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Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council

The Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council (the 'Council') advises the CEO on emerging issues and matters of major public concern relating to radiation protection and nuclear safety. 

Council has the following functions in relation to radiation protection and nuclear safety:

  • identify emerging issues
  • examine matters of major concern to the community
  • consider the adoption of recommendations, policies, codes and standards
  • advise and report to the CEO, at the CEO's request or as Council considers appropriate, on the above and any other matters

Current membership of Council

The appointed members are:

Chair
  • Dr Roger Allison, Executive Director Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
CEO of ARPANSA
  • Dr Carl-Magnus Larsson
Person to represent the interests of the general public
  • Dr Peter Karamoskos, consultant radiologist at Epworth Medical Imaging.
    (Contact the Council public representative)
Radiation Control Officers
(as nominated by the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council)
  • Mr Keith Baldry, Director, Regulation and Compliance, Environment Protection Authority of South Australia
  • Dr Stephen Newberry, Principal Health Physicist, Radiation Protection Unit, Department of Health and Human Services (Tasmania).
Representative of the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
  • Dr Hugh Heggie, Chief Health Officer, Clinical Support, Education and Public Health Services Division, NT Department of Health
Other members
  • Dr Jane Canestra, Medical practitioner and emergency physician with expertise in the health aspects of radiological emergencies
  • Prof Adele Green, Head, Cancer and Population Studies Group, Queensland Institute of Medical Research
  • Mr Frank Harris, Chief Adviser Radiation Governance and Product Stewardship, Rio Tinto Uranium
  • Ms Melissa Holzberger, Director and Principal – Sloan Holzberger Lawyers
  • Prof Pamela Sykes, Professor Preventive Cancer Biology, Flinders University, South Australia
  • Dr Melanie Taylor, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Research, University of Western Sydney
  • (One position currently vacant)