Chris ClementScientific Secretary at International Commission on Radiological Protection
Christopher Clement is Scientific Secretary of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), the ninth to hold this position since 1928. He oversees the daily business of ICRP, represents the organisation in many international fora, and has presented well over 250 invited lectures in more than 25 countries on the work of ICRP and radiological protection. As Editor-in-Chief of Annals of the ICRP, he has overseen the production of more than 50 issues of Annals of the ICRP, the basis of radiological protection standards, legislation, and practice world-wide. In addition to his ICRP duties, since 2012 he has been a member of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) Executive Council.
Mr Clement has a Master of Science degree in Medical Physics and is a Certified Health Physicist. He has more than thirty years of experience in radiological protection, working in environmental monitoring and remediation, radiological counter-terrorism, and as Director of Radiation Protection at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission overseeing radiation protection regulation in all sectors across the country. For several years he represented Canada at the IAEA Radiation Safety Standards Committee, and the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency’s Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health.
He has received the two highest honours of the Canadian Radiation Protection Association (CRPA): the Distinguished Achievement Award, and the Richard V. Osborne Founders' Award. In March 2019, he also received the Ambassador’s Award from the Ambassador of Japan to Canada for his work in recovery after the Fukushima Daiichi accident and the promotion of mutual understanding and friendly relations between Japan and Canada.