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 nine 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 27 November 2015 until 26 November 2018.
|Presiding member: must be an officer or employee of the EPA||Mr Tony Circelli
|Radiologist||Dr Sarah Constantine
Senior Staff Specialist, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital; Senior Staff Specialist, Perinatal Imaging, Women's and Children's Hospital; Consultant Radiologist, SA Dental Service; Consultant Radiologist, International Teleradiology Corporation
|Dr Michelle Nottage
Radiologist, Dr Jones & Partners Radiologist, Nuclear Medicine Specialist, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Nuclear Medicine Specialist Royal Adelaide Hospital
|Radiographer with expertise in the field of human diagnostic radiography||Ms Cara Miller
|Mr Con Kapsis
Campus Operation Manager Repatriation General Hospital and SA Medical Imaging Country Health Portfolio Lead
|Person with expertise in the industrial uses of radiation||Mr Graeme Palmer
Radiation Protection Branch
|Dr Kent Gregory
SA Radiation Pty Ltd
|Person with expertise in the scientific uses of radiation||Dr Nigel A Spooner
Adjunct Professor, Luminescence
Defence Science & Technology Organization, and University of Adelaide, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing and School of Physical Sciences
|Dr Judith Pollard
Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Adelaide
|Person with expertise in the field of health physics||Prof Eva Bezak PhD FACPSEM
Professor in Medical Radiation Medical Radiation
School of Health Sciences
Division of Health Sciences
University of South Australia
|Ms Jill Fitch PSM
Radiation Protection Division
Environment Protection Authority
|Medical practitioner with expertise in the field of nuclear medicine||Mr Ian Kirkwood
Head Consultant, Nuclear Medicine, Women's & Children's Hospital and
Senior Consultant, Nuclear Medicine, PET and Bone Densitometry, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA Medical Imaging, SA Health, Government of South Australia
|Dr Michael Kitchener
Senior Nuclear Medicine Specialist
Dr Jones & Partners and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
|Person with expertise in the mining and milling of radioactive ores||Mr Gregory Marshall
Director Mining Regulation, Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy
|Mr Jim Hondros
JRHC Enterprises Pty Ltd
|Person with expertise in the field of genetics and a knowledge of radiation genetics||Dr Pamela Sykes
Professor Preventive Cancer Biology, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, Flinders University and Medical Centre
|Dr Michael Lardelli
Senior Lecturer in Genetics, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Adelaide
|Person with expertise in the field of environmental sciences||Ms Iris O’Rourke
SA Academic Health Science and Translation Centre
South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
|Ms Bettina Venner
Manager Industry Supply Chain
Dept of State Development