Curriculum Vitae

Experience

Medical Physicist (2015 to present)
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
Senior physicist in the Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist (ROMP) group within Cancer Care Services.

  • Appointed as an adjunct associate professor at QUT.
  • Member of Cancer Care Services research advisory group.
  • Member of Queensland ROMP research advisory group.
  • Chief investigator on RBWH research grant (2016).
  • Supervised PhD and MSc research projects.
  • Chair of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) Professional Standards Board (2016).
  • Contributed to the ACPSEM Queensland branch, as a communications officer.

Research Fellow (2011 to 2015)
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Post doctoral research fellow in the School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering.

  • Developed software for the Monte Carlo simulation of radiotherapy treatment plans.
  • Developed software for batch dosimetric analysis of radiotherapy treatment plans.
  • Collaborated with radiation oncologists, therapists and physicists in academic and clinical environments at a national level.
  • Listed as an author on 23 peer-reviewed papers and 39 conference presentations during appointment.
  • Supervised PhD, MSc and BAppSci (Hons) research projects.
  • Contributed to the ACPSEM Queensland branch, as a communications officer.

Lab Demonstrator and Tutor (2007 to 2010)
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Supervisor of laboratory experiments and tutor for students in physics classes.

  • Examined student assessment work.
  • Averaged 4.4 / 5.0 in Learning Experience Survey (LEX) student feedback.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy; focus on Radiation Oncology Medical Physics
Conferred by the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia on 4/10/2011.

  • Thesis titled “The development of Monte Carlo techniques for the verification of radiotherapy treatments.”
  • Developed software for the Monte Carlo simulation of radiotherapy treatment plans.
  • Analysed dosimetric differences between Monte Carlo and commercial planning system dose calculations for head and neck carcinomas.

Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons)majoring in Physics
Conferred by the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia on 15/2/2007.

Bachelor of Information Technology
Conferred by the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia in 14/2/2006.

Completed training courses include Board Governance Training (provided by Associations Forum) and Effective Supervisory Practices (for supervision of HDR students, provided by the Queensland University of Technology).

Professional Standing

Communication
A complete list of publications is available here. A complete list of presentations is available here.

  • author on 68 published papers and 54 published abstracts
  • presenting first author on 15 conference presentations and co-author on 78 conference presentations
  • co-author of chapter 18 of Radiochromic Film for Radiation Dosimetry, titled Postal and clinical trial dosimetry

Supervision
A complete list of supervised researchers is available here.

  • supervised 3 research personnel
  • supervised 10 PhD students
  • supervised 18 MSc students
  • supervised 1 BSc (Hons) student

Grant Funding
Experience in drafting grant applications for ARC, NHMRC and the RBWH / RBWH Foundation. Assessed applications for the National Health and Medical Research Council. Research and development funding includes:

  • Metro North Hospital & Health Services Program Grant (2018), lead investigator. Total of $474,500 AUD (including in-kind contributions) for “Improving radiation oncology via the application of 3D printing.”
  • Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Research Grant (2016), chief investigator. Total of $40,000 AUD for “Estimating and minimising foetal dose from radiotherapy treatments delivered to pregnant cancer patients.”

Editorial Responsibilities
Associate editor of Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine. Provided peer review for more than 50 papers submitted to 12 scientific journals (available here).

Professional Memberships
Member of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine since 2013. Offices held include Chair of Professional Standards board and Chair of Queensland Branch. Further information is available here. Affiliate member of Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group since 2013.

Achievements
A complete list of achievements and awards is available here. These include winning of the 2016 Bob Fitchew Award, for ACPSEM QLD Branch Member of the Year.