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Our people-our expertise: Dr John Wallace (retired)

Our people-our expertise

Dr John Wallace (ret.)

John has recently retired from service. If you are interested in his work and would like to know more, please contact us.

Qualifications | Publications | Memberships

John is the specialist Health Physicist within Forensic and Scientific Services Radiation & Nuclear Science unit, responsible for radiation related regulatory compliance, quality and staff training. He assists the Principal Health Physicist with the management and training of the health physicists and radiochemists within the unit.

John has an interest in Monte Carlo modelling of radiation transport which was fostered during his PhD and is able to provide the unit with the capacity to conduct environmental radiological modelling.

Previous career experience include radiation physicist, regulator with Queensland Health, and teaching. He has previously acted as an expert advisor and witness for the Australian Parliament Senate Select Committee on the dangers of radioactive waste.

John is also currently a fully registered teacher and has supervised post-graduate research students.


  • PhD 'The in-vivo measurement and Monte Carlo modelling of x-ray fluorescence of bone lead'. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
  • Master of Applied Science (Medical Physics), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physics), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
  • Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.


Wallace JD, Kleinschmidt R. (2019) Large area NORM calibration pads: technical report RNSTR-001. Technical report, Queensland Government, Brisbane, Qld.

Wallace JD (2019?) Kerma conversion factors for near infinite plane NORM sources. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. (Submitted)