Paddy Copeland

Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA), Radioactive Waste Adviser (RWA) & Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA).

Paddy joined in 2004, and is one of Aurora’s experts in major decommissioning projects and a well-respected RPA, RWA and DGSA. The majority of Paddy’s work has been in support of decommissioning projects within the nuclear industry, although he has also provided significant support to Aurora’s non-nuclear decommissioning and land remediation projects.


Paddy began his career at the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) undertaking research in the field of nuclear fuel behaviour. Paddy’s research centred on the safety and performance of nuclear fuel in various reactor systems, both civil and military.

In 1999 Paddy changed career and joined AEA Technology Nuclear Engineering as a Health Physicist whilst furthering his education by studying for an MSc in Radiation and Environmental Protection. Since becoming an accredited RPA in 2004, Paddy has gained a wealth of experience working on projects and providing advice to Clients in a number of areas of industry including academic, nuclear, environmental/land remediation, defence/aerospace, wider industrial, life sciences and public sectors.

Paddy has worked on many decommissioning and land remediation projects in the UK and overseas both within the nuclear sector and in the wider industrial and public sectors.


  • Member of the Society for Radiological Protection (SRP)
  • Certificate of Competence, Radiation Protection Adviser
  • Certificate of Competence, Radioactive Waste Adviser
  • Qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser
  • Chartered Radiation Protection Professional
  • MSc in Radiation and Environmental Protection, University of Surrey


Paddy is married and has two children and in his spare time Paddy enjoys reading, listening to music, cycling and tinkering with motorbikes and cars.

Paddy is also heavily involved in his local rugby club, both as Youth Chair and a coach for the U10 age group.