Dr Emilie van Deventer is the Team Leader of the Radiation Programme at the World Health Organization which deals with non-ionizing and ionizing radiation topics related to human health. She has been working at WHO since 2000 where she heads the International EMF Project, the Ultraviolet INTERSUN Programme and the International Radon Project.
Dr van Deventer received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, USA. She was a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto in Canada from 1992 to 2000.
Dr van Deventer is a member of the Swedish Radiation Protection Authority (SSM) Independent Group on Electromagnetic Fields. She is the WHO Observer on the Main Commission of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). She is author/co-author of over 50 scientific publications.