United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Elena Buglova

Ms Elena Buglova is the Head of the Incident and Emergency Centre of the International Atomic Energy Agency.  Ms Buglova gained her professional experience in radiation protection and in preparedness for emergency response in Belarus, a country heavily affected by the Chernobyl accident.

Before joining the IAEA in 2002, Ms Buglova was working as the Head of the Laboratory of Radiation Safety and Risk Analysis at the Institute of Radiation Medicine of Belarus.She was involved in the development and justification of criteria for protective actions in Belarus after Chernobyl and in assessment of risk coefficients for radiation induced health effects among the Belarusian population after the Chernobyl disaster. She took part in the missions to the contaminated areas of Belarus and was involved in explaining to the local population various issues of radiation and radiation protection.

She was also involved in updating the national emergency procedures for iodine thyroid blocking, as well as emergency plans, based on the Chernobyl experience.

She holds both a PhD and DSc in medical science. Since 2002 she has been working on IAEA’s standards, guidelines, and tools in emergency preparedness and response, also in the capacity of building preparedness response in Member States as well as on IAEA’s in-house preparedness protocols. She has also been Head of the Incident and Emergency Centre during the Full Response Mode operations within the IAEA’s response to the Fukushima Daiichi accident.
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