Radiological Protection Advisory Committee

The Radiological Protection Advisory Committee (RPAC) is made up of sixteen members nominated by organisations with expertise relevant to the radiological protection functions of the EPA. The term of office of the Committee is three years. The term of office for the second Radiological Protection Advisory Committee commenced in April 2019.


Dr Tom Ryan,  Director of the Office of Radiation Protection and Environmental Monitoring.


  • Dr. Wayne Anderson (nominated by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland)
  • Mr. Antony Bexon (nominated by UK Health Security Agency)
  • Dr. Andrew Bolas (nominated by the Dental Council of Ireland)
  • Dr. Sean Curran (nominated by the Medical Council of Ireland)
  • Dr. Paul Dorfman (nominated by the Nuclear Free Local Authorities)
  • Dr. Susan McCready-Shea  (nominated by the Society for Radiological Protection)
  • Mr. Gareth Thomas (nominated by the UK Office for Nuclear Regulation)
  • Prof. Heinz-Peter Nasheuer (nominated by the Irish Radiation Research Society)
  • Ms. Helen Hourihane (nominated by the Health and Safety Authority)
  • Dr. Mary T. O'Mahony (nominated by the Health Service Executive)
  • Ms. Carol Robinson (nominated by the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (DSA))
  • Dr. Paula Barry Walsh (nominated by the Veterinary Council)
  • Prof. Stephen Thomas (nominated by the Environment Pillar)
  • Mr. John Tuffy (nominated by the Health Information Quality Authority)
  • Mr. John Upton (nominated by the Irish Association of Physicists in Medicine)
  • Dr Luis Leon Vintro (nominated by the Royal Irish Academy)
  • Ms. Carole Rousse (nominated by the French Nuclear Regulator (ASN))
  • Ms. Michele Monahan (nominated by the Irish Institute of Radiographers and Radiation Therapy)

Committee Meeting Minutes

Approved minutes of all meetings of the The Radiological Protection Advisory Committee to the EPA Board.