Top Nuclear Safety Expert Joins Plymouth Science Park
One of the country’s leading radiological and nuclear safety experts is using his knowledge and experience to help local schools, hospitals and contractors – all with the assistance of Plymouth Science Park.
Dr Paul Jarvis is the director of Jarvis Nuclear. He aims to provide nuclear and radiological advice to clients who use radioactive materials – and to help minimise exposure to ionising radiation.
His company has recently become a virtual client at PSP which allows it access to a vast array of on-site facilities – including conference facilities, meeting areas and the PSP café (which overlooks a pond and has stunning views of the city).
Dr Jarvis is one of only a couple of hundred people in the country to be granted the title of Radiation Protection Advisor and is one of only 70 Fellows of the Society for Radiological Protection. He has more than 25 years of experience in both defence and civil nuclear engineering industries.
His company aims to help local hospitals which often use x-rays together with schools, colleges and universities which use radioactive sources in science classes. He can also provide advice on how to detect radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas, which is relatively common in Devon and Cornwall.
“The benefits of having a virtual office at Plymouth Science Park are immense,” says Dr Jarvis. “It is an exceptionally professional environment with top specialists from the world of engineering and science.”
“I’ve felt very welcomed by the on-site team and have already attended a number of beneficial meetings with marketing, finance and conferencing experts.”
Dr Jarvis gained his PhD in Radiation Detection from the University of Surrey following his MSc in Radiation and Environmental protection. He also holds an MBA from the University of Plymouth.