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Jessica Callen is a Professional staff in the Energy Program working on the CD-LINKS project. She graduated with an MSc in Nuclear Science and Technology from Manchester University and also has a BSc in Politics and International Relations. Her research focuses on nuclear energy, including the health effects of ionizing radiation and the characteristics of severe nuclear emergencies. She has published papers on the Fukushima Daichii nuclear power plant accident and has used various different models for assessing atmospheric dispersion of radioactive material and dose calculations.
Before joining IIASA she worked at the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) supporting scientific research and the preparation of the IAEA Report on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. She has contributed to several technical IAEA publications and was a lecturer at numerous workshops and trainings held for IAEA Member States. She has been to Chernobyl and performed environmental measurements in the contaminated exclusion zone. Prior to moving to Vienna, she lived in Geneva, Switzerland and Mumbai, India managing international development projects at non-governmental organisations.
Last update: 18-APR-2018
Callen J & McKenna T (2018). Saving Lives and Preventing Injuries from Unjustified Protective Actions - Method for Developing a Comprehensive Public Protective Action Strategy for a Severe NPP Emergency. Health Physics 114 (5): 511-526. DOI:10.1097/HP.0000000000000801. (In Press)
Callen J & Homma T (2017). Lessons Learned in Protection of the Public for the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Health Physics 112 (6): 550-559. DOI:10.1097/HP.0000000000000666.
Callen J & McKenna T (2017). Reply to a Discussion of the Relative Merits of Evacuation of Persons with Health Care Needs. Health Physics (In Press)
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