Supervision

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

Research fellow projects

  1. Paul Charles (RBWH, 2019-2021). Implementation of 3D-printed medical devices and quality assurance phantoms in radiotherapy. The work lead to three publications [1,2,3].

Research assistant projects

  1. Jenna Luscombe (RBWH, 2021). Implementation of 3D-printed medical devices in radiotherapy.
  2. Susannah Cleland (RBWH, 2020). Implementation of 3D-printed medical devices and quality assurance phantoms in radiotherapy. The work led to a publication [1].
  3. Tania Poroa (RBWH, 2020). Implementation of 3D-printed medical devices in radiotherapy. The work led to a publication [1].
  4. Elise Obereigner (RBWH, 2019). Implementation of 3D-printed medical devices in radiotherapy. The work led to a publication [1].
  5. Sarah Maxwell (RBWH, 2018-2019). Review of film dosimetry protocols; review of kilovoltage RBE-weighted dose calculations.
  6. Naasiha Cassim (RBWH, 2018). Analysis of ArcCheck QA data; review of HDR brachytherapy documentation; review of medical physics training programs. Supervised with Nancy Yu.
  7. 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].
  8. Somayeh Zolfaghari (RBWH, 2017). Commissioning a hobby cutting device for radiochromic film preparation. Supervised with Kirby Francis. The work led to a publication [1].
  9. 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. Patrick O’Connor (UQ, 2020, part-time). Investigating improvement in quality of kV imaging for image-guided radiotherapy. Supervised with Paul Charles.
  2. Emma Spelleken (UQ, 2020, part-time). Effects of air gaps using 3D printed bolus for small field VMAT treatments. Supervised with Tanya Kairn.
  3. Rachael Wilks (UQ, 2019, part-time). Improving brachytherapy treatments with 3D printing. Supervised with Tanya Kairn and Markus Barth.
  4. James Rijken (QUT, 2017-2020, part-time). Improvements to the delivery and treatment planning of stereotactic body radiotherapy. Supervised with Jamie Trapp, Konstantin Momot and Tanya Kairn. The dissertation was a thesis by publication, available here, and included seven papers [1,2,3,4,5,6,7].
  5. 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 five publications [1,2,3,4,5].
  6. Samuel Peet (QUT, 2016, part-time). Out-of-field dose in contemporary radiation therapy. Supervised with Tanya Kairn and Jamie Trapp. The work has thus far led to five publications [1,2,3,4,5].
  7. 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].
  8. 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].
  9. 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].
  10. 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 [1,2,3,4,5].
  11. 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. Sana Talkhani (QUT, 2020). Developing tolerances and action levels for customised 3D printed bolus. Supervised with Alex Livingstone, Emily Simpson-Page, Tanya Kairn and Paul Charles.
  2. Munirah Alsubaie (QUT, 2020). Use of photogrammetry for production of 3D-printed positive moulds for bolus and shielding. Supervised with Sarah Maxwell.
  3. Anthony Baker (QUT, 2020). Verification of Acuros BV brachytherapy dose calculations by measurements in an inhomogeneous phantom. Supervised with Rachael Wilks and Emily Simpson-Page.
  4. Anas Alzahrani (QUT, 2020). Determination of shielding requirements for superficial and deep therapy. Supervised with Naasiha Cassim and Sarah Maxwell.
  5. Abdulaziz Alghamdi (QUT, 2020). Customised phantoms for the end-to-end testing of non-coplanar radiotherapy treatments for brain cancer. Supervised with Naasiha Cassim and Emily Simpson-Page.
  6. Lovisa Jessen (Lund, 2020). Development of a phantom for the verification of stereotactic arrhythmic radio-ablation treatment deliveries. Supervised with Michael Ljungberg and Rachael Wilks.
  7. Mohammed Atiah Zahrani (QUT, 2019). 3D printing of radiotherapy phantoms. Supervised with Paul Charles. This work led to a publication [1].
  8. Daniel McKnight (QUT, 2019). Radiobiological effectiveness weighted dose profiles for kilovoltage radiotherapy. Supervised with Steven Sylvander and Sarah Maxwell.
  9. Athreya Buddhavarapu (QUT, 2018). Characterising the performance of the PerFraction patient-specific QA system. Supervised with Fran Gibbons.
  10. Emma Whittle (QUT, 2017-2018). Measurement of tissue-phantom ratios in small radiotherapy fields. Supervised with Tanya Kairn, Shadi Khoei and Emma Spelleken. The work lead to two published abstracts [1,2].
  11. Naasiha Cassim (QUT, 2017-2018). Dosimetric plan quality for treatments of multiple brain metastases. Supervised with Mark West, Yurissa Ikeda and Tanya Kairn. The work lead to a published abstract [1].
  12. 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. The work lead to a published abstract [1].
  13. Dylan McGrath (QUT, 2017). Commissioning of the Varian Portal Dosimetry (VPD) QA solution. Supervised with Nancy Yu and Kirby Francis.
  14. Candice Milewski (Université Paris-Saclay, 2017). Evaluation of different metal artefact reduction algorithm in radiotherapy treatments. Supervised with Rachael Wilks and Tanya Kairn. The work lead to a published abstract [1].
  15. David Garrott (QUT, 2017). Monte Carlo modelling of electron beam ouput for irregular cut-outs. Supervised with Nancy Yu and Alex Livingstone.
  16. Abdullah Alharbi (QUT, 2017). Developing patient specific quality assurance for spine SABR plans. Supervised with Steven Sylvander and Kirby Francis.
  17. Yongqian Yin (QUT, 2016-2017). Investigation of interplay in IMRT treatments for breast cancer. Supervised with Tanya Kairn and Steven Sylvander. The work lead to a published abstract [1].
  18. Sheldon Uprichard (QUT, 2016-2017). Acuros XB dose calculations for lung SABR dose treatments. Supervised with Nigel Middlebrook and Kirby Francis.
  19. Timothy Tang (QUT, 2016). Evaluating patient specific pre-treatment QA practices. Supervised with Alex Livingstone and Darren Cassidy. The work led to a publication [1].
  20. Emma Spelleken (QUT, 2016). Evaluating published film dosimetry methods. Supervised with Bess Sutherland and Tanya Kairn. The work led to a publication [1].
  21. 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].
  22. 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].
  23. Anthony Orth (QUT, 2016). Total skin electron therapy treatment techniques. Supervised with Phil Back and Steven Sylvander. The work led to a published abstract [1].
  24. 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].
  25. 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].
  26. 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].
  27. Patrick Stevenson (QUT, 2015). Measuring small field output factors. Supervised with Diana Binny and Steven Sylvander. The work led to a published abstract [1].

Undergraduate student projects

  1. Christopher Dowdle (UQ, Engineering thesis, 2021). Automated quality assurance of brachytherapy cancer treatment delivery. Supervised with Rachael Wilks.
  2. Weizhen Li (UQ, Engineering thesis, 2021). Streamlined design of shielding for radiotherapy skin cancer treatments. Supervised with Rachael Wilks and Emily Simpson-Page.
  3. Susannah Cleland (QUT, Vacation research, 2019). Development of a customisable 3D-printed mouth-piece for head and neck radiation therapy. Supervised with Elise Obereigner. The work led to a publication [1].
  4. Andre Asena (QUT, Honours, 2012). The sensitivity of optically stimulated luminescent dosimeters across beam-matched linear accelerators. Supervised with Tanya Kairn. The work led to a publication [1].