International Commission on Radiological Protection
PO Box 1046, Station B
280 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5S9
Christopher H. Clement M.Sc. CHP MSRP
Mr. Clement graduated from McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada) with a Master of Science degree in health physics, and is a Certified Health Physicist (CHP). He worked for more than a decade with the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Office of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, a federal agency responsible for low-level radioactive waste management in Canada. He then worked for nearly a decade with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), Canada’s federal nuclear regulator. He held a number of positions at the CNSC including in uranium mine decommissioning and counter-terrorism, culminating in Director of the Radiation Protection Division, the centre of excellence for radiation protection supporting all areas of the CNSC mandate. During that time, Mr. Clement was co-chair of the Canadian Federal/Provincial/Territorial Radiation Protection Committee, was the Canadian representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Radiation Safety Standards Committee, and represented Canada at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency’s Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health.
In 2008 Mr. Clement left federal service to take on the full-time position of Scientific Secretary of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). Established in 1928, ICRP is the foremost international organisation in radiological protection policy. It is an independent registered charity established to advance for the public benefit the science of radiological protection, in particular by providing recommendations and guidance on all aspects of protection against ionising radiation. The ICRP system of radiological protection is used by many other highly respected organisations including the International Atomic Energy Agency, the World Health Organisation, and the International Labour Organisation, and forms the foundations of radiological protection guidance, legislation, and programmes
As ICRP Scientific Secretary Mr. Clement:
• is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of ICRP similar to an Executive Director or Chief Executive Officer;
• is Editor-in-Chief of Annals of the ICRP;
• often represents ICRP in international fora;
• is involved in the scientific work of ICRP; and,
• organises and participates in all Main Commission meetings.
In 2012, Mr. Clement was elected to the Executive Council (top governing body) of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA), holding the part-time volunteer position of IRPA Publications Director. IRPA is the international society for radiological protection professionals, comprising some 18,000 members world-wide.