Women in Radiation

Objectives

Women in Radiation is a professional network established under the Australasian Radiation Protection Society.  The network consists of women who may work in areas involving ionising and non-ionising radiation.  Its particular focus is women working in the radiation science or radiation risk management areas.  

Its core values are to:

  1. promote diversity in the radiation protection industry through networking and informing debate in the industry
  2. promote a wide exchange of experiences and values from a gender perspective in radiation protection
  3. provide a forum to discuss the main needs and challenges faced by women working in the radiation field, raising awareness of possible professional and employment opportunities, especially among young students
  4. be engaged in the Women in STEM projects and other school student projects to increase student interest, participation and commitment
  5. evaluate the real opportunities, roles and mandates that are exercised in the workplace in order to promote and trigger actions with a view to equal opportunities
  6. promote women in research to scale and support efforts in all radiation-related areas, and provide a forum or guiding conversations around how research happens and the associated approaches and methodologies
  7. provide support to women working overseas where there may be a socio-cultural society which restricts women from decision-making positions
  8. strengthen radiation protection and enhance radiation safety culture and ethics, including in healthcare
  9. identify and share best practices in professional development
  10. develop a strategy of mentoring as one of the important actions to develop integralism

Membership

Women in Radiation is open to any person who works in radiation.  They do not need to be a member of ARPS.   There are no prerequisite criteria to be part of this network, other than an interest in radiation, a willingness to share ideas, a positive outlook, and being supportive.

The ARPS Women in Radiation network will also link with other similar networks, such as ALARM and  Women in Nuclear Science.

A list of members in the Women in Radiation network, including their contact details, will be maintained by the secretariat of ARPS.  It is expected that effective communication between members will evolve over time.

 

Format

Women in Radiation is proposed to be a social-type network which, where possible, will meet from time to time (face-to-face in an informal setting or virtual).  Any particular issue or matter may be raised at any time and debated in a neutral environment.  It is proposed to be flexible to cater for the specific challenges and responsibilities of its members.  It is expected that the format will evolve over time.

 

Interested?

To be part of this network, please send your name and contact details to the ARPS secretariat at secretariat@arps.org.au.  

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