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Prof Peter Bryant BSc MSc PhD CRadP CPhys

Honorary Professor Physics


Research Overview

Pete has published multiple peer reviewed papers across the area of Sustainable Decision Making, Communicating Radiation Risk, Skills Development and Radiological Assessment, and is author of the book Airborne Radioactive Discharges and Human Health Effects.

Communication of Radiation Risk

Pete has led and supported multiple national and international projects on the Communication of Radiation Risk including the development of International Position Statements, Guidance and first hand experience working with Local Communities following concerns of a Radiation Exposure.

This work has led to the development of the International Radiation Protection Association "Practical Guidance for Engagement with the Public on Radiation and Risk" and Society for Radiological Protection "Guide to communicating radiation risk in support of action before, during and after a radiation emergency", along with a number of Peer Reviewed Publications.

Sustainability in Nuclear Decision Making & Policy

Pete has been supporting UK and International Policy and Scientific Bodies in embedding Sustainability into the future of Nuclear Policy and Regulation.

This has focused on integrating sustainable decision making into the optimisation or ALARA process, avoiding a disproportionate focus on one particular hazard (such as radiation), along with developing International Position Statements on the role of Public and Social License in supporting New Nuclear Build and Waste Management.

Pete is currently leading the integration of Sustainability and Sustainable Decision Making into the New Nuclear Build Sizewell C.

He is additionally an invited member of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency Expert Group on International Recommendations and sub groups on Environment and Sustainability.

Radiation Detection and Measurement

Pete has a background supporting the development of Radiation Detection and Measurement Systems in particular for Neutron Detection. This has included the use of Silicon Carbide and Diamond based detectors.

He has an active interest in Self Powered Neutron Detectors for in-core measurements within a Nuclear Reactor.