7th International Conference on Geological Repositories - Empowering Progress in Development of Deep Geological Repositories


Lucy Bailey

Nuclear Waste Services (NWS), United Kingdom

Chief of Disposal Safety


Lucy Bailey is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and an Honorary Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Manchester in the UK. Lucy is currently Chief of Disposal Safety at Nuclear Waste Services, leading the technical assurance of all safety case work at NWS. Lucy has over 30 years’ experience in the safety assessment of radioactive wastes, particularly specialising in the development of sound safety case approaches that aid communication. As well as delivering the UK’s generic Disposal System Safety Case, Lucy has been an independent peer reviewer of the Swedish safety case, facilitated safety case discussions with stakeholders in the Swiss disposal programme and participated in IAEA expert missions for Ukraine and China. She is currently a member of the Safety Assessment Review Group for NWMO, Canada. Lucy has a long-standing involvement with the OECD/NEA and was the Chair of the Integration Group for the Safety Case (IGSC) from 2015 - 2021. In 2020, Lucy launched and led the NWS Research Support Office, working with universities to develop and deliver a needs-driven academic research programme to underpin the UK’s geological disposal facility. She has over 50 publications in the field of geological disposal, covering the safety case, research and societal aspects including safety communication