The role of the Radiation Health Committee is to advise the CEO and the Radiation Health & Safety Advisory Council on matters relating to radiation protection, including formulating draft national policies, codes and standards for consideration by the Commonwealth, states and territories.

 

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Membership of the RHC

The members of the Radiation Health Committee are:

Chair:

  • Dr Joanna Wriedt, practicing lawyer with experience in government and regulatory bodies, medical and public health research, corporate governance, and commercial law. Also sits on the Nuclear Safety Committee (NSC).
    (1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026)

CEO of ARPANSA:

  • Dr Gillian Hirth (Commonwealth)
    (1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026)

Radiation Control Officers:

(nominated representatives of states and territories)

  • Mr Daniel Bellifemine (SA), Team Leader - Radiation Health, Environment Protection Authority
    (1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026)
  • Ms Penny Hill (ACT), Assistant Director, Radiation Safety, ACT Health Directorate
    (1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026)
  • Ms Karen Marler (NSW), Director Technical (Land, Chemical and Radiation), NSW Environment Protection Authority
    (1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026)
  • Mr Glenn Riley (VIC), Senior Project Officer, Radiation Team, Department of Health and Human Services
    (1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026)
  • Mr Simon Critchley (QLD), Director, Radiation Health, Department of Health
    (1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026)
  • Ms Hazel Upton (WA), Managing Health Physicist, Environmental Health Directorate
    (1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026)
  • Mr Bradley Feldtman (NT), Principal Policy Officer Radiation, Department of Health
    (1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026)
  • Dr Stephen Newbery (TAS), Principal Health Physicist
    (1 January 2024 to 19 April 2024)

Nuclear Safety Committee representative:

  • Mr Stuart Parr, radiation protection advisor with experience in safety engineering and management. Stuart also sits on the NSC and Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council (RHSAC).
    (1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024)

General members:

  • Mr Tom Sullivan, Chief Radiation Safety Officer, CSIRO, with additional expertise in radiation therapy.
    (1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026)

Person to represent the interests of the general public:

  • Ms Fay Bellis, retired, but with extensive experience in education, quality and compliance, and standards development
    (1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026)

    To contact the Radiation Health Committee please complete the Radiation Health Committee contact form

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