Mike Thorne has a PhD in experimental high energy physics. He then spent five years with the Medical Research Council working on the biokinetics and radiotoxicity of radionuclides. Subsequently, Mike has had over thirty years of consultancy experience in modelling the transport of radionuclides in the environment, and he is also a former Scientific Secretary to the International Commission on Radiological Protection. He maintains a wide interest in all aspects of radiological protection and is a staunch supporter of the Society for Radiological Protection (SRP). He is an Honorary Fellow of the SRP and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. Currently, Mike is working on various projects related to the radiological impacts of nuclear power stations, constraints on land use in the vicinity of nuclear and other hazardous facilities, and site characterisation and assessment studies for solid radioactive waste disposal in the UK, Scandinavia and the United States.