Dr. Jing Chen
Dr. Jing Chen has been head of the Radiological Impact Section at the Radiation Protection Bureau of Health Canada since 2010.
Dr. Chen studied physics and obtained a doctoral degree in health physics from the University of Würzburg, Germany in 1992. Her thesis dealt with microdosimetry of ionizing radiation.
Before joining Health Canada in 2001, she worked as a research scientist at the Institute of Radiobiology at the National Research Centre for Environment and Health (GSF), Germany, the Environment, Safety and Health Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, and Bubble Technology Industries Inc., Chalk River, Canada.
Her research activities and expertise are in the areas of external and internal dosimetry and microdosimetry, radiation protection and management, radiation health risk assessment, radioecology and radiological impact on the environment.
Dr. Chen is a consultant editor of Radiation Protection Dosimetry and editorial board member of Radiation Environmental Biophysics. She is member of the Canadian Federal Provincial Territorial Working Group on NORM, the Canadian expert on radioactivity working group of Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program, and the Canadian expert on the Expert Group on Radiological Protection Science under the Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency.
She received the Distinguished Achievement Award for outstanding contributions in the field of radiation protection from the Canadian Radiation Protection Association, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Governor General of Canada in 2012.
Dr. Chen has been alternate representative of Canada to UNSCEAR since 2014 and member of the Canadian delegation since 2011.