Michael Repacholi received his BSc in Physics at the University of Western Australia, MSc in Radiation Biology from London University, UK and his PhD in Biology at Ottawa University, Canada in 1980. He is currently Visiting Professor in the Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications (DIET) at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy. He initiated the International EMF Project at the World Health Organization in Geneva in 1995 and was made Coordinator of WHO’s Radiation and Health Unit until his retirement in June 2006.He was a founding member and chaired the International Non-Ionizing Radiation Committee of the International Radiation Protection Association (INIRC/IRPA) and was the founding Chairman of the International Commission on-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) in 1992. In May 1996 he was elected as an Emeritus member of ICNIRP. He is the author or co-author of over 220 scientific publications and has participated in 10 WHO task groups on various NIR. He was awarded honorary doctorates in 2002 from the Minsk Medical University for his contribution to Belarus on the Chernobyl accident and from San Marco University in 2011for his contribution to Peru on non-ionizing radiation protection issues.

Prior to this he was awarded:

  • the W.G. Morgan Lectureship for “Outstanding international contributions to the radiation field” June 1993 by the Health Physics Society,
  • honorary life membership in the Italian Radiation Protection Society in 1994,
  • the Russian Academy of Medical Science’s Speransky Gold Medal for “Great contributions to protection against ionising and non-ionizing radiation” and the NW Timofeef-Ressovsky Medal for “Valuable contribution to research on the effects of non-ionizing and ionizing radiation on human health and the environment” in 2004.
  • Dr. Repacholi is Fellow and Past President of the Australian Radiation Protection Society, and Fellow and Past President of the Australian College of Physical Sciences and Engineering in Medicine.





1st-3rd OCTOBER 2019