Prof Neil Chapman

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Professor Neil Chapman is a senior scientist with 35 years’ experience in the scientific and strategic aspects of deep and shallow disposal of radioactive wastes, including provision of advice at the highest level to industrial and governmental organisations. He is a Partner of MCM Consulting. His particular skills are in understanding complex technical issues that have strong societal and political facets, with a view to informed and defensible decision-making. A current focus of interest is how the strategic aspects of managing the wastes from nuclear power impact on national and international security and energy planning and policy. He is the author/co-author of over 170 scientific papers and 8 books and has participated in numerous national and international committees concerned with the environmental impact of radioactive waste, technical management of internally funded projects, and has acted as visiting IAEA expert overseas.

Professor Chapman has had six years’ experience managing a large, multi-disciplinary research group engaged in studies on geological aspects of environmental pollution. He has had fifteen years’ experience in management and growth of successful international consulting companies in the UK and Switzerland. In the past he has held the position of Chairman of the International School of Underground Waste Storage and Disposal, Switzerland, organising training courses for industry, regulators and commercial organisations worldwide. He is acting as chairman of several project and advisory groups internationally.