The ISGlobal researcher has been appointed to Committee 3, devoted to radiation protection in medical and veterinary contexts

Isabelle Thierry Chef

Isabelle Thierry-Chef is Associated Research Professor and Head of the Medical Radiation Group at ISGlobal


Isabelle Thierry-Chef, Head of the Medical Radiation Group at ISGlobal, has been appointed as a new member of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). Dr Thierry-Chef will be acting on Committee 3, which addresses the protection of persons and unborn children when ionising radiation is used in medical diagnosis, therapy, and biomedical research, as well as protection in veterinary medicine. Her membership has been confirmed for the period July 2021 – June 2025.

ICRP is an independent non-profit organisation, established to advance for the public benefit the science of radiological protection, in particular by providing recommendations and guidance on all aspects of protection against ionising radiation. ICRP was established in 1928 to respond to growing concerns about the effects of ionizing radiation being observed in the medical community. Today, it is a community of more than 250 globally-recognised experts in radiological protection science, policy, and practice from more than 30 countries

Isabelle Thierry-Chef is an Associated Research Professor at the ISGlobal Radiation Programme. Over the past 15 years, Dr Thierry-Chef has been working on the potential impact of medical exposure to ionising radiation, specifically among paediatric patients.

Currently, she is coordinating the HARMONIC project, a European-funded project devoted to assessing the health impact of cardiac fluoroscopy and modern radiotherapy in children. At the same time, she is coordinating a workpackage dedicated to paediatric scanning within the MEDIRAD project, also funded by the EC.

“It is an honour to join ICRP Committee 3 and contribute to radiological protection in medical settings. I am looking forward to working with renowned experts from around the world and serve medically exposed patients”, says Isabelle Thierry-Chef.