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.
Improving Assessment of Lifetime Solar Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure in Epidemiologic Studies: Comparison of Ultraviolet Exposure Assessment Methods in a Nationwide United States Occupational Cohort.
Little MP. et al, (2018), Photochem Photobiol
Comment on "Indoor terrestrial gamma dose rate mapping in France: A case study using two different geostatistical models" by Warnery et al. (J. Environ. Radioact. 2015, 139, 140-148).
Kendall GM. et al, (2018), J Environ Radioact, 182, 172 - 173
Spatial prediction of naturally occurring gamma radiation in Great Britain.
Chernyavskiy P. et al, (2016), J Environ Radioact, 164, 300 - 311
Variation with socioeconomic status of indoor radon levels in Great Britain: The less affluent have less radon.
Kendall GM. et al, (2016), J Environ Radioact, 164, 84 - 90
Residential mobility and associated factors in relation to the assessment of exposure to naturally occurring radiation in studies of childhood cancer (vol 35, pg 835, 2015)
Kendall GM. et al, (2016), JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION, 36, 719 - 720