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Dr Phylicia Ricketts

Position: 
Lecturer; Programme Coordinator - MSc. Medical Physics
Location: 
Electronics Building
Area of Specialization: 
Medical Physics, Radioecology

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Professional activities

Women in Nuclear Global, UNEP Global Mercury Partnership

Current projects

Heavy metals and radionuclides in Jamaican foods, radiation exposure in the natural environment

A few articles

  1. Ricketts. P., Voutchkov, M., Gordon, A.  (2022). Characterization of inorganic elements in common consumer plastics using handheld X‑ray fluorescence analyzer. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Doi: 10.1007/s11356-022-19751-5. Impact factor 4.2
  2. Ricketts, P., Voutchkov, M., Chan, L. (2020) Risk benefit assessment for total mercury, arsenic, selenium and omega 3 fatty acids exposure from fish consumption in Jamaica. Biological Trace Element Research. 197 (11) DOI: 10.1007/s12011-019-01965-3. Impact factor 2.63, citation 5
  3. Ricketts, P., Boischio, A., Voutchkov, M., Gordon, A., Knight, C., (2020). Mercury exposure associated with the use of skin lightening products in Jamaica. Journal of Health and Pollution. 10(26):200601 DOI: 10.5696/2156-9614-10.26.200601. citation 3
  4. Ricketts, P. Fletcher, H., Voutchkov, M. (2017). Factors associated with mercury levels in human placenta and the relationship to neonatal anthropometry in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. Reproductive Toxicology.71. DOI: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2017.04.008. Impact factor 3.12, citation 1
  5. Margui, E., Ricketts, P., Fletcher, H., Karydas, A., Migliori, A., Leani, J.J., Hidalgo, M., Queralt, I., Voutchkov, M. (2017). TXRF as a fast multielemental technique for human placenta sample analysis. Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy. 130. DOI: 10.1016/j.sab.2017.02.008. Impact factor 3.08, citation 17.
  6. Ricketts, P., Basu. N., Fletcher, H., Voutchkov, M., Bassaw, B., (2016) Assessment of fish consumption and mercury exposure among pregnant women in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. Chemosphere 164:462-468. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.08.054 Impact factor 5.77, citation 11
Subjects Taught: 

PHYS2200 Practices in medical physics
PHYS2386 Electromagnetism and Optics
PHY2296 Physics of the human body
PHYS3300 Advanced practices in medical physics
PHYS3341 Biomechanics and biomedical optics
PHYS3389 Medical Radiation Physics and Imaging

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