Radiation Protection Committee
The Radiation Protection Committee (the Committee) is an expert advisory body established under section 9 of the Radiation Protection and Control Act 1982 (the Act).
The Committee comprises 10 Members and 10 Deputy Members. Members are appointed by the Governor following South Australian Government Cabinet approval. The Committee's members and deputies and their attributes, as specified in section 9 of the Act, are listed below.
The functions of the Committee are specified in section 12 of the Act. These are to advise the Minister and the EPA in relation to:
- the formulation of regulations under this Act
- the granting of licences under the Act including the conditions to which they should be subject
- the investigation and reporting upon any other matters relevant to the administration of the Act at the request of the Minister or the EPA, or of its own motion.
The Committee advises the Minister and the EPA on all aspects of radiation protection in medical, industrial, scientific and public uses of ionising and non-ionising radiation.
It reviews the actual and potential exposures of South Australians to radiation in the endeavour to minimise its harmful effects. The Committee considers all applications for personal licences to use radioactive substances or X-ray apparatus, and company licences to mine or mill uranium ores and advises the EPA and the Minister on granting of those licences.
The Committee also provides expert advice and comment to the Minister and the EPA on matters including:
- qualifications, training and examinations required for personal licences issued under the Act
- applications for exemptions from licensing and other requirements of the Act or Regulations
- radiological aspects of environmental impact assessments for relevant major projects
- approvals sought under licences to mine or mill radioactive ores, including programs for control and monitoring of doses received by workers and members of the public arising from such operations
- reports submitted to the EPA under conditions on licences to mine and mill radioactive ores
- radioactive waste management activities associated with mining, industrial, medical, scientific and commercial operations
- controls and follow up of radiation accidents and emergencies
- the Annual Report on the Administration of the Act required by section 22 of the Act, prepared by the EPA
- international and national radiation safety codes of practice, standards, guidelines and recommendations.
The Committee meets approximately every quarter. The EPA Radiation Protection Branch provides the administrative support to the Committee.
The term of the current Committee is from 21 February 2019 until 20 February 2022.
|Presiding member: must be an officer or employee of the EPA||Mr Tony Circelli
EPA Chief Executive
|Mr Keith Baldry
EPA Director Science & Information
|Radiologist||Dr Sarah Constantine
Radiologist & Senior Staff Specialist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Women's and Children's Hospital, ITC Australia; Clinical Lecturer, University of Adelaide
|Dr Michelle Nottage
Radiologist, Dr Jones & Partners, Radiologist, Nuclear Medicine Specialist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital; Nuclear Medicine Specialist Royal Adelaide Hospital
|Radiographer with expertise in the field of human diagnostic radiography||Ms Cara Miller
Chief Executive Officer; one of the founders of Sound Radiology
|Mr Costas Kapsis
Campus Operation Manager Repatriation General Hospital; SA Medical Imaging Country Health Portfolio Lead
|Person with expertise in the industrial uses of radiation||Mr Graeme Palmer
EPA Radiation Protection Branch
|Dr Kent Gregory
SA Radiation Pty Ltd
|Person with expertise in the scientific uses of radiation||A/P Nigel A Spooner
Professor, Head, Environmental Luminescence Group, University of Adelaide, School of Physical Sciences, and Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing, South Australia; Senior Research Scientist, Weapons and Combat Systems Division, Defence Science and Technology Group, Edinburgh, South Australia
|Dr Judith Pollard
Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Adelaide; Honorary Treasurer and Director, Australian Institute of Physics
|Person with expertise in the field of health physics||Prof Eva Bezak
Director, Translation Oncology Stream and Professor in Medical Radiation, University of South Australia
|Ms Kathryn Levingstone HSSE, Regulatory and Compliance Superintendent, Heathgate Resources with ongoing roles with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in radiation safety|
|Medical practitioner with expertise in the field of nuclear medicine||Dr Wilson Vallat
Neurologist, Lyell McEwin Hospital; Nuclear Medicine Technician, Royal Adelaide Hospital
|Dr Ian Kirkwood
Senior Consultant in Nuclear Medicine, SA Medical Imaging, Royal Adelaide and Women’s and Children’s Hospitals; Access Appointments in Nuclear Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Lyell McEwin Hospital
|Person with expertise in the mining and milling of radioactive ores||Mr Gregory Marshall
Director Mining Regulation, Department for Energy and Mining
|Mr Jim Hondros
Director & Principal Consultant, JRHC Enterprises Pty Ltd
|Person with expertise in the field of genetics and a knowledge of radiation genetics||Prof Pamela Sykes
Emeritus Professor, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, Flinders University
|Dr Michael Lardelli
Associate Professor in Genetics, Department of Molecular and Biomedical Science, University of Adelaide
|Person with expertise in the field of environmental sciences||Ms Bettina Venner
Manager, Industry Participation, Department for Trade, Tourism and responsibilities of representing the Industry Capability Network in South Australia (ICN SA)
|Ms Michelle Waters
Independent consultant, environmental and radiation management in industries including mining, petroleum, mineral processing, chemical, manufacturing, land development and transport and infrastructure