Occupational and public radiation safety - A legacy

Goldfinch, Edward P. (2020). Occupational and public radiation safety - A legacy. University of Birmingham. D.Sc.

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An attempt has been made to give adequate justification for the application for a higher doctorate degree (DSc) by identifying contributions of originality and merit in three closely related fields, namely radiation dosimetry, the safe transport of radioactive materials and academic scientific publishing. The intent has been to demonstrate a sustained, consistent and substantial contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the profession of radiation protection, together with international authoritative recognition and standing over a period of many years.

In the area of radiation dosimetry the main contributions have been in the standardisation of aspects of thermoluminescence dosimetry and promoting clarity in radiation dosimetry understanding and terminology. I had the honour of giving the KEYNOTE address at the 14th International Solid State Dosimetry Conference in 2004.

In the area of safe transport of radioactive material contributions have been oriented towards to the developing and upgrading of the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials, but in particular, in initiating and developing the Q system dosimetric modelling, leading to establishing essential quantitative control parameters for all radionuclides to be transported. The Q system still provides virtually all of the quantitative requirements of the international transport regulations, and national regulations in most countries of the world. The asests and rights of Nuclear Technology Publishing were sold to Oxford University Publiahing in 2004.

In the area of academic publishing major contribution have been the establishment of Nuclear Technology Publishing., the publishing of scientific text books and the founding and publication of three highly prestigious scientific journals, namely
a) Radiation Protection Dosimetry, arguably the lead world journal in the field of radiation protection. RPD will shortly enter its 40th year of publication, including 187 volumes, each of four issues, and having published papers from several thousand authors,
b) The Journal of the ICRU which has recently been sold on by Oxford University Press to another publisher.
c) The international journal Packaging, Transport, Storage and Security of Radioactive Materials, which reached its 25th year of publishing before publication ceased in 2015

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > D.Sc.)
Award Type: Doctorates > D.Sc.
Licence: All rights reserved All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School or Department: School of Physics and Astronomy
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/10586


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