Supervision

Research projects for which I have been involved in a supervisory role are listed below, in the following order:

Most of the students listed below were enrolled at the Queensland University of Technology.

Research staff projects

These projects were completed during paid internship, research assistant or research fellow appointments within a clinical department.

  1. Paul Charles (RBWH, 2019). Implementation of 3D printed treatment equipment and phantoms in radiotherapy.
  2. Elise Obereigner (RBWH, 2019). Implementation of 3D printed treatment equipment in radiotherapy.
  3. Sarah Maxwell (RBWH, 2018-2019). Review of film dosimetry protocols; review of kilovoltage RBE-weighted dose calculations.
  4. Naasiha Cassim (RBWH, 2018). Analysis of ArcCheck QA data; review of HDR brachytherapy documentation; review of medical physics training programs. Supervised with Nancy Yu.
  5. Candice Milewski (RBWH, 2017). Effect of skin colour on optical surface monitoring of radiotherapy patients. Supervised with Tanya Kairn, Samuel Peet and Steven Sylvander. The work led to a publication [1].
  6. Somayeh Zolfaghari (RBWH, 2017). Commissioning a hobby cutting device for radiochromic film preparation. Supervised with Kirby Francis. The work led to a publication [1].
  7. Samuel Peet (RBWH, 2016). Estimating and minimising foetal dose from radiotherapy treatments delivered to pregnant cancer patients. Supervised with Craig Lancaster, Tanya Kairn, Jamie Trapp, Robyn Cheuk and Steven Sylvander.

Doctoral student projects

  1. Rachael Wilks (QUT, 2019, part-time). Improving brachytherapy treatments with 3D printing. Supervised with Jamie Trapp, Mia Woodruff and Tanya Kairn.
  2. James Rijken (QUT, 2017, part-time). Improvements to the delivery and treatment planning of stereotactic body radiotherapy. Supervised with Jamie Trapp, Konstantin Momot and Tanya Kairn. The work has thus far led to six publications [1,2,3,4,5,6].
  3. Liting Yu (QUT, 2017, part-time). Developing new methods of dose evaluation for VMAT patient specific plans. Supervised with Jamie Trapp and Tanya Kairn. The work has thus far led to three publications [1,2,3].
  4. Samuel Peet (QUT, 2016, part-time). Out-of-field dose in contemporary radiation therapy. Supervised with Tanya Kairn and Jamie Trapp. The project has thus far led to two publications [1,2].
  5. Diana Binny (QUT, 2015-2019, part-time). Radiotherapy quality assurance using statistical process control. Supervised with Tanya Kairn, Konstantin Momot and Jamie Trapp. The dissertation was a thesis by publication, available here, and included eight papers [1,2,3,4,5,7,8].
  6. Orrie Dancewicz (QUT, 2014, part-time). Development and verification of a novel 3D dosimetry technique for tomotherapy. Supervised with Tim Markwell and Jamie Trapp. The work has thus far lead to one publication [1].
  7. Shaun Smith (QUT, 2013-2017). Development of three-dimensional dosimetry for radiotherapy. Supervised with Jamie Trapp and Kye-Simeon Masters. The dissertation was a traditional thesis, available here, and included four publications [1,2,3,4].
  8. Andre Asena (QUT, 2013-2017). Dose distributions in the vicinity of high-density materials in radiotherapy. Supervised with Tanya Kairn and Jamie Trapp. The dissertation was a traditional thesis, available here, and included five publications [1,2,3,4,5].
  9. Johnny Morales (QUT, 2011-2019, part-time). Advances in very small x-ray field dosimetry for circular cones used in stereotactic radiosurgery. Supervised with Jamie Trapp. The dissertation was a thesis by publication, available here, and included six papers [1,3,5].
  10. Paul Charles (QUT, 2011-2015). Very small field dosimetry. Supervised with Tanya Kairn, Christian Langton and Jamie Trapp. The dissertation was a thesis by publication, available here, and included six papers [1,2,3,4,5,6].

Masters student projects

  1. Mohammed Atiah Zahrani (QUT, 2019). 3D printing of radiotherapy phantoms. Supervised with Paul Charles.
  2. Daniel McKnight (QUT, 2019). Radiobiological effectiveness weighted dose profiles for kilovoltage radiotherapy. Supervised with Steven Sylvander and Sarah Maxwell.
  3. Athreya Buddhavarapu (QUT, 2018). Characterising the performance of the PerFraction patient-specific QA system. Supervised with Fran Gibbons
  4. Emma Whittle (QUT, 2017-2018). Measurement of tissue-phantom ratios in small radiotherapy fields. Supervised with Tanya Kairn, Shadi Khoei and Emma Spelleken.
  5. Naasiha Cassim (QUT, 2017-2018). Dosimetric plan quality for treatments of multiple brain metastases. Supervised with Mark West, Yurissa Ikeda and Tanya Kairn.
  6. Georgia Brown (QUT, 2017-2018). Dosimetric impact of gating of modulated breast radiotherapy using an optical surface monitoring system. Supervised with Tanya Kairn and Steven Sylvander.
  7. Dylan McGrath (QUT, 2017). Commissioning of the Varian Portal Dosimetry (VPD) QA solution. Supervised with Nancy Yu and Kirby Francis.
  8. Candice Milewski (Université Paris-Saclay, 2017). Evaluation of different metal artefact reduction algorithm in radiotherapy treatments. Supervised with Rachael Wilks and Tanya Kairn.
  9. David Garrott (QUT, 2017). Monte Carlo modelling of electron beam ouput for irregular cut-outs. Supervised with Nancy Yu and Alex Livingstone.
  10. Abdullah Alharbi (QUT, 2017). Developing patient specific quality assurance for spine SABR plans. Supervised with Steven Sylvander and Kirby Francis.
  11. Yongqian Yin (QUT, 2016-2017). Investigation of interplay in IMRT treatments for breast cancer. Supervised with Tanya Kairn and Steven Sylvander.
  12. Sheldon Uprichard (QUT, 2016-2017). Acuros XB dose calculations for lung SABR dose treatments. Supervised with Nigel Middlebrook and Kirby Francis.
  13. Timothy Tang (QUT, 2016). Evaluating patient specific pre-treatment QA practices. Supervised with Alex Livingstone and Darren Cassidy.
  14. Emma Spelleken (QUT, 2016). Evaluating published film dosimetry methods. Supervised with Bess Sutherland and Tanya Kairn. The work led to a publication [1].
  15. Somayeh Zolfaghari (QUT, 2016). Stereotactic radiosurgery for multiple brain metastases: a dose-volume study. Supervised with Tanya Kairn and Mark West. The work led to a publication [1].
  16. Shamirah Nabankema (QUT, 2016). Wearable in-vivo dosimetry for total body irradiation and total skin electron irradiation. Supervised with Diana Binny and Steven Sylvander. The work led to a publication [1].
  17. Anthony Orth (QUT, 2016). Total skin electron therapy treatment techniques. Supervised with Phil Back and Steven Sylvander.
  18. Zac Pross (QUT, 2015-2016). Monte Carlo simulation of radiological properties of Fricotan moulding material for brachytherapy. Supervised with Craig Lancaster and Sanna Nilsson. The work led to a publication [1].
  19. Samuel Peet (QUT, 2015-2016). Estimating dose to cardiac pacemakers and cardioverter-defibrillators in radiation oncology patients. Supervised with Phil Back, Rachael Wilks and Tanya Kairn. The work led to a publication [1].
  20. Benjamin Perrett (QUT, 2015). 3D printing of air slab caps for correction free small field diode measurements. Supervised with Paul Charles and Tim Markwell. The work led to a publication [1].
  21. Patrick Stevenson (QUT, 2015). Measuring small field output factors. Supervised with Diana Binny and Steven Sylvander.

Honours student projects

  1. Andre Asena (QUT, 2012). The sensitivity of optically stimulated luminescent dosimeters across beam-matched linear accelerators. Supervised with Tanya Kairn. The work led to a publication [1].