Portrait of Dr Tracy Turner Dr Tracy Turner

t.s.turner@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472486


Tracy is the Deputy Director of Research and Enterprise and joined the University in November 2013. Before that she had a long career at the Research Councils’ Daresbury Laboratory, near Warrington in Cheshire. Tracy graduated from the University of Manchester with a BSc Hons in Physics in 1982, followed by a PhD in photoelectron spectroscopy in 1986. Her first employment involved developing mass spectrometers at VG Quadrupoles in Middlewich, Cheshire. After 3 years she moved into the world of academic research at Daresbury Laboratory as a scientist at the UK’s synchrotron radiation light source (SRS). Her research involved the exploitation of photoelectron spectroscopy in the ultraviolet region of the electromagnetic spectrum to increase the understanding of the electronic properties of the surfaces of a variety of materials including metals, semicondutcors and insulators. Her work included working in collaboration with visiting groups of scientists from around the UK, EU & other parts of the world. She extended her SR experience to include the use of the technique of surface x-ray diffraction. In the mid-1990s Tracy moved into senior management, as a group leader responsible for several beamlines, stations and their scientific and technical staff. She also took on the responsibility for the peer review system for the whole facility. By mid 2000s Tracy was a member of the Directorate responsible for sunsetting the SRS, which closed in 2008 having reached the end of its competitive life as a national facility. For the subsequent 5 years Tracy was the Head of Laboratory Operations, with direct involvement in the development of a Joint Venture innovation-led science and technology campus at Daresbury.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Clarke, J., Diakun, G., Durham, P., Franks, P., Marks, N., Simpson, J., Smith, S., Taylor, A. and Turner, T. (2012) Daresbury Laboratory 50 Years . Cheshire, UK: Science and Technology Facilities Council. ISBN ISBN 978-0-9556616-8-6


Allan, R., Allen, M., Alexandrov, A., Ashfold, M., Atkinson, R., Avaldi, L., Bain, C., Bancroft, J., Barrett, S., Barron, L., Bayliss, S., Becker, U., Benning, L., Berrah, N., Binns, C., Bisby, R., Bizau, J., Blake, R., Bowler, M., Bowyer, J., Brettle, J., Briggs, D., Brown, L., Brown, W., Burke, P., Cacho, C., Carter, R., Catlow, R., Cernik, R., Chesters, M., Clark, S., Clarke, D., Clarke, J., Codling, K., Cogdell, R., Connaughton, D., Connerade, J., Costello, J., Crapper, M., Creaser, C., Currell, F., Davies, P., de Jong, M., Dessent, C., Dhanak, V., Dobson, D., Dobson, P., Doig, A., Donovan, R., Dumas, P., Dunn, K., Dutuit, O., Dyke, J., Eastham, D., Egdell, R., Eland, J., Emerson, D., Eriksson, M., Erman, P., Evans, A., Evans, H., Evans, S., Field, T., Fielding, H., Fisher, A., Flavell, W., Ford, R., Frasinski, L., Freeman, N., Galayda, J., Gardner, P., Garside, J., Gay, N., Gejo, T., George, M., Gray, M., Greenshaw, T., Greig, D., Halsall, M., Hamilton, B., Harrison, N., Hasnain, S., Hatherly, P., Heathcote, P., Helliwell, J., Henderson, C., Hepburn, J., Hill, J., Hirst, G., Hirst, J., Holland, D., Horn, A., Horton, P., Hunt, M., Hutchinson, H., Inglesfield, J., Ivanov, V., Johnson, C., Johnson, L., Jones, D., Jones, F., Jones, G., Jones, L., Kadodwala, M., Karlsson, L., Kennedy, E., King, G., King, M., Kirkman, I., Kleese, K., Knight, P., Kylstra, N., Larkins, F., Latimer, C., Lawley, K., Leggett, G., Lewis, R., Lindsey, K., Lu, J., Lyng, F., Macdonald, M., Malins, A., Marangos, J., Margaritondo, G., Marsi, M., Marston, G., Martin, S., Martin-Fernandez, M., Mason, N., Matthew, J., McCoustra, M., McGilp, J., McGovern, I., McGrath, R., Meldrum, R., Meyer, M., Millar, T., Mitchell, D., M�ller, S., Molster, F., Moriarty, P., Morin, P., Munro, I., Murdin, B., Nahon, L., Newell, W., Noble, C., Nordgren, E., Norman, P., O'Brien, P., O'Neill, P., O'Shea, P., Owen, H., Pain, R., Papiz, M., Parker, A., Parker, J., Parr, A., Pattrick, R., Pemble, M., Picardo, M., Pidgeon, C., Pinheiro, T., Poliakoff, E., Poole, M., Potts, A., Potvliege, R., Powis, I., Price, S., Quinn, F., Radford, S., Rachlew-K�llne, E., Raval, R., Read, F., Reddish, T., Ridley, P., Roberts, G., Russell, A., Ryan, A., Sapelkin, A., Sato, S., Schneider, A., Seddon, E., Shaw, E., Shen, T., Sherwood, P., �iller, L., Smith, A., Smith, D., Smith, I., Smith, S., Snowdon, K., Softley, T., Sokell, E., Southworth, S., Srivistava, G., Stankiewicz, M., Sule-Suso, J., Sutherland, J., Surman, M., Svensson, S., Taylor, A., Temmerman, W., Thomas, A., Tiddy, G., Tobin, M., Towns-Andrews, E., Towrie, M., Truscott, G., Tuckett, R., Turner, T., Twigg, M., Vagdama, P., van der Hart, H., Volk, M., Vrakkring, M., Walker, I., Wander, A., Wasserman, S., Watanabe, M., Weightman, P., Welton, T., West, J., Wharton, C., Whitehead, J., Williams, G., Winick, H., Withnall, R., Woodruff, D. and Zayats, A. (2001) The Science Case for 4GLS Daresbury Laboratory

Wander, A., Schedin, F., Steadman, P., Norris, A., McGrath, R., Turner, T., Thornton, G. and Harrison, N. (2001) ‘Stability of Polar Oxide SurfacesPhysical Review Letters , 86 (17), pp. 3811-3814. ISSN 0031-9007


Norris, A., Schedin, F., Thornton, G., Dhanak, V., Turner, T. and McGrath, R. (2000) ‘A surface X-ray diffraction study of the Rh(100) (2x2)-O reconstructionPhysical Review B , 62 (3), pp. 2113-2117. ISSN 1098-0121

Charlton, G., Brennan, S., Muryn, C., McGrath, R., Norman, D., Turner, T. and Thornton, G. (2000) ‘Surface relaxation of SrTiO3(001)Surface Science , 457 (1-2), p. L376-L380. ISSN 0039-6028

Charlton, G., Howes, P., Muryn, C., Raza, H., Jones, N., Taylor, J., Norris, C., McGrath, R., Norman, D., Turner, T. and Thornton, G. (2000) ‘Copper interface induced relaxation of TiO2(110)-1×1Physical Review B , 61 (23), pp. 16117-16120. ISSN 1098-0121


Norris, A., Lucas, C., McGrath, R., Schedin, F., Thornton, G., Turner, T. and Norman, D. (1999) ‘A surface anomalous diffraction study of the Ni(100) (3x3)-(Cs + O) system.Surface Review and Letters , 6 (5), pp. 847-850. ISSN 0218-625X

Dudzik, E., Norris, A., McGrath, R., Charlton, G., Thornton, G., Murphy, B., Turner, T. and Norman, D. (1999) ‘The Ni(100)(2×2)p4g–N reconstruction determined by surface X-ray diffractionSurface Science , 433-45, pp. 317-321. ISSN 0039-6028


Dudzik, E., Norris, A., McGrath, R., Charlton, G., Thornton, G., Murphy, B., Turner, T. and Norman, D. (1998) ‘Potassium-induced removal of the Ni(100) (2x2)p4g-N reconstruction determined by surface x-ray diffraction.Physical Review B , 58 (19), pp. 12659-12662. ISSN 1098-0121

McGrath, R., Thornton, G., Turner, T. and Norman, D. (1998) Final report for GR/K/23225 EPSRC (Unpublished)


Charlton, G., Howes, P., Nicklin, C., Steadman, P., Taylor, J., Muryn, C., Harte, S., Mercer, J., McGrath, R., Norman, D., Turner, T. and Thornton, G. (1997) ‘Relaxation of Ti O2(110)-(1x1) Using Surface X-ray DiffractionPhysical Review Letters , 78 (3), pp. 495-498. ISSN 0031-9007


van der Vegt, H., Huisman, W., Howes, P., Turner, T. and Vlieg, E. (1996) ‘Surfactants used in Ag(111) homoepitaxy: Sb, In, Pt and O2Surface Science , 365 (2), pp. 205-211. ISSN 0039-6028

Lohmeier, M., Huisman, W., Ter Horst, G., Zagwijn, P., Vlieg, E., Nicklin, C. and Turner, T. (1996) ‘Atomic structure and thermal stability of two-dimensional Er silicide on Si(111).Physical Review B , 54 (3), pp. 2004-2009. ISSN 1098-0121

Taylor, J., Norris, C., Vlieg, E., Lohmeier, M. and Turner, T. (1996) ‘An out of plane detector for surface x-ray diffractionReview of scientific instruments , 67 (7), p. 2658. ISSN 0034-6748

Lohmeier, M., Huisman, W., Vlieg, E., Nishiyama, A., Nicklin, C. and Turner, T. (1996) ‘Interface structure of Si(111)-(?3 × ?3)R30°-ErSi2 ? xSurface Science , 345 (3), pp. 247-260. ISSN 0039-6028


Abbate, M., Potze, R., Sawatzky, G., Schlenker, C., Teehan, D. and Turner, T. (1995) ‘The electronic structure of Ti4O7 studied by resonant photoemission.Solid State Communications , 94 (6), pp. 465-469. ISSN 0038-1098

Taylor, J., Norris, C., Vlieg, E., Lohmeier, M. and Turner, T. (1995) An out of plane detector for surface x-ray diffraction Daresbury Laboratory (Unpublished)


James, M., Norris, C., Nicklin, C., van Silfhout, R., Howes, P. and Turner, T. (1994) ‘A surface x-ray diffraction study of the growth of ultra thin layers of Fe on Cu(001).Surface Review and Letters , 1 (4), pp. 631-634. ISSN 0218-625X

Ettema, A., van Smaalen, S., Haas, C. and Padmore, T. (1994) ‘Study of the valency of rare earth atoms in the misfit layer compounds (RS)1+?NbS2 (R= La, Ce, Sm) using resonant photoemission and x-ray absorption spectra.Physical Review B , 49 (15), pp. 10585-10590. ISSN 1098-0121

Lohmeier, M., Huisman, W., Ter Horst, G., Zagwijn, P., Nishiyama, A., Nicklin, C., Turner, T. and Vlieg, E. (1994) ‘Atomic structure of ultrathin erbium silicides on Si(111)MRS Proceedings , 335. ISSN 1946-4274


Mikheeva, M., Nazin, V., Svishchev, A., Law, D., Turner, T., Bailey, P., Teehan, D., Barilo, S. and Gritskov, P. (1993) ‘Low temperature photoemission study of La2CuO4+x single crystalsSurface Science , 287-28 (2), pp. 662-666. ISSN 0039-6028

Ettema, A., Haas, C. and Padmore, T. (1993) ‘Strong multiple resonances in the photoemission spectra of transition-metal-layer and misfit-layer compoundsPhysical Review B , 47 (19), pp. 12794-12805. ISSN 0163-1829


Ettema, A., deGroot, R., Haas, C. and Turner, T. (1992) ‘The electronic structure of SnS deduced from photoelectron spectra and band structure calculationsPhysical Review B , 46 (12), pp. 7363-7373. ISSN 1098-0121

Flavell, W., Roberts, A., Morris, B., Hoad, D., Tweddell, I., Neklesa, A., Lindsay, R., Thornton, G., Wincott, P. and Turner, T. (1992) ‘Influence of the metal-to-non-metal transition on the surface degradation of BaPb1-xBixO3Superconductor Science and Technology , 5 (11), pp. 648-653. ISSN 0953-2048

Ettema, A., Weigers, G., Haas, C. and Turner, T. (1992) ‘Resonant and core level photoemission spectroscopy of the misfit layer compound (SnS)1.20TiS2Physica Scripta , T41, pp. 265-268. ISSN 0031-8949

Ettema, A., Weigers, G., Haas, C. and Turner, T. (1992) ‘A LEED and photoemission spectroscopy study of the surface of the incommensurate misfit layer compound (SnS)1.16TaS2Surface Science , 269/70, pp. 1161-1166. ISSN 0039-6028

Turner, T. and Teehan, D. (1992) Characteristics of TGM6 Daresbury Laboratory (Unpublished)


van.Elp, J., Weiland, J., Eskes, H., Kuiper, P., Sawatzky, G., deGroot, F. and Turner, T. (1991) ‘The electronic structure of CoO, Li doped CoO and LiCoO¬2Physical Review B , 44 (12), pp. 6090-6103. ISSN 1098-0121

Turner, T. and Teehan, D. (1991) TGM6 Technical Newsletter 4 Daresbury Laboratory (Unpublished)


Turner, T. and Teehan, D. (1990) TGM6 Technical Newsletter 3 Daresbury Laboratory (Unpublished)

Turner, T. and Teehan, D. (1990) TGM6 Technical Newsletter 2 Daresbury Laboratory (Unpublished)

Turner, T. and Teehan, D. (1990) TGM6 Technical Newsletter 1 Daresbury Laboratory (Unpublished)


Padmore, T., Thornton, G. and Padmore, H. (1988) ‘Spin-orbit gap effects on the surface electronic structure of Ag(0 0 1) around M?Solid State Communications , 67 (2), pp. 163-167. ISSN 0038-1098

Padmore, T., Roberts, K., Padmore, H. and Thornton, G. (1988) ‘A fast multianode detector for solid-state ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopyNuclear Instruments and Methods Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment , 270 (2-3), pp. 582-589. ISSN 0168-9002

Padmore, T., Thornton, G. and Padmore, H. (1988) ‘The surface electronic structure of Ag(100) and A(111) studied with multichannel detection angle resolved photoemissionVacuum , 38 (4-5), pp. 261-265. ISSN 0042-207X


Brookes, N., Law, D., Padmore, T., Warburton, D. and Thornton, G. (1986) ‘The electronic structure of stontium titanate from a direct transition analysis of angle resolved photoemission dataSolid State Communications , 57 (7), pp. 473-477. ISSN 0038-1098

Padmore, T., Padmore, H. and Roberts, K. (1986) A multianode multichannel detection system for angle-resolved photoemission Daresbury Laboratory

Hoyland, M., Jordan, R., Padmore, T. and Padmore, H. (1986) A Fortran program for calculation of electron trajectories in electrostatic cylinder lenses Cheshire, UK: Daresbury Laboratory


Tracy is a Chartered Physicist and Member of the Institute of Physics and also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management.

Administrative Responsibilities

Tracy is the Deputy Director of the Research and Enterprise service within the university. She is responsible for the day to day operations and delivery of the portfolio of activities within the Research and Enterprise service. This includes pre and post award for research grants and contracts, business development, enterprise support, post graduate researcher administration and environment including PGR training and development, and management of the university research fund. She also works alongside Andrew Ball, pro V-C Research and Liz Towns-Andrews, Director Research & Enterprise, in the development and implementation of policy and strategy for research.