Joanne Hill is an Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the nuclear industry holding senior roles in academic, regulatory and commercial environments. She is a specialist in radioactive waste management, with experience in the civil nuclear energy programme covering operational and decommissioning sites, new build and geological disposal facilities. Joanne is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM) and holds a Ph.D in Radioactive Waste Management.
After gaining her Ph.D she worked as a Senior Research Fellow in the Immobilisation Science Laboratory at the University of Sheffield, before moving to Nirex (now Radioactive Waste Management Ltd.) as the Wasteform Research Manager focusing on the provision of underpinning evidence to support the Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) concept.
Joanne moved to the private sector in 2006 and has worked in a number of consultancy roles covering a broad range of the civil nuclear sector. She is currently a Technical Director at Hydrock NMCL. Throughout her career, Joanne has developed a wide and in depth knowledge and experience in the field of Radioactive Waste Management and Disposal in addition to the personal qualities necessary to build and maintain strong business relationships.