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Our people-our expertise: Matthew Wiggins

Our people-our expertise


Matthew Wiggins

Qualifications | Research interests | Publications | Presentations | Memberships

Matthew is a Health Physicist at Forensic and Scientific Services Radiation and Nuclear Science unit. He has a demonstrated history working in the radiation safety industry, working to measure environmental radioactivity with gamma spectrometry units, conducting radiation land surveys, operating equipment to measure the atmospheric concentration and exhalation rates of Radon-220 and Radon-222, and managing sealed and unsealed resources.

Matthew is currently undertaking training to become a Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) to support the improvement of radiation safety management at FSS.


  • Bachelor of Science (Physics, Minor in Astrophysics), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Qld.

Research interests and expertise

  • Radiological uptake of foods and plants
  • Radon and thoron exhalation
  • Long-term storage of radioactive materials


Akber A, Wiggins M, (2019). A Review of Dose Rate Meters as First Responders to Ionising Radiation. Journal of Radiation Protection and Research, 44(3) 97-102. DOI: 10.14407/jrpr.2019.44.3.97


5th Asian and Oceanic IRPA Regional Congress on Radiation Protection.

People's Choice Winner - Radon Exhalation loss from thin layers of fine grains - Models and experimental estimates.



Matthew Wiggins
Health Physicist, Radiation and Nuclear Science

phone: +61 7 3096 2906