Harvey obtained an integrated master’s degree in physics, with a focus on nuclear technology, at Nottingham Trent University in 2021, having proposed and completed a final year project to investigate the use of low-cost photovoltaic cells and radioluminescent materials to produce simple and inexpensive ionising radiation detectors. Following the completion of this course, Harvey undertook a research placement as part of Nottingham Trent University’s physics undergraduate research scheme (PURS) where he conducted research into the development of fibre-resin composite materials for use in multi-modal medical imagining and radiotherapy.
Subsequent to this work, Harvey joined Bangor University having secured funding for a PhD through the Draper’s Company Scholarship and the EPSRC’s Nuclear Energy Futures Centre for Doctoral Training. During this PhD work, Harvey will be conducting research as part of the Reactor Design and Thermal Hydraulics (RDTH) research group to develop instrumentation and experiments for use in Bangor University’s Thermal-Hydraulics Open-access Research (THOR) facility. Harvey’s PhD work is supervised by Dr Marcus Dahlfors, reader in Nuclear Engineering at the Nuclear Futures Institute.