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Dr Ray Kemp

Last updated: 03 April 2024

Dr Ray Kemp is an independent consultant and social scientist specialising in risk perception and communication. He was previously Honorary Professorial Fellow in Risk Communication, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia 2013 – 2016, and Honorary Adjunct Professor of Risk and Sustainability, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia 2008 – 2016. He is currently a member of various advisory committees including the UK Department of Health and Social Care’s Committee On the Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE). He was previously a member of that Department’s Advisory Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Foods, Consumer Products and the Environment.

Register of interests

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Current interests


Category of interests

Organisation/Body & Nature of Interest (period) need these details confirmed

Other fee-paid work from relevant organisations, consultancies

Expert Adviser to the International Atomic Energy Agency


Non-Executive Director in BEIS and member of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM)




Category of Interest

Organisation/Body & Nature of Interest (period) need these details confirmed

Other public appointments

Member, Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation on the Environment (COMARE)

Other non-personal interests

Hon Member, Royal College of Radiologists