Malcolm Grimston

Professor / Author, Imperial College of London

In this episode, we discuss...

  • Malcolm’s background in psychology

  • Malcolm’s work in public perception and nuclear politics at the Atomic Energy Authority and 

  • A summary of Malcolm’s books including Civil Nuclear Energy and Double or Quits: The Future of Civil Nuclear Energy

  • A look at the relationship between the public, scientific-technical sphere, and political spheres

  • The political and psychological aftermath of Fukushima

  • Why the general public is afraid of nuclear despite it being the safest energy source

  • Ways in which the nuclear industry can improve its communications strategy to dispel fear

  • The lethal pitfalls of regulations surrounding radiological protection

  • Why “nuclear going wrong is better than coal going right”

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