A director of Oxford Authentication Ltd, Doreen Stoneham has been conducting authenticity tests since 1970, originally with the Research Laboratory for Archaeology at Oxford University, which pioneered the process. It was there, in the early 1980s, that Doreen perfected the technique for the safe and reliable testing of porcelain.
Doreen has published a number of papers and articles on subjects ranging from authenticity testing to scientific research on thermoluminescence, as well as making radio and television appearances and lecturing extensively. She has also been called as an expert witness in courts of justice in both the UK and US. In 2008 Doreen was awarded the Gabor Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics for her distinguished work in the application of physics in an industrial, commercial or business context.
Doreen graduated from Bristol University in Physics.