Hon doc - Andrew McEwan
Doctor of Science 2009
Dr Andrew McEwan graduated from UC with a BSc (Hons) in 1963, has a 1969 PhD in Medical Physics from Cambridge University and a 1882 Diploma in Health Administration from Massey University.
After completing his degree at Canterbury University he took up a position as a scientist with the National Radiation Laboratory (NRL), an association that spanned almost 40 years until his retirement in 2002.
During his time at the NRL, Dr McEwan served as its director for 13 years from 1984, was a member of the Radiation Protection Advisory Council (1984–2002), served on a sub-committee of the New Zealand Atomic Committee (1980-86) which reviewed berthing criteria for nuclear-powered ships, was team leader of a NRL radiation survey of Christmas Island in 1981 and was a member of the South Pacific Scientific Mission to Mururoa Atoll in 1983.
From 1989 to 1994 he was chairman of an international scientific advisory panel that advised the Marshall Islands government on a nationwide radiological study. From 1996 to 1998 he served as chairman of a task group for a study of the radiological status of Mururoa and Fangataufa atolls co-ordinated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and in 1999 he was a consultant for the IAEA in an evaluation of the radiological status of the former French nuclear test sites in Algeria.
From 1997 to 2004 Dr McEwan was a member of a standing committee of the International Commission on Radiological Protection. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Radiation Protection
Society (serving as president 2000-2002) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Citation authorised as true and correct at April 2009.