Career Paths in Physics
- The event will be conducted via Zoom, and anyone interested is welcome to attend.
- The seminar series will kick off on March 9, 4:30-5:30 pm and run each week until May 18.
- The seminars will be followed by Q&A sessions.
Johnny Morales, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
Dr Johnny Morales completed his school studies in Wollongong at Smith’s Hill High School in 1992. It was there that he started becoming very interested in science, particularly physics. After completing the HSC, Johnny enrolled at The University of Wollongong to study a Bachelor of Medical Physics (BMedPhys). He completed his BMedPhys with First Class Honours in 1998 and then went on to study a Master of Science part-time. The area of research was the development of plastic scintillators in radiation therapy. Johnny started working full time as a clinical Medical Physicist in 2001 at St Vincent’s Hospital, in Sydney. He completed his professional accreditation, awarded by the Australasian College of Medical Physicists and engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) in 2006. During his professional career, he has been involved in Brachytherapy, Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT), Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT), Total Body Irradiation (TBI) and Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRS). His experience and knowledge have allowed him to help with supervision and mentoring of new medical physicists and supervision of clinical projects. Johnny's enthusiasm has also allowed him to contribute to the physics teaching curriculum for doctors in radiation oncology. Johnny also completed his PhD in 2018 at the University of Technology, Queensland (QUT). His studies contributed to the knowledge of small field dosimetry in stereotactic radiotherapy. The outputs from this PhD work included five peer-reviewed articles in international journals, as well as a book chapter. Johnny is currently employed at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in Sydney as a senior radiation oncology medical physicist, where he is contributing to both the clinical and research work.