About the Radiation Protection Office
A Brief History
The Radiation Protection Office (RPO) has been operating in University College Cork since 1978 when it was set up by then President, Donal McCarthy. Professor William Reville was College Radiation Protection Officer from 1978-2012, after this Dr. Andy Ruth was appointed his successor from 2012-2021. In 2021 Dr. Tom Dowdall was appointed as the Radiation Protection Officer for University College Cork.
The RPO was located in the Honan Biological Institute (Biology Building) on the main campus from 1978-2001. It was then located in the Lee Maltings Complex but has now rejoined main campus and is situated in the Kane Building.
From 1978-1993 the RPO dealt only with ionising radiation, but in 1993 its brief was extended to cover non-ionising radiation.
Radiation Protection Office
Kane Building 1.16B
University College Cork
College Road, Cork
Radiation Protection Officer
Dr Tom Dowdall
Department of Physics, Room 116B, Kane Building, University College Cork, College Road, Cork
Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation
Tel: +353(0)21 490 2624