Professor of Environmental Radioactivity
University of Stirling
David Copplestone is Professor of Environmental Radioactivity at the University of Stirling in the UK. After gaining a BSc in Applied Biology at Imperial College, London and a PhD in environmental radioactivity at the University of Liverpool, he spent a further ten years at Liverpool studying the fate and behaviour of radionuclides in the environment. He then spent six years running the Radioactive Substances Research programme for the Environment Agency in England and Wales before moving to Stirling in 2010. His current research focuses on radiological risk assessment to better understand the effects of, and how ecological systems adapt to, environmental stress caused by, exposure to ionising radiation.
David is a member of the International Commission on Radiological Protection Committee 4 (Applications) and was on Committee 5 (Environmental Protection) between 2009 and 2017.