Dr Gerry Kendall
BSc MSc PhD
Gerry Kendall has worked for thirty years at the National Radiological Protection Board. When he retired in 2005, rather than devote himself entirely to butterflies, he was offered an Honorary Research Fellowship with the Childhood Cancer Research Group (CCRG). When the CCRG was wound up in 2014, he was very grateful to accept the offer of a desk in CEU.
His main work at Oxford has involved calculating doses from natural ionising radiation and investigating their effects, both by calculation and by epidemiology. This culminated in a huge record-based case-control study which showed a link between natural gamma rays and childhood leukaemia (Kendall G, et al. Leukemia 2013;27:3–9). This contradicts suggestions that very low doses of radiation have no effects at all. He is working towards a second phase of this study which will
be even bigger than the initial phase of the study, and use better estimates of radiation dose.
The new study of UK nuclear test veterans.
Kendall GM. and Little MP., (2022), J Radiol Prot, 42
Cancer risks among studies of medical diagnostic radiation exposure in early life without quantitative estimates of dose
Little MP. et al, (2022), Science of The Total Environment, 154723 - 154723
Review of the risk of cancer following low and moderate doses of sparsely ionising radiation received in early life in groups with individually estimated doses
Little MP. et al, (2022), Environment International, 159, 106983 - 106983
A review of studies of childhood cancer and natural background radiation
Kendall GM. et al, (2021), International Journal of Radiation Biology, 1 - 32
Summary of Radiation Research Society Online 66th Annual Meeting, Symposium on “Epidemiology: Updates on epidemiological low dose studies”, including Discussion
Milder CM. et al, (2021), International Journal of Radiation Biology, 1 - 19