Professor David Andrew Bradley

Prof Bradley

Professor David Andrew Bradley

  • Distinguished Professor
Applied Physics and Radiation Technologies Group, CCDCU


Professor David Andrew Bradley is Head of the Centre for Radiation Sciences at Sunway University and Professor Emeritus of University of Surrey, UK. He has more than 47 years of experience in universities, with 14 of them spent as Director of MSc in Medical Physics programmes at University of Exeter and University of Surrey. He has been Secretary of the International Radiation Physics Society (IRPS) and Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Radiology as well as the journals Applied Radiation and Isotopes and Radiation Physics and Chemistry. He is currently Consulting Editor for the latter two journals. His research interest into the fundamentals of radiation have turned into the applications in biomedical areas and industry as well as areas concerning safe working with radiation including radioanalysis, radiological risks associated with Naturally Occuring Radioactive Material (NORM), techniques for characterisation of media, predominantly biological tissues, radiation effects on cells and tissues, and development of luminescence dosimeters. His interest in the development of luminescence dosimeters led to the formation of two companies — TrueInvivo Limited in the UK and Lumisyns Sdn Bhd in Malaysia.

Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (FIPEM), UK (1998)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FinstP), UK (1998)
  • PhD Radiation Physics, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia (1985)
  • MSc Radiation Physics, London University, UK (1976)
  • BSc (Hons) Physics, Essex University, UK (1975)

Research Interests

  • Applications of ionising radiations in biomedicine and industry
  • Radiological risks associated with Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM)
  • Radioanalytical techniques for characterisation of media
  • Radiation effects on cells and tissues
  • Luminescence dosimetry

Notable Publications

  1. D.A. Bradley, R.Z. Essa, Suat-Cheng Peh, Sin-Yeang Teow, Ming-Tsuey Chew, H.T. Zubair, Adebiyi Oresegun, Azmi Basaif, Kan Yeep Choo, Siti A. Ibrahim, Hairul Azhar Abdul-Rashid (2023). Low dose and low dose rate radioluminescence dosimetry. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 198, 110875. 
  2. D.A. Bradley (2022). The Structure and Mechanical Properties of Type IV Collagen in Lens Basement Membrane: Deterioration with Age and Glycation Reviewed. Journal of Disability Research, 1, 2-11. 
  3. Zubair, H.T., Bradley, D.A., Khairina, M.D. et al. (2023). An extendable optical fibre probe survey meter for naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) and other weak emitters. Scientific Reports, 13, 11918. 
  4. A. Basaif, Adebiyi Oresegun, H.T. Zubair, Hafiz Zin, K.Y. Choo, S.A. Ibrahim, Tingyu Wang, Jianxiang Wen, Dingpeng Gang, Elfed Lewis, H.A. Abdul-Rashid, D.A. Bradley (2023). Time-resolved radiation dosimetry using a cerium and terbium Co-doped YAG crystal scintillator. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 204, 110625. 
  5. S.E. Lam, D.A. Bradley, S.N. Mat Nawi, M.U. Khandaker, S.F. Abdul Sani (2023). Carbon rich media for luminescence-based surface dosimetry and study of associated surface defects. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 199, 110920. 
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