Dr. Gillian Hirth
Dr. Gillian Hirth is the Director of the Monitoring and Emergency Response Section at the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) since March 2014.
Dr. Hirth completed a PhD in environmental radiochemistry in 1999 and from 2000 to 2003 was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. Her research focussed on the transport of uranium decay series in the environment and their transfer to biota. She also applied artificial radioisotopes to the study of trace metal uptake in marine fish.
Dr. Hirth then worked for the Australian Defence Organisation from 2003 to 2010 in the field of hazardous materials and environmental management, this work included the management of radiation sources and facilities, nuclear materials, occupational exposures and waste across the organisation. She has been with ARPANSA since 2010, initially working in codes and standards development she then led a project examining radionuclide activity concentration ratios in wildlife inhabiting uranium mining environments. Dr Hirth worked on the OECD/NEA Expert Group on Radiological Protection Science (EGRPS) and is a member of an IAEA working group preparing a safety report on occupational radiation protection in uranium mining and processing industry. Dr Hirth is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Union of Radioecology.
Dr. Hirth joined the Australian delegation to UNSCEAR in 2013 and has been Alternate Representative since 2014.