Radiation Safety Management Group Members
Peter Hiles is Head of Radiation Physics in North Wales and the current chair of the BIR’s Radiation Safety Special Interest Group. He is also one of the BIR trustees of the Mayneord Philips Trust (http://www.m-pss.org/). Peter has over 30 years experience in Medical Physics and has acted as an adviser to the IAEA and EU on radiation protection and quality assurance.
Liz Benson achieved an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 2006. Following from this, she gained an MSc in Medical Engineering and Physics from King’s College London. She has subsequently gained an IPEM Diploma and is a registered Clinical Scientist, Chartered Scientist and Laser Protection Adviser. Liz works in ionising and non-ionising radiation protection, most recently at King’s College Hospital London and is involved in lecturing on the King’s College London Medical Engineering and Physics MSc course.
Katharine Thomson is a Principal Physicist at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, specialising in Nuclear Medicine. Previously, she worked in Oxford and Taunton in nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology, and was part of the first cohort of the Scientist Training Programme. She is responsible for communication and the webpage for the Radiation Safety SIG, and also represents the BIR at the Society of Radiological Protection’s International Committee, which connects the UK radiation protection community with the worldwide scene.
Warren Goodall is the Business Development Manager for Midland Lead Healthcare and the construction industry has been his professional environment for over 30 years. He has gained experience and expertise in marketing and commercial management throughout this time. He has helped businesses and organisations respond to market opportunities and internal challenges sustainably with measurable success. Warren aims to derive solid plans and execute them with a mixture of professionalism and humour. He believes that life is far too short not to have fun along the way.
Denise Arthur has been a radiographer for 38 years. She has specialised in cardiothoracics for over 20 years. Denise currently works as a Superintendent Radiographer in Cardiac Angiography and Radiation Protection Supervisor at Harefield Hospital, with special interest in high skin dose reporting and non-medical referrer training. She is the visiting lecturer at Middlesex University for radiation safety to undergraduate cardiac physiologists.
Dawn Phillips is GE Healthcare’s Commercial Dose Management Leader for the United Kingdom & Ireland. Dawn is responsible for the marketing, sales and delivery of Dose Management software and dose education services aimed at supporting continuous dose and image quality optimisation in Radiology Departments across the UK and Ireland. She was an AXrEM member of the CT Working Party response to COMARE 16 and has worked in Medical Imaging for GE Healthcare for 12 years. Previously, she worked as a consultant to the Power Generation and Petrochemical Industries for industrial water and waste water treatment. Dawn holds a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Central Lancashire.
Sophia Thom is in her final year studying Diagnostic Radiography at LSBU. Prior to this, she worked in the Radiology department at UHL for two years.