UWA Medical Physics Blog

Yearly Archives: 2015

Three of our postgraduate students attended the EPSM-2015 conference in Wellington, New Zealand from 8th to 12th of November. Calyn Moulton presented part of his PhD project. The titles of his presentations were: ● Parameters for the Lyman-Kutcher-Burman model of normal tissue complication probability based on late rectal bleeding events after prostate radiotherapy. ● LateRead more…

 

Back to top

 

Today, the 21st of October 2015, the medical physics group weekly meeting was held at UWA main campus. Here is a group photo of the staff and some of our postgraduate students. Our group is growing fast! Top Row (right to left): Ryan Begley , Mike House, Blake Segler, Nick Gale, Calyn Moulton, Angel  Kennedy,Read more…

 

Back to top

 

A big congratulation to Colm Morrison and Marco Marcello for winning awards from the WA branch of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) on the 12th of September 2015. Colm has been awarded the Robert Stanford award for the best submission in medical physics for his MSc thesis entitled “Development,Read more…

 

Back to top

 

Western Australian universities are seeking applicants for unique PhD scholarships as described at this link “Forrest Scholarships“.  These are aimed at attracting students with exceptional talent, imagination and potential. They are for both Australian and international students. The University of Western Australia Medical Physics group welcomes inquiries from suitable physics, mathematics, engineering and computer scienceRead more…

 

Back to top

 

We are hosting a Danish Medical Physicist, Dr. Hans Lynggard Riis, from Odense University Hospital from  August to mid-December this year. He is sponsored by the medical equipment company Elekta as well as the Nordic Association for Clinical Physics (NACP). He is undertaking some collaborative projects, particularly with Dr. Pejman Rowshanfarzad. Their research project isRead more…

 

Back to top

 

The work of Azrul Yahya, PhD student in the Medical Physics group, has been given some extra promotion with a figure related to one of his papers featured on the cover of the European Radiation Oncology journal, “Radiotherapy and Oncology“. Azrul’s work involves trying to determine what factors in the radiotherapy treatment of men withRead more…

 

Back to top

 

Back to top

 

This is the second profile article based upon interviews with three staff members from the Medical Technology and Physics Department at Perth’s Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. This article will be on Medical Physicist Steven Crossley.  Steven has a Bachelor in Physics and Chemistry with joint Honours from the University of Manchester and a Master’s in “TheRead more…

 

Back to top

 

A big congratulations to Azrul Yahya for winning a Young Investigator Travel Award at the 15th International Congress of Radiation Research in Kyoto, Japan. Azrul has written an article on the experience. I had the privilege of attending the 15th International Congress of Radiation Research in Kyoto, Japan last May. The conference, held every four years inRead more…

 

Back to top

 

Recently I had the privilege of interviewing some staff members from the Medical Technology and Physics Department at Perth’s Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. The aim of these interviews is to provide an insight into the areas of Radiochemistry and Medical Physics, particularly for the benefit of those interested in getting into the area.  This firstRead more…

 

Back to top

 

Congratulations to Benjamin Hug, who passed his Medical Physics Registrar written exam with flying colours. Below, Ben has provided some background information on the exam and the requirements for the registrar program. The Training Education and Assessment Program (TEAP) is a training program facilitated by the Australasian College of Engineers and Physical Scientists in MedicineRead more…

 

Back to top

 

Three members of the Radiation Oncology group had the privilege of attending the 2015 ESTRO meeting in Barcelona. This is one of the world’s premier conferences in Radiation Oncology, which this year combined presentations of research activities spanning clinical radiation oncology, medical physics, radiation therapy technology, brachytherapy and radiobiology. PhD students Calyn Moulton and AzrulRead more…

 

Back to top

 

The Western Australian branch of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists & Engineers in Medicine is having its first event of 2015. There will be two talks, the opportunity to meet the ACPSEM President, Dr Sean Geoghegan, and dinner at Tiamos in Nedlands following the event. The first talk is ‘Writing for Publication’ by Alun HRead more…

 

Back to top

 

In February 2015 the Targeting Cancer campaign released a video to showcase radiation therapy as a safe, effective and sophisticated treatment for patients with cancer. It aims to increase public and professional awareness of radiotherapy. For more information on the Targeting Cancer campaign visit www.targetingcancer.com.au. As an initiative of The Royal Australian and New Zealand CollegeRead more…

 

Back to top

 

Back to top

 

This semester we welcome Kelly MacKinnon, who joins us on a science communication placement.Hi, I’m Kelly MacKinnon and I’m currently undertaking a BSc at UWA, majoring in Physics and Science Communications. As part of my science communications major I have the privilege of writing for the UWA Medical Physics program. I am currently hoping toRead more…

 

Back to top

 

Today we visited Hollywood Primary School, our CSIRO Scientists in Schools partner, for a lunchtime Q&A session. This “Lunch in the Lab” event was open to students throughout the school who were curious about science. The students asked their burning science questions, which were answered by resident scientist Dr Anita Adhitya. The students had many great, thoughtful questions! We look forward to anotherRead more…

 

Back to top

 

Back to top

 

Colm Morrison, our first medical physics graduate, was recently featured on the UWA Faculty of Science Facebook page, where he shared his experiences and his study and career tips.   How to apply for UWA Medical Physics Program Find out more about this program

 

Back to top

 

During February 2-11, the Radiation Oncology group hosted Dr Sarah Gulliford from the Royal Marsden Hospital / Institute for Cancer Research, Sutton, United Kingdom. Sarah first visited in March 2012. Since then, several members from the group have visited Sarah in Sutton. Sarah’s research focuses on the reactions of normal tissues following radiotherapy and has assistedRead more…

 

Back to top

 

Back to top

 

The Cancer Council Western Australia Postdoctoral Fellowship is offered for an outstanding early career researcher who will contribute to the field of cancer research in WA. The fellowship is for up to $75,000 pa ($90,000 pa for clinical appointments) for 3 years with funding available from 1 January 2016. Applications are now open. Applications close 3 April,Read more…

 

Back to top

 

This week we welcome Dr Sarah Gulliford, Research Physicist from the Royal Marsden Hospital, who is visiting the Radiation Oncology group at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Prof. Martin Ebert and PhD students, Azrul Yahya and Calyn Moulton, visited collaborators at the Royal Marsden just over a year ago. Dr Gulliford works on outcomes analysis from trials for prostate and headRead more…

 

Back to top