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- Prof Rodney Croft
- Dr Bernard Veyret
- Prof Ray Kemp
KEYNOTE 1: Dr Veyret

About the Speakers

Dr. Bernard Veyret (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP))
Keynote Address: "An overview of the state of the science"

Dr Veyret is head of the Bioelectromagnetics Laboratory of the ‘École Pratique des Hautes Études’ in France, and was one of the founding members of the European Bioelectromagnetics Association (EBEA) in 1989. Dr Veyret has authored 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and co-authored several national and international expert-group reports on EMF and health.

Prof Ray Kemp (Associate Investigator, ACRBR & Adjunct Professor, Swinburne University)

Ray is a Swinburne Adjunct Professor and Managing Director of Ray Kemp Consulting Limited (RKCL) providing services in the UK and Europe, as well as in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Ray has been invited as an Adjunct Professor of Sustainable Development and Risk Management at RMIT University, Melbourne. He is an Honorary Associate Investigator of the ACRBR (Australian Centre for Radiofrequency Bio-effects Research) in Melbourne, and has been a member of the International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES) since 2003.
Ray is a Past President of the Society for Risk Analysis, Europe, and a past councillor of the Society for Risk Analysis. From 1996 to 1999 he was Honorary Visiting Professor of Risk Management and Communication at the University of Surrey. Ray has acted as advisor on public engagement/deliberative processes to the World Health Organisation in Geneva, and he has also advised the European Commission, Central Government Departments and Local Government in the UK, as well as a wide range of industrial organisations both in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and world-wide.

Dr Colin Roy (Director, Non-Ionising Radiation Branch, ARPANSA)

Colin Roy received his Ph.D from the University of Melbourne in 1970. The next ten years of research was spent in the area of radiation chemistry and atmospheric research associated with stratospheric ozone depletion. He joined the predecessor of ARPANSA in 1980 and is currently the Director of the Non-Ionising Radiation Branch. His continuing area of research is in radiation measurement, personal dosimetry and radiation protection in the UVR and EMR areas. He has also been involved in the development of Australian standards in RF and ELF and various Codes of Practice. He has served ICNIRP SCIII since 1997.

Professor Malcolm Sim (Monash Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health; Monash University, Australia)

Malcolm Sim is an occupational physician, who is Director of the Monash Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health (MonCOEH) in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He has research interests in workplace and environmental risk factors for cancer, respiratory disorders and other chronic diseases. He is a Chief Investigator on a current NHMRC funded study of neurocognitive effects and mobile phone use in schoolchildren and an EU funded international multicentre study of mobile phones and other communication technologies and brain tumours in young people. Malcolm is also Deputy Editor of the journal; Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Dr. Bruce Hocking (Honorary Fellow, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health)

Bruce Hocking is a medical specialist in occupational and environmental medicine. He is a past president of the Australaiasian Faculty of Occupational Medicine and a Fellow of the Australasian Radiation Protection Society. He has long standing interests in EMF and been associated with setting the RF and ELF standards. He does not believe in long introductions.

Prof Rodney Croft (Executive Director, ACRBR)

Rodney is a psychophysiologist with expertise in cognitive neuropsychological assessment and electroencephalography. His research interests range from basic (e.g. methodology) to clinical research (e.g. Radiofrequency effects on brain function, Obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit disorder, illicit drug abuse). Rodney is currently coordinating several studies into the effects of RF exposure on brain function (including cognitive, psychological and neuropsychological aspects) in human volunteers. With his vast research experience and strong international links, Rodney is in an ideal position to both contribute to ACRBR research output and to fulfil his current role as the executive director of the ACRBR.

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