Our People

Director Centre for Medical Radiation Physics

Distinguished Professor Anatoly Rozenfeld; MSc PhD

Theme leader: Micro- and nano-dosimetry and particle therapy

Semiconductor and scintillator radiation detectors. Radiation Dosimetry/microdosimetry/nanodosimetry applied to medical physics, radiation protection including space and high energy physics. Proton and Heavy ion therapy.

Administrative Staff

Donna Brownlee

Executive Assistant for Distinguished Professor Rozenfeld
Administrative Assistant for CMRP


Academic Staff

Senior Professor Peter Metcalfe BSc, PhD

Theme leader: Radiation oncology physics - clinical implementation

Radiotherapy physics: modulated radiotherapy, image guidance, radiological optimisation, dosimetry, MRI applications to radiotherapy treatment and planning


Professor Tomas Kron; PhD:
Principal Medical Physicist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Radiotherapy physics, TLD, dosimetry, clinical trials


Professor Michael Lerch BSc, PhD

Theme leader: Radiation instrumentation for dosimetry in radiation therapy, medical imaging and space radiation detectors and applications

Solid state physics, optical and nuclear spectroscopy, medical applications of semiconductor devices, scintillators.


Associate Professor Rodney Vickers BSc, PhD


Optical properties of semiconductors, semiconductor physics.


Associate Professor Susanna Guatelli PhD

Theme leader: Monte Carlo simulations on mini-micro- and nanoscale

Monte Carlo simulations for medical physics applications, radiation physics, physics education


Associate Professor Marco Petasecca PhD

Theme leader: medical electronics for radiation detectors

Semiconductor detectors, nuclear electronics, readout electronics for medical dosimetry


Dr Moeava Tehei DEA, PhD

Theme leader: targeted nano-therapy technologies

Biophysics, Nanomedicine, Radiation Biology, Neutron Scattering, Nanophysics, Solid State Physics


Dr Giordano Biasi PhD

Design, fabrication and characterisation of semiconductor radiation detectors for dosimetry applications; Geant4 Monte Carlo simulations and CAD for semiconductor technology


Dr Dean Cutajar BSc, MSc, PhD

Radiation detectors and simulations for radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging applications


Dr Enbang Li PhD

Optoelectronics


Dr Alessandra Malaroda PhD


Dr Brad Oborn BSc, MSc, PhD

Monte Carlo Modelling in MRI


Dr Yujin Qi PhD

Nuclear medicine, gamma camera instrumentation, molecular imaging, radiation detectors.


Dr George Takacs BSc, PhD

Monte Carlo Simulations of radiation detectors, Infra Red spectroscopy.


Dr Linh Tran MSc, PhD

Semiconductor radiation detectors for dosimetry and microdosimetry in proton and heavy ion therapy and radiation protection in space applications


Dr Saree Alnaghy

Radiation detection system for dose imaging for IMRT, VMAT and Brachytherapy, software development for image guidance in radiation therapy


Dr David Bolst, PhD

Monte Carlo simulations for medical radiation physics applications, with a particular focus on microdosimetry and hadron therapy

 


Honorary Academic Staff

University of Wollongong

Associate Professor Bill Zealey; BSc, PhD:
Medical imaging, astronomy and astrophysics.


Dr Iwan Cornelius; PhD:
Managing Director, Amentum Defence and Security


Dr Phil Simmonds; MSc, PhD:
Nanoscale physics-phenomena.


Dr Michael Weaver; PhD:
Semiconductor detectors, Nuclear electronics and interfacing for medical dosimetry and mechanical design.

 

Illawarra Cancer Care Centre (ICCC), Wollongong Hospital Honorary Academic Staff

Associate Professor Martin Carolan; BSc, PhD
Chief Physicist, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, Wollongong Hospital, Wollongong
BNCT, nuclear medicine, Monte Carlo calculations applied to radiation dosimetry, semiconductor dosimetry


Mr Dean Wilkinson; MSc:
Medical Physics Specialist, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, Wollongong Hospital, Wollongong

 

St George Cancer Care Centre, St. George Hospital Honorary Academic Staff

Ms Anna Ralston; BSc, MSc:
Director of Medical Physics, St George Cancer Care Centre, Kogarah, Sydney
Radiation Oncology Physics

 


Honorary Staff

Clinical Medical Physics

Professor Barry J. Allen; BSc, PhD, DSc;
Conjoint Professor University of Western Sydney
Radiation oncology, medical physics, targeted alpha therapy, BNCT.


Dr Stephanie Corde-Tehei; BSc, PhD:
Deputy Director of Radiation Oncology Medical Physics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, Australia


Professor Martin Ebert; PhD:
Director of Physics Research, Radiation Oncology, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth Australia
Radiotherapy physics, clinical trials outcomes analysis, radiobiology, mathematical modelling.


Dr Nick Hardcastle; PhD:
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Radiotherapy physics, dosimetry


Dr Lois Holloway; PhD:
Research Physicist, Liverpool Hospital, Department of Medical Physics
Radiobiology modelling, radiation therapy, IMRT.


Dr Gary Liney; PhD:
Senior Research Physicist, Ingham Institute for Medical Research & Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre, Liverpool, Sydney, Australia
MRI in Radiotherapy & MRI-Linac


 

Joel Poder, BMRP(Hon), M.Sc., PhD

Brachytherapy, EBRT on a linac, clinical dosimetry, MOSkin dosimetry


 

Dr Amy Walker; PhD:
Research & Development Medical Physicist, Liverpool & Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres and the Ingham Institute
Radiation Therapy, MRI applications in radiotherapy, Adaptive radiotherapy, Clinical translation


Professor Steve Meikle; PhD:
Brain and Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
PET, SPECT, dynamic imaging, PET isotope production


Associate Professor Yang Wang; PhD:
Director of Medical Physics, ROC - Radiation Oncology Institute, NSW
Radiation dosimetry, film dosimetry, IMRT, planning

Clinical Radiation Oncology Physicians

Professor Michael Jackson; MD:
Director of Radiation Oncology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, Australia
Radiation Oncology, Brachytherapy, Proton Therapy, Hypothermia


Professor Daniel Moses; MD
Director of Medical Imaging, Northern Hospital Network South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, Randwick, Sydney


Professor Monica Rossleigh; MD:
Director, Nuclear Medicine Department, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Medical Imaging, SPECT, Gamma Camera

Industry

Professor Richard Banati; PhD:
Distinguished Research Fellow, ANSTO


Dr Peter Bradley; BE(Elec-1st class), ME (Biomed), PhD:
Ultra low power communications & Biomedical Systems Engineering Consultant, Sydney, Australia.
Microdosimetry, semiconductor dosimetry, wireless medical devices


Professor David Cohen; BSc, PhD:
Chief Research Scientist, ANSTO
Microprobe and synchrotron radiation.


Associate Professor Jason Dowling; PhD:
Senior Research Scientist & Project Leader (Clinical Imaging), CSIRO


Professor Marie-Claude Gregoire; PhD:
Leader, Human Health, ANSTO


Associate Professor Greg Kaplan; MSc, PhD:
Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Liverpool NSW, Australia
Hadron therapy, dosimetry, radiobiology.


Dr Dale Prokopovich: PhD:
ANSTO


Dr Mark Reinhard; BSc, PhD;
ANSTO;
Radiation damage in silicon detectors, microdosimetry.


Dr Mitra Safavi-Naeini: BSc, MSc, PhD:
Imaging Quantification Research Leader, Human Health, ANSTO
PET instrumentation, Image reconstruction


Professor James Tickner: BSc, PhD:
CSIRO
Monte Carlo simulations, Radiation Detectors Instrumentation, Homeland security


Honorary Staff (International)

Professor Chris Beltran

Professor Medical Physics
Chair Division of Medical Physics, Director Particle Therapy Technical Operations, Consultant Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida USA


Professor Gustavo Garcia: PhD:

Instituto de Matemáticas y Física Fundamental. CSIC, Madrid, Spain
Radiation damage in molecules, Monte Carlo simulations, nanodosimetry


Professor Alex Gektin: MSc, PhD, DSc:

Institute for Scintillator Materials and AMCRYS-H, Ukraine;
Scintillator materials and scintillator radiation detectors


Professor Yigal Horowitz: BSc, PhD:

Ben Gurion University
Theory of TLD, nanodosimetry with TLD


Professor Brian Hutton: BSc, PhD:
UCL, UK
Nuclear Medicine, medical imaging and image reconstruction.


Professor Wolfgang Tome: BSc, PhD:

Professor of Radiation Oncology, Professor of Neurology, Albert Einstein Medical College, New York, USA;
Bioeffects of focused ultrasound and photodynamic therapy; Use of functional MR to define and characterise high-risk volumes for risk adaptive radiotherapy; Use of functional MR imaging to assess treatment response of tumours to therapy; Mitigation of normal tissue radiation injury using pharmacological interventions and conformal avoidance techniques; Use of nonlinear systems theory to predict and eventually control (ie stabilise) breathing; Development of advanced dosimetry systems for spot scanning proton dosimetry.


Dr Jeannie Wong: PhD:

Senior Lecturer, Department of Biomedical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine University of Malaya, Malaysia


Professor Andrew Wroe: BSc, PhD:

Loma Linda University Medical Centre;
Proton therapy, microdosimetry, Monte Carlo simulations


Technical Staff

Peter Ihnat; BE (Elec), BSc (Phys):

Electronics, single-chip micros, programming, music, astronomy and anything technical.


Terry Braddock;

Radiation detectors for teaching and radiation instrumentation


Current Postgraduate Research Students

Title

First Name

Last Name

Course Name

Thesis Title

Mr

Abass

Khochaiche

Master of Philosophy - EIS

Lanthanum Manganite nanoparticles combined with Methotrexate for radiation dose enhancement and theranostic applications

Mr

Michael

Lawson

Master of Philosophy - EIS

Whole body CT dose for paediatric patients

Dr

Rashmi

Nigam

Master of Philosophy - EIS

Streamlining auto-contouring of multiple bone metastasis from lump primary: Investigating different auto-segmentation techniques

Miss

Alice

O'Keefe

Master of Research - EIS

Synthesis and Characterisation of Barium-Doped Nanoparticles of LaxMn03.

Mr

Raed

Althobaiti

Doctor of Philosophy

Characterization and development of enhanced radiation dosimetry using Graphene-analogue materials for radiotherapy applications

Mr

Taleb

Alwadi

Doctor of Philosophy

Establishment of Diagnostic Reference Levels for Adult Computed Tomography (CT) Examinations Performed in Australia

Mr

James

Archer

Doctor of Philosophy

Developing High Spatial-Resolution Fibre-Optic Dosimeter

Mr

Owen

Brace

Doctor of Philosophy

Advanced In-Vivo Dose Verification with Silicon Diode Array and EPID Co-Registration

Miss

Taylah

Brennen

Doctor of Philosophy

3D-Brachyview

Mr

Jarryd

Buckley

Doctor of Philosophy

Patient Rotation in MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy: Development of Enabling Technology

Ms

Meng

Cai

Doctor of Philosophy

Iterative cone-beam CT reconstruction

Miss

Madeline

Carr

Doctor of Philosophy

Treatment Response Monitoring and Potential Dose Boosting Using MRI Scan Information

Mr

Andrew

Chacon

Doctor of Philosophy

Dose Quantification and Enhancements for Particle Therapy

Miss

Emily

Debrot

Doctor of Philosophy

Characterisation of the Dose Magnifying Glass for Heavy Ion Therapy Quality Assurance

Mr

Justin

Delaney

Doctor of Philosophy

Investigating the physics of gamma-ray induced nuclear reactions

Mr

Shaun

Delpiano

Doctor of Philosophy

Gamma Activation Analysis for on-line Mineral Sorting Applications

Miss

Elette

Engels

Doctor of Philosophy

Lanthanide nanoparticles for image guided multimodal therapies

Mr

Sijan

Gautam

Doctor of Philosophy

Development of a Portable Detector for the Measurement of Glomerular Filtration Rate Using Radionuclides

Mr

 

Heranudin

Doctor of Philosophy  Development of 4πβ (Plastic Scintillator) - 4πγ Detection System for Radionuclide Standardization 

Mr

Yunfei

Hu

Doctor of Philosophy

Develop Motion Management Techniques for Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy Treatments on TomoTherapy

Miss

Elisa

Jager

Doctor of Philosophy

Climate Variability in the Murray-Darling Basin

Mr

Benjamin

James

Doctor of Philosophy

Quality Assurance Dosimetry in Particle Therapy

Mr

Matthew

Jones

Doctor of Philosophy

Investigation into the Effects of Land Clearing and Changing Landscapes on Rainfall Patterns in Australia

Mr

Albert

Le

Doctor of Philosophy

Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Complex Treatment Deliveries

Mr

Mitchell

Lielkajis

Doctor of Philosophy

Clinical Dosimetry of Alpha DaRT

Mr

Levi

Madden

Doctor of Philosophy

Temporal Separation of Scintillation and Cerenkov Radiation Produced by Fiber Optic Dosimeters in Pulsed Megavoltage Photon Beams

Mr

Dominic

Maes

Doctor of Philosophy

Optimization of Pencil beam...

Mr

Luis

Munoz

Doctor of Philosophy

Clinical Implementation of Silicon Monolithic Detectors for Small Field Dosimetry

Miss

Timia

Osman

Doctor of Philosophy

Localization Accuracy of PET-CT Defined Target Volumes under Respiratory Motion for Radiation Therapy

Mr

Jason

Paino

Doctor of Philosophy

Development and Experimental Validation of a Monte Carlo Based Treatment Planning System for Microbeam Radiation Therapy

Mr

Vladimir

Pan

Doctor of Philosophy

Radiobiological Effectiveness of Charged Particle Therapeutic Beams: Experimental Derivation and Application for Treatment Optimization

Miss

Elizabeth

Patterson

Doctor of Philosophy

Skin Dose Enhancement from an Inline MRI-Linac: Dosimetry with MOSkin and Dose Magnifying Glass

Miss

Stefania

Peracchi

Doctor of Philosophy

Silicon on insulator microdosimetry in aviation and space. Development of innovative detector for radiation protection.

Ms

Jessie

Posar

Doctor of Philosophy

Characterisation of Organic Electronic Components for Dosimetry in Radiotherapy

Mr

Robert

Raposio

Doctor of Philosophy

Porosas Target for MO-99 Production

Miss

Natalia

Roberts

Doctor of Philosophy

Assessing MRI-linac based Radiotherapy Uncertainties

Mr

Lewis

Robertson

Doctor of Philosophy

Enhanced methods of Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance for Explosives and Narcotics

Mr

Harley

Rutherford

Doctor of Philosophy

Development of a Novel Dose Quantification Method for Heavy Ion Radiotherapy Using In-Beam Positron Emission Tomography Imaging

Miss

Fang-Yi

Su

Doctor of Philosophy

Radiation Detector For Quality Assurance of the Alpha DART (Diffusion Alpha-emitters Radiation Therapy) Technology

Ms

Madiha

Tai

Doctor of Philosophy

Ion Chamber Response in Magnetic Field Coupled with Electric Field for Radiotherapy Application

Mr

Nathan

Thorpe

Doctor of Philosophy

Kilovolt Range Characterisation and Diagnostic Applications of the MOSkin Dosimeter

Mr

Michael

Valceski

Doctor of Philosophy

'Enhancement of Radiation Therapies Using High-Z Nanoparticles and Drugs'

Ms

Sarah

Vogel

Doctor of Philosophy

Investigation into the Use of Lanthanide Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for the Theranostic Treatment of Cancer

Mr

James

Vohradsky

Doctor of Philosophy

The Development of New Generation Microdosimetry for Quality Assurance in Hadron Therapy and BNCT

Mr

Jack

Webster

Doctor of Philosophy

Development of a Real-Time Toxic Elements Analyser using X-ray Fluorescence

Miss

Melek

Zarifi

Doctor of Philosophy

Real Time Dosimetry of Proton Therapeutic Beam Using Prompt Gamma

Mrs

Ramaq

Al-Qadhi

Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated)

In-Vivo Skin Diode Dosimetry For In-Vivo High Dose Rate Prostate Brachytherapy

Mrs

Taghreed

Al-sudani

Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated)

Skin verification in head and neck cancer with eXaSkin bolus and VMAT

Mr

Samer

Bakr

Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated)

Development of Simulation Tools for Micro and Nano-Dosimetry

Ms

Carolyn

Hollis

Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated)

Multimodal Therapy: A Combination of Oncothermia, Microbeam Radiation Therapy and Nano Therapy

Mr

Muhammad

Salman

Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated)

Development of In Vivo Real Time Innovative Radiation Dosimetry for Diagnostic Radiology (CT and Fluoroscopy)

Mr

Mohammed

Al Towairqi

Doctor of Philosophy

Development of Magic Scintillating Plastic Fibre-Optic System (MSPFOS) for Real-time Dosimetry HDR Brachytherapy

Mr

Sultan

Alhujaili

Doctor of Philosophy

Pre-treatment and in-vivo dosimetric verification in Intensity Modulated Arc Therapy using silicon detectors

Mrs

Sarah

Alnaghy

Doctor of Philosophy

High Resolution Radiation Dosimetry in an MRI-Linac Using Novel Silicon Array Detectors

Miss

Lauren

Bell

Doctor of Philosophy

Reducing Tumour Volume Uncertainty for the Benefit of Radiation Therapy Cancer Patients

Mr

Matthew

Cameron

Doctor of Philosophy

Microbeam Radiation Therapy Development of Instrumentation and Software Tools for Quality Assurance

Mr

Trent

Causer

Doctor of Philosophy

Study of Dosimetry and Magnetic Fields From MRI Linac's

Mr

Lachlan

Chartier

Doctor of Philosophy

Development of a Solid State Quality Assurance System for Scanning Beams in Proton and Heavy Ion Therapy

Mr

Andrew

Dipuglia

Doctor of Philosophy

Development of a silicon-on-diamond dosimeter for Microbeam Radiation Therapy

Mr

Mitchell

Duncan

Doctor of Philosophy

High Spatial Resolution Silicon Detectors for Dosimetry in Moving Target Radiotherapy

Mr

Aaron

Merchant

Doctor of Philosophy

Development & characterisation of a novel silicon strip detector & magic plate array of silicon detectors for use in quality assurance of hadron beam radiotherapy

Mr

Matthew

Newall

Doctor of Philosophy

Innovative silicon detector for 3D construction of Dose in External beam radiotherapy

Mr

Joel

Poder

Doctor of Philosophy

Development and commissioning of various solid state detectors and dedicated phantoms for patient specific HDR brachytherapy QA

Mr

Matt

Westlake

Doctor of Philosophy

Characterisation of Lanthanum Manganite Nanoparticles Doped with Silver for use in Hyperthermic Treatment