Caroline Purvis is the Director of the Radiation Protection Division of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) since 2010.
Ms. Purvis graduated from Queen's University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and holds a professional designation in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
Ms. Purvis first joined the CNSC in 2002 as a Radiation Safety Specialist and was responsible for assessing operational radiation protection practices and their implementation in a wide range of licensed facility types including: uranium mines and mills, fuel fabrication facilities, processing facilities, research reactors, nuclear power plants, hospitals, industrial applications and universities. In 2010, she became the Director of the Radiation Protection Division, serving as the authority on regulatory practices with respect to occupational radiation protection in Canada. Prior to joining the CNSC, she worked in the medical sector for 11 years.
Ms. Purvis has been a member of the NEA's Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health (CRPPH) representing Canada since 2009.
Ms. Purvis is the Representative of Canada to UNSCEAR for its sixtieth session.