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Tony Hooker (Associate Professor at The University of Adelaide)

Tony Hooker

Associate Professor at The University of Adelaide

A/Prof Tony Hooker is a radiation biologist with research interests in the mechanisms of radiation induced damage. Tony is the inaugural Director of the Centre for Radiation Research, Education, and Innovation at the University of Adelaide after 12 years, as Principal Radiation Health Advisor for the SA govt. Tony is a Fellow and Past President of the Australasian Radiation Protection Society and Member of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine.

He has worked in the field of low dose radiobiology since 1996, and since 2015, has been CI on research grants, including ARC, Defence, international collaborative, and industry grants totalling ~$30M. His research area spans across radiation biology/health effects, physics, chemistry and geology, as well as risk communication. He has been invited/nominated to sit on international and national radiation committees such as the National Radiation Health Committee, the Australian and New Zealand Counter Terrorism Committee CBRN Training Advisory Group and the SA CBRN Emergency Management Committee.

Tony is a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Pacific Island Forum. He was an expert witness to the SA Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission and the NFCRC Consultation and Response Agency.