Join us on the 2nd November at Hinxton Hall for an exploration of the ‘connected person’ and their connected environment

Update on current knowledge of RF Safety 2022

Brought to you by The Radio Technology Group

A National Register of RF Workers event supported by the Cambridge Wireless Radio Technology SIG which will review the current knowledge of RF Safety.

About the event

We’re delighted to announce that this year’s annual event will be held in person for the first time since 2019. It is being hosted at the University of Birmingham’s brand-new conference park and hotel in collaboration with the Radio Tehcnology SIG at Cambridge Wireless.

The event will cover a broad range of topics but with an overarching focus on the implications of RF Safety for the workforce and the general public. The meeting will be conducted across two sessions. The first will explore practical elements of the accurate modelling and measuring of RF exposure at a range of sites. The second will report on the findings of the COSMOS study (the international study exploring the impacts of mobile telephones on public health), the new study exploring the health effects of 5G and the work of the recently launched National Spectrum Centre.

The full day event will have a range of guest speakers from across industry, and academia, including Link Microtek, BT Telecom, Imperial College London and University of Bristol. The day will conclude with a panel discussion where our speakers will be joined by experts in the field to directly answer the questions of delegates.

Who is it for? The meeting is suitable for senior management, and health, safety and environment professionals in companies where staff exposure to RF can exceed public guidelines. It will be particularly useful for all those who seek further clarity and guidance on the impact of working with RF.

What will I get out of this? Those attending will gain a better understanding of the potential and perceived risk of RF, the practical issues of measuring RF in the workplace and how it might be managed and mitigated.

Please note this event will operate under the Chatham House Rule.

There is a small registration fee of £20 plus VAT to attend. Please note there is limited capacity at this event so early registration is advised.

Organised by National Register of RF Workers

The National Register of RF Workers who work in the telecommunication, broadcast and allied industries.

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Supported by CW (Cambridge Wireless)

The leading community for companies in wireless, internet, semiconductor and software technologies.

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Registration and networking over refreshments


Welcome from Maria Kelly, Leonardo and Chair of the RF Register


An introduction to CW from Brian Collins, BSC Associates & CW Radio Technology Group


Session 1: Chaired by Maria Kelly, Leonardo and Chair of the RF Register


Nigel Turner, Link MicroTek


Richard Hargreaves, EE / BT


Hugo Bibby, Link MicroTek


Networking lunch


Session 2: Chaired by CW Radio Technology SIG Champion, Brian Collins, BSC Associates


Frank de Vocht, Professor in Epidemiology and Public Health, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol


Name to be confirmed, National Spectrum Centre, Aberystwyth University


Name to be confirmed, COSMOS, Imperial College London


Panel Session with all speakers, chaired by Maria Kelly, Leonardo and Chair of the RF Register

SIG Champions

Mark Beach - Professor of Radio Systems Engineering, University of Bristol (Communication Systems & Networks Research Group)

Mark Beach received his PhD for research addressing the application of Smart Antenna techniques to GPS from the University of Bristol in 1989, where he subsequently joined as a member of academic staff. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1996, Reader in 1998 and Professor in 2003. He was Head of the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering from 2006 to 2010, then spearheaded Bristol’s hosting of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Communications. He is the Co-Director of this centre. He leads research in the field of enabling technologies for the delivery of 5G and beyond wireless connectivity; which includes the recent award of an EPSRC Prosperity Partnership in the field of Secure Wireless Agile Networks (SWAN). Mark’s current research activities are delivered through the Communication Systems and Networks Group, forming a key component within Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab. He has over 30 years of physical layer wireless research embracing the application of Spread Spectrum technology for cellular systems, adaptive or smart antenna for capacity and range extension in wireless networks, MIMO aided connectivity for through-put enhancement, experimental evaluation and optimization of Massive MIMO, Millimetre Wave technologies as well as flexible RF technologies for SDR modems. With a strong industrially focused research portfolio, he is also the School Research Impact Director.

Brian Collins - Managing Consultant, BSC Associates

Brian has designed antennas for applications including radio and TV broadcasting, base stations, handsets and consumer products, and has operated his own consultancy firm for the last 12 years. He has published more than 70 papers on antenna topics and contributed chapters to several recent textbooks. He operates a small consultancy company, chairs the Antenna Interface Standards Group and is an Honorary Visiting Professor in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London.

Vidhya Sridhar - Consultant, TTP plc

Vidhya Sridhar is a consultant at The Technology Partnership (TTP) Plc. She has a background in digital signal processing and physical layer design and development. In her PhD at Imperial College London, she carried out research on array signal processing techniques with applications in 5G and defence. Prior to her PhD, she spent three years working on physical layer design and development in LTE and WiMAX at Broadcom (India) and Alcatel Lucent (India) respectively.

Peter Topham - Principal Engineer, Qualcomm Technologies International

Peter has more than 30 years experience of RF and high-speed circuit design, taking chips into production ranging from FM Band II through cellular, Bluetooth and on to UWB at 10GHz. He has been with Qualcomm for 7 years, specialising in low-power RF design for portable and wearable products.

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Edgbaston Park Hotel & Conference Centre, 53 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2RS

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