Advancing radiation-related activities in Australia and beyond.

About Us

Radiation is imperative in medicine and industry. CRREI uses strategic opportunities in Australia to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of Australian industries, particularly where radiation-related issues are present.


High-quality research through collaborations to solve industry problems.

CRREI is developing collaborative research grant opportunities to build on the success of the ARC Research Hub for Australian Copper-Uranium.

In 2020, an environmental science collaboration with CSIRO will commence, including a radiation research project into bush tucker biosphere modelling.

CRREI is also expanding research into the effects of radon in the lung in a five-year collaboration with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and Bruce Power.


An international hub providing qualifications to individuals, students and organisations.

CRREI is establishing tertiary education courses, including short courses for industry professional development, to satisfy industry, government and research needs.

We work with organisations including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Australian Radiation Protection And Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA), Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to develop CRREI as a hub for education in nuclear technologies and their applications.


Fundamental and applied programs to find new ways to understand, treat and process radionuclides.

Our advanced radiation laboratories and analytical capabilities include gamma-ray spectrometry, alpha-particle spectroscopy, alpha and beta particle counting, radiation monitoring and imaging.

The Prescott Environmental Luminescence Laboratory provides geochronology for earth sciences, archaeology, palaeontology and environmental radiation measurements such as retrospective dosimetry, nuclear forensics and food irradiation testing for the food and agriculture industry.

Innovative techniques already developed include optimising Atom Trap Trace Analysis, biological and materials analysis, and low-level radiation detection using optical fibre technologies.



The Team

Associate Professor Tony Hooker

CRREI Director

+61 (0) 439 961 018

Dr Ruth Shaw

CRREI Manager

+61 (0) 417 891 958

Professor Nigel Spooner

Director, Prescott Environmental Luminescence Laboratories

+61 (0) 448 367 101

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