Dr Joel Garner

Trainee Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) and Radioactive Waste Adviser (RWA)

Joel joined Aurora in 2017 and is currently working towards certification as an RPA and RWA; he is aiming to submit his applications in 2020.


Joel studied undergraduate level chemistry at the University of Manchester, during which time he developed an interest in the nuclear industry and radioactive waste storage and treatment. In 2013 Joel began an Aurora sponsored Ph.D. in radiochemistry at Loughborough University. During this time, Joel conducted analysis of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) produced by the UK’s onshore oil and gas industry and published his work in the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity.

During his time at Aurora, Joel has gained experience delivering radiation protection awareness training and advising clients on the application of UK radiation protection legislation in a range of industrial and research settings. Joel also supports Aurora’s R&D across the company; in particular Joel has been instrumental in the development of Aurora’s radiation walkover survey system, the AuroraRadMap (ARM).


    Certificate of Professional Development in Radiation Protection from the University of Strathclyde
    Ph.D. in radiochemistry from Loughborough University
    Master of Chemistry (First Class) from the University of Manchester


Joel is engaged to Louise. In his spare time he enjoys running, bouldering, gaming and listening to drum and bass music.