Brent Le Vert
Brent Le Vert is a senior scientist at ESR’s National Centre for Radiation Science (NCRS).
After earning a BSc in biochemistry and microbiology, and a PGDip in forensic science at Auckland University, Brent took up the opportunity in 2005 to train as a health physicist with the former National Radiation Laboratory, and transferred to ESR in 2012 when NCRS was established.
Twelve years later, Brent is an internationally recognised expert in the regulation of radiation safety and security. In his current role he provides regulatory support to the Ministry of Health's Office of Radiation Safety (external link) including overseeing the national inspection programme, and advising on the implementation the new radiation protection framework.
“New Zealand’s new regulatory framework for radiation protection, safety and security is modelled on international best practice published by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, of which New Zealand is a Member State.”
Brent has represented New Zealand on the IAEA Radiation Safety Standards Committee (RASSC), the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) Nuclear Forensic Expert Group, and the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) Working Group B.