About the Speakers
Prof Bruce Armstrong (School of Public Health, University of Sydney)
Bruce Armstrong is internationally recognised for his research into the causes and prevention of skin cancer and
melanoma and has made important contributions to knowledge on the causes and control of other cancers. His present
research covers genetic and environmental causes of cancer and the quality and performance of cancer services. Bruce
received the award for a lifetime of achievement in basic research into melanoma at the 6th World Congress on Melanoma
in Vancouver in 2005 and the inaugural New South Wales Premier’s award for Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year in
2006. He is a Professor of Public Health and Medical Foundation Fellow at The University of Sydney.
Dr Lyndal Byford (Media Manager, Australian Science Media Centre)
After completing an Honours degree in Biotechnology, Lyndal joined the Shell Questacon Science Circus and promoted science
throughout regional Australia. She completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Science Communication and went on to work at a range
of science museums and as a specialist representative within the pharmaceutical industry. Moving to the UK in 2005, Lyndal
co-ordinated the education programs at the Grant Museum of Zoology before joining the UK Science Media Centre as engineering
press officer in 2006. She returned to Australia in November 2007.
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.
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.