Graham WhishLead Clinical Scientist - Radiation Protection at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
Graham’s undergraduate degree was a BSc in Physics from Imperial College, and he graduated in 1986. After working as a satellite operations engineer for British Aerospace for ~ 16 years, he changed career, and undertook a self-funded full time MSc in Radiation Physics at UCL, graduating in 2004. He became a registered Clinical Scientist in the NHS in 2008, and since 2006, has worked full time in the East Anglian Regional Radiation Protection Service (EARRPS) based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.
Graham is currently the Lead Clinical Scientist for Radiation Protection within EARRPS, and is a certified Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) and Radioactive Waste Adviser (RWA). He is also on the RPA2000 list of recognised Medical Physics Experts (MPE), and provides advice in the area of diagnostic radiology (X-ray).
EARRPS provides radiation protection and diagnostic radiology support services throughout East Anglia, and operates in accordance with an ISO9001 accredited Quality System. EARRPS also has HSE certification to act as an RPA Body. EARRPS customers include both NHS hospitals and private establishments such as vets, dentists, schools, colleges and research labs. The service advises X-ray, optical radiation and radioactive substance users.
Graham’s areas of expertise are in the use of radioactive materials and diagnostic X-rays. He regularly undertakes audits of practice, and advises in areas such as facility design and response to radiation incidents. Along with several colleagues, Graham is a trained stage 1 responder able to provide assistance for the National Arrangements for Incidents Involving Radioactivity (NAIR) scheme.