Curriculum Vitae

I’m a medical physics researcher based at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. My research interests include applications of 3D printing in radiation oncology, the quantitative assessment of radiotherapy treatment quality and complexity, and radiation dosimetry. I was previously employed as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Queensland University of Technology and I maintain adjunct academic appointments and continue to supervise higher degree students. Complete lists of publications, presentations and supervisions are available on this site.

Experience

Senior Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist
Cancer Care Services, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

2015 to present

 

Responsible for medical physics research portfolio, supporting the broader research objectives of the radiation oncology department. Duties include clinical service delivery and development, the provision of training for registrars and the supervision of researchers in the department. Maintained an Adjunct Associate Professor appointment at the Queensland University of Technology from 2015. Links: RBWH Profile, QUT Staff Profile, QUT ePrints.

Cancer Care Services Program Clinical Lead
Herston Biofabrication Institute, Brisbane, Australia

2018 to present

 

Program lead for grant-funded research program exploring 3D printing of radiotherapy treatment equipment and quality assurance tools. Supervised research personnel and higher degree research students. Appointed as Adjunct Associate Professor at the HBI-affiliated University of Queensland, from 2020. Links: HBI Profile, UQ Researcher Profile.

Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

2011 to 2015

Developed software for the Monte Carlo simulation and 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.

Sessional Academic
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

2007 to 2010

Supervisor of laboratory experiments and tutor for students in physics classes. Examined student assessment work. Averaged 4.4 / 5.0 in Learning Experience Survey student feedback.

Education

Radiation Oncology Medical Physics Clinical Training
Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine

2019 to 2020

Completed the three year ACPSEM ROMP TEAP clinical training program in record 14 months. Certification conferred on 1st June 2020. Registered as Qualified Medical Physics Specialist, Radiation Oncology (ACPSEM, R00509).

Doctor of Philosophy
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

2007 to 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 and analysed dosimetric differences between Monte Carlo and commercial planning system dose calculations for head and neck carcinomas. Conferred on 4th October 2011. Links: Thesis.

Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons)
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

2002 to 2006

Completed as part of a double-degree program, with an additional Honours year, majoring in Physics. Degree conferred on 15/2/2007.

Bachelor of Information Technology
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

2002 to 2005

Completed as part of a double-degree program, including material on software development and network management. Degree conferred on 14/2/2006.

 Standing

Member of Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine

2013 to present

Active member, with offices held including member of ROMP Workforce Modelling Task Group (from 2020), member of Software Development Task Group (from 2020), EPSM Conference convener (2020), Chair of Professional Standards Board (2016 to 2019), Chair of Queensland Branch (2018), member of Professional Standards Board (2016 to 2020), member of ACPSEM Advisory Forum (2017 to 2020), member of Board of Directors (2016), and member of Queensland Branch committee (2014 to 2018). Frequent attendee of EPSM conference (2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020).

Member of Australasian Brachytherapy Group
Affiliate member of European Society for Radiology and Oncology
Affiliate member of Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group

2020 to present
2019 to present
2013 to present

Achievements

Winner of ACPSEM Boyce Worthley Young Achiever Award

2020

Awarded to a younger member of the ACPSEM (within first 15 years in the profession) in recognition of a significant contribution to physical and engineering sciences in medicine.

Winner of ACPSEM Queensland Bob Fitchew Award

2016

Awarded to a Queensland member of the ACPSEM in recognition of significant contributions to their workplace, the broader physical sciences and engineering community and the ACPSEM.