct dark matter search. The experimental method exploited the delayed coincidences between high-energy muon signals(More)
The NAIAD experiment (NaI Advanced Detector) for WIMP dark matter searches at Boulby mine (UK) is described. The detector consists of an array of encapsulated and unencapsulated NaI(Tl) crystals with high light yield. Six crystals are collecting data at present. Data accumulated by four of them (10.6 kg×year exposure) have been used to set upper limits on(More)
  • M. Bogomilov, R. Tsenov, +128 authors C. Heidt
  • 2017
M. Bogomilov, R. Tsenov, G. Vankova-Kirilova, Y. Song, J. Tang, Z. Li, R. Bertoni, M. Bonesini, F. Chignoli, R. Mazza, V. Palladino, A. de Bari, G. Cecchet, D. Orestano, L. Tortora, Y. Kuno, S. Ishimoto, F. Filthaut, D. Jokovic, D. Maletic, M. Savic, O. M. Hansen, S. Ramberger, M. Vretenar, R. Asfandiyarov, A. Blondel, F. Drielsma, Y. Karadzhov, G.(More)
Whilst Houdmont, Cox and Griffiths [1] illustrate the challenges of measuring psychological illness attributable to work in the British workforce, it would have been good if the authors had referred to the annual National Health Service (NHS) staff survey in England (2003–09). These surveys have a much larger number of respondents than any of the surveys(More)
The status of dark matter searches with inorganic scintillator detectors at Boulby mine is reviewed and the results of tests with a CsI(Tl) crystal are presented. The objectives of the latter experiment were to study anomalous fast events previously observed and to identify ways to remove this background. Clear indications were found that these events were(More)