Radiation Safety Committee

The Radiation Safety Committee is established through the University Policies for Ionising Radiation (HR29) and Non-Ionising Radiation (HR-30) and is committed to the effective management of ionising and non-ionising radiation to protect the health of staff, students and visitors to the University and to minimise adverse environmental consequences.

The University Radiation Safety Committee consists of the University Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), as chair, and representatives from Academic and Research Units where ionising radiation or radioactive material is used.

All projects involving the use of ionising radiation by staff or students, and the intentional use of high power non-ionising radiation by staff or students where there is a potential for the safety level standards to be exceeded, must be reviewed by the Radiation Safety Committee and approved by the RSO.

Radiation Safety Overview and Approval Process

Area Represented Committee Member
University Radiation Safety Officer (Chair) Ivan Kempson
Centre for Cancer Biology and UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences (University DRSO) Ian Nicholson
Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA) Catherine Yandell
UniSA: Allied Health & Human Performance Anson Chau
Future Industries Institute Representative Casey Doolette/Andrew Robinson
UniSA: STEM Anthony Duffy
Facilities Management Unit Representative Dominic Marafioti
People Talent and Culture Representative Jim Townsend



University Medical Physicist 

Professor Eva Bezak, Professor in Medical Radiation, UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance. 

The University Medical Physicist can provide specialist medical physics advice to researchers to:

  • assess expected total effective dose and organ doses which will be received by research participants, and
  • independently verify dose calculations and radiation risk assessments conducted by researchers.