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.
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
Spatial prediction of naturally occurring gamma radiation in Great Britain.
Chernyavskiy P. et al, (2016), J Environ Radioact, 164, 300 - 311
Levels of naturally occurring gamma radiation measured in British homes and their prediction in particular residences.
Kendall GM. et al, (2016), Radiat Environ Biophys, 55, 103 - 124
Residential mobility and associated factors in relation to the assessment of exposure to naturally occurring radiation in studies of childhood cancer.
Kendall GM. et al, (2015), J Radiol Prot, 35, 835 - 868
Childhood and adult cancers: contrasts and commonalities.
Murphy MF. et al, (2013), Maturitas, 76, 95 - 98