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Substantial expertise in epidemiology and risk assessment of ionising radiation.


Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and Chartered Statistician

Honorary Fellow of the Society for Radiological Protection and Chartered Radiation Protection Professional

Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Chartered Physicist and Chartered Scientist

Member of the Nuclear Institute and Chartered Engineer


Employment History (prior to The University of Manchester)


Demonstrator, Department of Physics, University of Liverpool


Continuing postgraduate research on proton-antiproton reactions using bubble-chamber photographs produced at CERN, Geneva.  Some undergraduate teaching duties.




Shift Shop Manager/Technical Support Shop Manager/ Operations Shop Manager, British Nuclear Fuels plc, Centrifuge Operations, Capenhurst Works, Chester


Responsible for the shift-to-shift and day-to-day running of the commercial gas centrifuge uranium enrichment plant. Conducting statistical analysis of plant performance data to improve the efficiency of the plant.




Senior Technologist, British Nuclear Fuels plc, Technical Services Department, Risley, Warrington


Criticality specialist involved in the safety assessment of new and existing plants at Sellafield.  Part of a team developing a large statistical simulation computer program for the analysis of neutron multiplication behaviour in a wide variety of systems, in the context of nuclear criticality safety.




Principal Research Scientist, British Nuclear Fuels plc, Health & Safety Directorate, Risley, Warrington


Investigating the epidemiology of childhood leukaemia and nuclear installations, the statistical analysis of the spatial distribution of childhood leukaemia cases, the risks to health from exposure to radiation, including occupational exposures.




Principal Research Scientist, British Nuclear Fuels plc, Group Legal Department, Risley, Warrington


As above, but with special responsibility for the preparation of technical material for legal cases.  Also carrying out consultancy for external clients on epidemiological matters.




Principal Research Scientist, British Nuclear Fuels plc, Group Legal Department, Daresbury Park, Warrington




As above, but at Daresbury Park, Warrington, rather than Risley, Warrington.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Liverpool

Bachelor of Science, University of Liverpool

External positions

Member of Expert Group on Epidemiological Studies of Radiation and Cancer, United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation

2020 → …

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Radiation Protection and Research

2019 → …

Member, Scientific Committee SC 1-27, US National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP)

2019 → …

International Associate Editor, Journal of Radiation Research

28 Feb 2018 → …

Member of Committee to Develop Guidance Material on Radiation Health Risk for Occupationally Exposed Workers, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

2018 → …

Member of the Advisory Board to the Centre for Health effects of Radiological and Chemical Agents, Brunel University

2017 → …

Member, Scientific Committee SC 1-25, US National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP)

Dec 2015 → …

Member UK delegation, United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR)

2013 → …

Member, Editorial Board, British Journal of Cancer

2012 → …

Member, COMARE Contaminations Working Group

2012 → …

Member UK Government Scientific Advice Group for Emergencies (SAGE) for Japan Nuclear Incident


Member, World Health Organization Health Risk Assessment Working Group for the Fukushima Accident


Member, COMARE Sellafield and Dounreay Review Subcommittee


Member of the External Advisory Board of the DoReMi Programme, European Commission


Member of ICRP Task Group 79 on Effective Dose, International Commission on Radiological Protection

2010 → …

Member of ICRP Task Group 64 on Risks from Plutonium and Uranium, International Commission on Radiological Protection

2010 → …

Member Committee 1, International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP)

2009 → …

Member of the Subgroup on Human Radiosensitivity of the Advisory Group on Ionising Radiation, Health Protection Agency


Member, UK Government Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE)


Member, European Commission GoE Working Party on Research Implications and on Health and Safety Standards


Epidemiological Adviser to the study, Genetic Consequences of Cancer Treatment


Member Technical Working Party, Compensation Scheme for Radiation-linked Diseases

2006 → …

UK member, European Commission Group of Experts (GoE) Established Under Article 31 of the Euratom Treaty


Expert Adviser to National Institute for Radiological Sciences, Chiba, Japan, on its research programme, National Institute for Radiological Sciences


Chairman of IAEA/ILO/WHO meeting on developing international guidance for aiding decision-making on the attribution of detrimental health effects to occupational exposure, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)


Member, UK Government Committee Examining Radiation Risks of Internal Emitters (CERRIE)


Member of Expert Panel to discuss Fifth Framework Programme, European Commission


Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Radiological Protection


Member of European Commission/US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Expert Panel on Somatic Health Effects, European Commission


Member of Technical Committee Meeting on Classification of Cancer by Probability of Radiation Induction, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)


Areas of expertise

  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • Q Science (General)

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Cancer
  • Energy
  • Digital Futures


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