Dr Ian Fairlie is an independent consultant on radiation in the environment with degrees in chemistry and radiation biology. His doctoral studies at Imperial College in London and at Princeton University in the US examined the health effects of nuclear waste technologies.

Dr Fairlie has been a consultant to the UK Government and was Scientific Secretary to the UK Government’s Committee Examining Radiation Risks of Internal Emitters. Dr Fairlie remains a consultant to IPPNW, environment NGOs, and local governments in several countries.

Dr Fairlie’s area of expertise is the estimation of doses/risks from radionuclide emissions at nuclear facilities.  He has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals on epidemiology studies of childhood leukemias near nuclear facilities, and the hazards of tritium.