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SHARE SRA Research line 1: Social, political, psychological, historical and economic factors influencing perceptions, expectations and behaviours
regarding radiological protection and applications of ionising radiation 

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Liutsko, L., Ohba, T., Cardis, E., Schneider, T., & Oughton, D. (2018). Socio-economic, historical and cultural background: implications for behaviour after radiation accidents and better resilience, Chapter of book in: Environmental Health Risks: Ethical Aspects (Zölzer F and Meskens G, Eds.), Chapter 3, pp. 28- 42, UK: Routledge, Oxford.

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SHARE SRA Research line 2: Holistic approaches to governance of ionising radiation exposure situations

Diaz-Maurin, F., Yu, J., & Ewing, R. C. (2021). Socio-technical multi-criteria evaluation of long-term spent nuclear fuel management strategies: A framework and method. Science of The Total Environment, 777(C), 146086.

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Liutsko, L., Oughton, D., Sarukhan, A., Cardis, E., & SHAMISEN Consortium. (2020). The SHAMISEN Recommendations on preparedness and health surveillance of populations affected by a radiation accident. Environment international, 146, 106278.

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Rossignol, N., Turcanu, C., Fallon, C., & Zwetkoff, C. (2014) “How are you vulnerable?”: Using participation for vulnerability analysis in emergency planning. Journal of Risk Research, 1-20.

SHARE SRA Research Line 3: Responsible Research and Innovation in radiological protection and applications of ionising radiation

Marika Hietala & Robbe Geysmans (2020). Social sciences and radioactive waste management: acceptance, acceptability, and a persisting socio-technical divide. Journal of Risk Research, DOI: 10.1080/13669877.2020.1864010

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Perko, T., Jourdain, J.R. & Raskob, W. (2015). Public declaration after the RICOMET Conference: Appeal to implement Responsible Research and Innovation in Euratom nuclear research, development and activities.

SHARE SRA Research line 4: Stakeholder engagement practices in relation to radiological protection and applications of ionising radiation

Martell, M., Perko, T., Tomkiv, Y., Long, S., Dowdall, A., Kenens, J. (2021). Evaluation of citizen science contributions to radon research. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOACTIVITY, 237, Art.No. ARTN 106685.

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Diaz-Maurin, F., Yu, J., & Ewing, R. C. (2021). Socio-technical multi-criteria evaluation of long-term spent nuclear fuel management strategies: A framework and method. Science of The Total Environment, 777(C), 146086.

Martell, M., Perko, T., Tomkiv, Y., Long, S., Dowdall, A. & Kenens, J. (2021). Evaluation of citizen science contributions to radon research. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 237, 106685.

Geysmans. R, Zeleznik, N., Abelshausen, B., Duranova, T., Schieber, C., Schneider, T., . . . Cantone, M. C. (2020). Broadening and strengthening stakeholder engagement in emergency preparedness, response and recovery. Radioprotection, 55 HS2.

Liutsko, L., Montero, M., Trueba, C., Sala, R., Gallego, E., Sarukhan, A., & Cardis, E. (2020). Stakeholder participation in nuclear and radiological emergency preparedness and recovery in Spain: benefits and challenges of working together. Journal of Radiological Protection, 40(1), N1. doi:

Mays, C. (2020). Going up: riding the risk escalator with Ortwin. Journal of Risk Research. DOI: 10.1080/13669877.2020.1738531

Perko, T.; Martell, M. and Turcanu, C. (2020). Transparency and stakeholder engagement in nuclear or radiological emergency management, Radioprotection, 1-6

Turcanu, C., Schieber, C., Schneider, T., Fallon, C., Geysmans, R., Perko, T., & Pölzl-Viol (2020). Stakeholder engagement in the management of indoor radon exposures. Radioprotection,, 1-7

Turcanu, C., Van Oudheusden, M., Abelshausen, B., Schieber, C., Schneider, T., Zeleznik, N., . . . Polzl-Viol, C. (2020). Stakeholder engagement in radiological protection: Developing theory, practice and guidelines. Radioprotection, 55(HS2), S211-S218. doi:10.1051/radiopro/2020036

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Liutsko, L., & Cardis, E. (2018). P II–3–8 Benefits of participation citizen science in recovery programs (post-nuclear accidents). Occup Environ Med, 75(Suppl_1): A45-A46

Perko, T., Monken-Fernandes, H., Martell, M., Zeleznik, N., & O’Sullivan, P. (2017). Societal Constraints Related to Environmental Remediation and Decommissioning Programmes. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, published on line doi: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2017.06.014

Bergmans, A. & Verhaegen, M. (2016). How stakeholder and citizen participation influences evaluation criteria for megaprojects. The case of the Belgian LILW repository. In: Lethonen, M., Joly, P-B., Aparicio, L. (eds.) Socioeconomic evaluation of megaprojects. Dealing with uncertainties. London/New York: Routledge – Earthscan, 111-133. ISBN 978113865611

Mays, C. (2014). Sustainable Management of Radioactive Waste: What Can India Learn from Stakeholder Engagement in the West? In R. Moor & M.V.R. Gowda (eds) India’s Risks: Democratizing the Management of Threats to Environment, Health, and Values. New Delhi: Oxford University Press India.

SHARE SRA Research line 5: Risk and health communication 

Grilo, A. M., Vieira, L., Carolino, E., Costa, M., Galaio, S., Melo, I., Geão, A., Santos, A. and Colarinha, P. (2020). Cancer Patient Experience in a Nuclear Medicine Department: Comparison Between Bone Scintigraphy and 18F-FDG PET/CT, JNMT, Volume 48(3): 254-264. doi: 10.2967/jnmt.119.239285

Malone, J. (2020) X-rays for medical imaging: Radiation protection, governance and ethics over 125 years. Physica Medica 79:47-64. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejmp.2020.09.012

Perko, T., Benighaus, L., Tomkiv, Y., & Wolf, H. V. (2020). Guidance on communicating about uncertainties in nuclear emergency management. Radioprotection, 55, 2020028. doi: 10.1051/radiopro/

Perko, T., & Martell, M. (2020). Communicating nuclear and radiological emergencies to the public: how and to what extent are European countries prepared? International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 50. doi:

Perko, T. and Turcanu, C. (2020). Is internet a missed opportunity? Evaluating radon websites from a stakeholder engagement perspective. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 212.

Grilo, A.M., Vieira, L., Carolino, E., Ferreira, J. and Neves, M. (2019) Addressing the patient experience in myocardial perfusion scintigraphy, Trends Med (19) 1-4 doi: 10.15761/TiM.1000175

Perko, T., Monken-Fernandes, H., Martell, M., Zeleznik, N., O’Sullivan, P. (2019). Societal constraints related to environmental remediation and decommissioning programmes. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity (196) 171-180

Diaz-Maurin, F. (2018). Chronic long-term risk of low-level radiation exposure: Bridging the lay/expert divide. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 74(5), 335–339.

Gallego, E., Cantone, M. C., Oughton, D., Perko, T., Prezelj, I., & Tomkiv, Y. (2017). Mass media communication of emergency issues and countermeasures in a nuclear accident: Fukushima reporting in European newspapers. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 173, 163-169. doi:doi:10.1093/rpd/ncw334

Grilo, A.M., Vieira, L., Carolino, E., Oliveira, C., Pacheco, C., Castro, M. and Alonso, J. (2017). Anxiety in Cancer Patients during 18F-FDG PET/CT Low Dose: A Comparison of Anxiety Levels before and after Imaging Studies, Nursing Research and Practice Volume 2017, 1-9,

Vyncke, B., Perko, T., & Van Gorp, B. (2017). Information Sources as Explanatory Variables for the Belgian Health-Related Risk Perception of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident. Risk Analysis, 37, 570-582. doi:10.1111/risa.12618

Mays C., Valuch J., Perko T., Daris I., Condi C., Miskiewicz A., Zakrzewska G., Constantin M., Diaconu D., Kralj M., Železnik N. (2016). Looking for citizen-centered communication: Dialogues between radiological protection or nuclear safety specialists and media professionals. Journal of Radiological Protection 36, 2. DOI: 10.1088/0952-4746/36/2/S143

Perko, T. (2016). Risk Communication in the Case of the Fukushima Accident: Impact of Communication and Lessons to Be Learned. Integr Environ Assess Manag., 12(4), 683-686. doi:10.1002/ieam.1832

Perko, T., Tomkiv, Y., Prezelj, I., Cantone, M. C., Gallego, E., & Oughton, D. H. (2016). Communication with Media in Nuclear or Radiological Emergencies: General and Practical Recommendations for Improvement. Journal of Radiation Protection, 51(HS2), S163-S169. DOI: 10.1051/radiopro/2016057

Prezelj, I., Perko, T., Cantone, M. C., Gallego, E., Tomkiv, Y., & Oughton, D. H. (2016). The limits of public communication coordination in a nuclear emergency: lessons from media reporting on the Fukushima case. Journal of Radiological Protection, 36, 45–63.

Turcanu, C., El Jammal, M. H., T., P., Baumont, G., Latré, E., & Choffel de Witte, I. (2016). Satisfaction with information about ionising radiation: a comparative study in Belgium and France. Journal of Radiological Protection, 36, 122–142.

Perko, T. (2015). How to Communicate about Radiological Risks? A European Perspective. Fukushima Global Communication Programme; Working Paper Series, 19, 1-13.

Perko, T., Mays, C., Valuch, J., & Nagy, A. (2015). Mass and New Media: Review of Framing, Treatment and Sources in Reporting on Fukushima. Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism, 5, 252. doi:10.4172/2165-7912.1000252

Perko, T., Tomkiv, Y., Oughton, D. H., Cantone, M. C., Gallego, E., Prezelj, I., & Byrkina, E. M. (2015). Units related to radiation exposure and radioactivity in mass media: The Fukushima case study in Europe and Russia. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 164 (1-2), 154-159.

Scheer, D., Benighaus, C., Benighaus, L. et al. (2014) The Distinction Between Risk and Hazard: Understanding and Use in Stakeholder Communication. Risk Analysis, 34 (7) 1270-1285

Perko, T., Thijssen, P., Turcanu, C., & Van Gorp, B. (2014). Insights into the reception and acceptance of risk messages: nuclear emergency communication. Journal of Risk Research, 17(9), 1207-1232.

Perko, T., & Turcanu, C. (2013). Reporting on Fukushima. Nuclear Engineering International, 58 (704), 38-40.

Perko, T., van Gorp, B., Turcanu, C., Thijssen, P., & Carlé, B. (2013). Communication in Nuclear Emergency Preparedness: A Closer Look at Information Reception. Risk Analysis, 10.1111/risa.12048. doi:10.1111/risa.12048

Perko, T., Zeleznik, N., Turcanu, C., & Thijssen, P. (2012). Is Knowledge Important? Empirical Research on Nuclear Risk Communication in Two Countries. Health Physics, 102(6), 614-625. doi:10.1097/HP.0b013e31823fb5a5

Perko, T., Turcanu, C., & Carlé, B. (2012). Media Reporting of Nuclear Emergencies: The Effects of Transparent Communication in a Minor Nuclear Event. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 20, 52-56.

Perko, T. (2011). Importance of Risk Communication During and After a Nuclear Accident. Integrated Environmental Assesement and Management, 7(3), 388–392.

SHARE SRA Research line 6: Radiological protection culture

Hoti, F., Perko, T., Thijssen, P., Renn, O. (2021). Who is willing to participate? Examining public participation intention concerning decommissioning of nuclear power plants in Belgium. Energy Policy, 157:112488, doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2021.112488

Renn, O., Klinke, A., Schweizer, P.-J., Hoti, F. (2021). Risk Perception and Its Impacts on Risk Governance. Environmental Science, doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199389414.013.2

Barraza, F.; Cardis, E.; Cantone, M.C.; Charron, S.; Doremus, P.; Duranova, T.; Economides, S.; Gschwind, R.; Lafage, S.; Liutsko, L.; Murith, C.; Schieber, C. and Schneider, T. (2020). ENGAGE Project: Final report on case studies, including recommendations and guidelines on building and enhancing radiation protection culture. CONCERT Deliverable 9.87.

Glesner, C., Van Oudheusden, M., Turcanu, C., & Fallon, C. (2020). Bringing symmetry between and within safety and security cultures in high-risk organizations. Safety Science, 132, 104950.

Schieber, C., Pölzl-Viol, C., Cantone, M.C., Železnik, N., Economides, N., Gschwind, R., Abelhausen, B., Savu, D., Lafage, S., Liutsko, L., Charron, S., Turcanu, C. and Geysmans, R. (2020). Engaging health professionals and patients in the medical field: role of radiological protection culture and informed consent practices. Radioprotection 55(HS2), S235–S242.

Schneider T, Maître M, et al. (2019). The role of radiological protection experts in stakeholder involvement in the recovery phase of post-nuclear accident situations: Some lessons from the Fukushima-Daïchi NPP accident. Radioprotection 54(4): 259–270.

Rossignol, N., & Van Oudheusden, M. (2017). Learning from Incidents and Incident Reporting: Safety Governance at a Belgian Nuclear Research Center. Science, Technology, & Human Values, 42(4), 679-702.