Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward

Associate Professor

School of Health Sciences (Medical Radiation Science)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
Research expertise is in medical dosimetry and radiation protection in the areas of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine.

Teaching Expertise
Teaching expertise is in instrumentation in medical imaging and research methods.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Birmingham - UK
  • Bachelor of Science (Physics), University of Wales, Swansea

Keywords

  • Computer Radiography
  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Dosimetry
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Mammography
  • Medical instrumentation
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiation Protection
  • Research Methods
  • X-ray Instrumentation
  • radiation physics

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 80
160599 Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2004 -  Examiner The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
Australia
1/01/2003 -  Assessor - Mammography Quality and Accreditation Program The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
Australia

Invitations

External Reviewer - Programs

Year Title / Rationale
2004 External review for physics courses
Organisation: University of Sydney Description: External review for physics courses in MRS Program at University of Sydney

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2004 Breast Cancer: Benefits of a Screening Programme
Organisation: Fiji Society of Radiographers Description: Keynote Address Breast Cancer: Benefits of a Screening Programme. Fiji Society of Radiographers Annual Conference, December 2004
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2002 Warren-Forward H, Patient Dose Levels and Risk in Diagnostic Radiology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, 157 (2002) [A3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward

Chapter (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2002 Appleby LN, Cairns RB, Crosby WB, Hoskins R, Warren-Forward H, 'A Comparative Study of Patient Dose in Chest Radiography: Plain Film Radiography v's Computed Radiography', Patient Dose Levels and Risk in Diagnostic Radiology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia 157 (2002) [B2]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2002 Warren-Forward H, 'Patient Dose Levels and Risk in Diagnostic Radiology: An Introduction', Patient Dose Levels and Risk in Diagnostic Radiology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia 157 (2002) [B2]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2001 Warren-Forward H, Smith AN, Shah GA, 'Safety with Ultrasonic Facilities', Health and Safety Manual, International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists, Ontario, Canada (2001) [B2]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Tony Smith
1999 Bradley D, Ng K, Warren-Forward H, Abdullah B, 'Subject Dose in Radiological Imaging: An Introduction', Subject Dose in Radiological Imaging, Elsevier, United Kingdom 289 (1999) [B1]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
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Journal article (63 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 James D, Warren-Forward H, 'Research methods for formal consensus development.', Nurse Res, 22 35-40 (2015)
DOI 10.7748/nr.22.3.35.e1297
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2014 Elith C, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Comparing four volumetric modulated arc therapy beam arrangements for the treatment of early-stage prostate cancer', Journal of Medical Radiation Science, 61 91-101 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/jmrs.52
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Shane Dempsey
2014 McKiernan ST, Chiarelli P, Warren-Forward H, 'Diagnostic Ultrasound for Assessment of Pelvic Floor Muscle Contraction: Frequently Asked Questions.', Journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women's Health, Spring 37-43 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Pauline Chiarelli, Sharmaine Mckiernan
2014 Surjan Y, Donaldson D, Ostwald P, Milross C, Warren-Forward H, 'A Review of Current Treatment Options in the Treatment of Ocular and/or Periocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Horses: Is There a Definitive "Best" Practice?', Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, (2014) [C1]

This review examines the most commonly reported treatment options for ocular squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and periocular squamous cell carcinoma (POSCC) in horses and proposes t... [more]

This review examines the most commonly reported treatment options for ocular squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and periocular squamous cell carcinoma (POSCC) in horses and proposes to conclude on the most viable method based on available published studies in terms of treatment outcome, known side effects, advantages, disadvantages, and reliability of available evidence. After a literature search for peer-reviewed published articles, seven most commonly reported on treatments for OSCC and/or POSCC were identified: surgery, photodynamic therapy, carbon dioxide (CO2) laser ablation, radiofrequency hyperthermia, cryotherapy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Combination therapies were supported as a most successful recommendation; however, when considering site-specific outcomes, the following conclusions may be drawn: limbal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) was most effectively treated with surgery and adjunctive therapy including CO2 laser ablation, mitomycin C, and brachytherapy; third eyelid SCC reported good outcomes when treated with surgery alone (clear margins) and in combination with brachytherapy for unclear margins; eyelid SCC, surgical resection was usually limited and most reports supported the use of adjunctive brachytherapy, although photodynamic therapy appeared to be a promising new treatment. It was deemed unreasonable to conclude on the best treatment for cornea, conjunctivae (palpebral and bulbar), and medial canthi in isolation because of lack of evidence. A consistently favored treatment for OSCC and/or POSCC in horses does not currently exist. The presentation of data in the literature and its lack of consistency make it impossible to statistically analyze and make comparative conclusions on treatment outcomes. This review provides a basis for further research to establish a best-practice protocol. © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.jevs.2014.04.005
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Patricia Ostwald
2014 Surjan Y, Ostwald P, Milross C, Warren-Forward H, 'Radiation safety considerations and compliance within equine veterinary clinics: Results of an Australian survey', Radiography, (2014)

Objective: To examine current knowledge and the level of compliance of radiation safety principles in equine veterinary clinics within Australia. Method: Surveys were sent to equi... [more]

Objective: To examine current knowledge and the level of compliance of radiation safety principles in equine veterinary clinics within Australia. Method: Surveys were sent to equine veterinary surgeons working in Australia. The survey was delivered both online and in hardcopy format; it comprised 49 questions, 15 of these directly related to radiation safety. The participants were asked about their current and previous use of radiation-producing equipment. Information regarding their level of knowledge and application of radiation safety principles and practice standards was collected and analysed. Results: The use of radiation-producing equipment was evident in 94% of responding clinics (a combination of X-ray, CT and/or Nuclear Medicine Cameras). Of those with radiation-producing equipment, 94% indicated that they hold a radiation licence, 78% had never completed a certified radiation safety course and 19% of participants did not use a personal radiation monitor. In 14% of cases, radiation safety manuals or protocols were not available within clinics. Conclusions: The study has shown that knowledge and application of guidelines as provided by the Code of Practice for Radiation Protection in Veterinary Medicine (2009) is poorly adhered to. The importance of compliance with regulatory requirements is pivotal in minimising occupational exposure to ionising radiation in veterinary medicine, thus there is a need for increased education and training in the area.

DOI 10.1016/j.radi.2014.11.007
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2014 Findlay N, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward HM, 'A qualitative analysis of radiation therapy students' professional placement journals', Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 13 131-140 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/S1460396913000435
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Shane Dempsey
2014 Elith CA, Dempsey SE, Cao F, Farshadi A, Warren-Forward HM, 'The quality assurance of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) plans for early stage prostate cancer: a technical note', Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 61 261-266 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/jmrs.78
Co-authors Shane Dempsey, Helen Warren-Forward
2014 MacDonald-Hill JL, Warren-Forward HM, 'Feasibility study into the use of online instrumentation courses for medical radiation scientists', Radiography, (2014)

A Medical Radiation Science (diagnostic radiography) instrumentation course historically taught face-to-face was taught fully online. The purpose of this study was to assess diffe... [more]

A Medical Radiation Science (diagnostic radiography) instrumentation course historically taught face-to-face was taught fully online. The purpose of this study was to assess differences in academic achievement as well as gather feedback on student experiences. An anonymous online survey relating to student engagement and directions for future course development was distributed to all students who completed the course. The results clearly supports online delivery as students appreciated the ability to pause and rewind (94%) course content and work at their own pace (88%) whilst maintaining almost identical course results (p=0.96). Future improvements would see the inclusion of interactive on-line modules and the re-introduction of face-face tutorials, appealing to students' desire for more support and human contact (27%) therefore reflecting the flipped classroom approach.

DOI 10.1016/j.radi.2015.02.004
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2013 Elith C, Dempsey SE, Warren-forward H, 'A retrospective planning analysis comparing intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) using two optimization algorithms for the treatment of early-stage prostate cancer', Journal of Medical Radiation Science, 60 84-92 (2013)
DOI 10.1002/jmrs.22
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Shane Dempsey
2013 Hills C, Ryan S, Warren-Forward H, Smith DR, 'Managing "Generation Y' occupational therapists: Optimising their potential', AUSTRALIAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY JOURNAL, 60 267-275 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/1440-1630.12043
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Susan Ryan, Derek Smith, Helen Warren-Forward, Caroline Hills
2013 James DJ, Cardew P, Warren-Forward HW, 'Pregnancy screening strategies for diagnostic nuclear medicine: Survey results from Australia and New Zealand', Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 41 216-222 (2013) [C1]

The ionizing radiation used in diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures has the potential to cause biologic harm to a fetus. Although the risks are relatively small, it is recommend... [more]

The ionizing radiation used in diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures has the potential to cause biologic harm to a fetus. Although the risks are relatively small, it is recommended that all female patients of childbearing age be questioned regarding their pregnancy status before administration of the radiopharmaceutical. This can be a sensitive situation especially for certain types of patients, such as teenagers. Currently, there are no guidelines that detail how to question the patient. Previous studies have revealed the lack of a consistent approach in this area. The aim of this study was to investigate current practice for pregnancy screening before diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures in Australia and New Zealand and to determine whether a standardized practice guideline is required. Methods: An online survey was administered via SurveyMonkey from October to December 2011. Members of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine were invited to participate. The survey consisted of 30 questions divided into 4 sections: demographics, policy and regulations, current practice, and open-ended clinical scenarios. Results: Three hundred thirty-five responses were recorded from participants in all states and territories of Australia and New Zealand; 90% were nuclear medicine technologists. Participants reported a low awareness of radiation policy and regulations but demonstrated good knowledge of the relative risk to the fetus from commonly performed procedures. The most common minimum and maximum age to question patients was 12 y (32%) and 55 y (42%), respectively, although the range was from 10 to 60 y. Verbal questioning (44%) was the most commonly used approach. Pregnancy testing was used by 72%, usually if the patient indicated she was unsure of her pregnancy status. Responses to clinical scenarios were varied, and these will be discussed in a subsequent paper. Conclusion: The survey revealed a lack of awareness of government regulations and departmental policy regarding radiation protection. The study demonstrated wide variety in pregnancy screening strategies used to determine the pregnancy status of patients before diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures, indicating that a standardized practice guideline is required for Australia and New Zealand. © 2013 by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Inc.

DOI 10.2967/jnmt.113.120626
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Daphne James, Helen Warren-Forward
2013 James DJ, Cardew P, Warren-Forward HM, 'Pregnancy screening strategies for potentially challenging patients before diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures: Qualitative survey analysis', Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 41 292-298 (2013) [C1]

Because of the ionizing radiation used in diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures, it is recommended that all female patients of childbearing age be questioned about their pregnanc... [more]

Because of the ionizing radiation used in diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures, it is recommended that all female patients of childbearing age be questioned about their pregnancy status before the procedure begins. Several patient groups have been identified as potentially difficult to question: teenagers, unconscious or sedated patients, patients with language or cultural barriers, and patients with mental disability. Our aim was to capture the thoughts and opinions of nuclear medicine personnel in Australia and New Zealand regarding pregnancy screening strategies before diagnostic imaging procedures. Methods: Members of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine were invited to complete an online survey. Section 4 consisted of open-response questions asking participants to describe the strategies they use to question a patient about pregnancy status in 4 potentially difficult clinical scenarios. The content of the responses was analyzed. Results: For each question, 232 responses were recorded. The most commonly used strategies included questioning teenage girls away from their parents, referring to medical notes for unconscious patients, using an interpreter and visual aids for patients with language barriers, and asking a caregiver or relative of mentally disabled patients. Pregnancy testing was used when there was doubt about the patient's pregnancy status. Personal questions about menstrual and sexual history were often asked to determine the risk of pregnancy. Conclusion: The study revealed that a variety of strategies are used by nuclear medicine personnel in Australia and New Zealand to determine the pregnancy status of patients. A standardized practice guideline may be useful to ensure a consistent approach to questioning that would optimize the accuracy of pregnancy assessment and reduce the possibility of fetal irradiation. © 2013 by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Inc.

DOI 10.2967/jnmt.113.125856
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Daphne James
2013 McKiernan S, Chiarelli P, Warren-Forward H, 'Professional issues in the use of diagnostic ultrasound biofeedback in physiotherapy of the female pelvic floor', Radiography, 19 117-124 (2013) [C1]

The usage of diagnostic ultrasound equipment has expanded into physiotherapy. The aim of this paper is to deliver to both the ultrasound and physiotherapy professions an understan... [more]

The usage of diagnostic ultrasound equipment has expanded into physiotherapy. The aim of this paper is to deliver to both the ultrasound and physiotherapy professions an understanding of the use of diagnostic ultrasound for biofeedback in physiotherapy of the female pelvic floor and the issues related to competent and safe practice, including accessing suitable training. This has been evaluated using a qualitative research paradigm with data gathered via focus groups of Australian physiotherapists. The target group were pelvic floor physiotherapists as this is one of the main uses of diagnostic ultrasound within physiotherapy and the main area physiotherapists would like to be trained in. Two focus groups were run with a total of sixteen physiotherapists. Focus group participants reported their training in diagnostic ultrasound to be largely self directed. They also reported they were learning on their patients. Despite very limited training, participants demonstrated some familiarity with images and equipment settings. Participants felt the modality had a role within physiotherapy as an adjunct to their current practices. The main need raised by participants during the focus groups was related to patient expectations and the fact that the physiotherapist may miss evidence of pathology. © 2013 The College of Radiographers.

DOI 10.1016/j.radi.2013.01.006
Co-authors Pauline Chiarelli, Sharmaine Mckiernan, Helen Warren-Forward
2013 Moran S, Taylor JK, Warren-Forward H, 'Assessment of the willingness of Australian radiographers in mammography to accept new responsibilities in role extension: Part two - qualitative analysis', Radiography, 19 130-136 (2013) [C1]

Advanced practice in screening mammography has become widespread in the United Kingdom over the last 20 years, and Australian radiographers working in BreastScreen programs have s... [more]

Advanced practice in screening mammography has become widespread in the United Kingdom over the last 20 years, and Australian radiographers working in BreastScreen programs have shown interest in similar developments. Radiographers working in BreastScreen Australia were surveyed in order to capture their thoughts and perceptions on role extension.Questionnaires were circulated to radiographers working in BreastScreen Australia programs. Thematic analysis was used to analyze the open response questions to explore the advantages and disadvantages identified by the participants with respect to role expansion in screening mammography as well as any changes to their duties over the last decade.There were 253 responses to the survey and of those responses, 70% of radiographers shared their thoughts on role extension and 49% provided comments on changes in the workplace. The majority (61%) radiographers responding to the role extension question were concerned about potential problems associated with role extension; the biggest issues were that role extension should not be mandatory and that selection criteria for advanced practitioners should be stringent, with adequate time made available for training and study. The major change in the role of the radiographer has been the increased time dedicated to quality assurance tasks and administrative duties as well as more training required due to technological changes from film-screen to digital mammography.There is high interest in role extension by radiographers working in BreastScreen programs, provided that it is voluntary. The role of the radiographer within breast imaging in Australia is still evolving. © 2013 The College of Radiographers.

DOI 10.1016/j.radi.2012.12.006
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2013 Elith CA, Cao F, Dempsey SE, Findlay N, Warren-Forward H, 'A retrospective planning analysis comparing volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) to intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for radiotherapy treatment of prostate cancer', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 44 79-86 (2013) [C1]

Purpose: This study aims to compare intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for the treatment of prostate cancer. Particular focus ... [more]

Purpose: This study aims to compare intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for the treatment of prostate cancer. Particular focus was placed on the impact IMRT and VMAT have on departmental planning and treatment resources. Materials and Methods: Twenty prostate cancer cases were retrospectively planned to compare 5-field IMRT to VMAT using a single arc (VMAT-1A) and 2 arcs (VMAT-2A). The impact on departmental resources was assessed by comparing the time needed to generate the dose distributions and to deliver the treatment plan. A comparison of plan quality was also performed by comparing homogeneity, conformity, the number of monitor units (MUs), and dose to the organs at risk. Results: IMRT and VMAT-2A were able to produce adequate plans for all cases. Using VMAT-1A, planning guidelines were achieved in 8 of the 20 cases. IMRT provided an improved dose distribution and the best homogeneity to the planning target volume. Also, the IMRT plans were generated significantly faster than both VMAT techniques. VMAT planning provided significantly improved conformity and used significantly fewer monitor units than IMRT. VMAT-1A treatments were significantly faster than both IMRT and VMAT-2A. VMAT plans delivered lower dose to the bladder and heads of femur, and an increased dose to the rectum in the low dose region. Conclusion: IMRT may have an advantage over VMAT for the treatment of prostate cancers. This is primarily due to the uncertainty of achieving planning guidelines using VMAT and the extended time needed to generate the VMAT plans. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.jmir.2012.06.002
Co-authors Shane Dempsey, Helen Warren-Forward
2013 Fielding AA, Warren-Forward H, Baines SK, 'A snapshot of eating behavior, food tolerance, and dietary intake after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding', Bariatric Surgical Patient Care, 8 99-107 (2013) [C1]

Background: This study aimed to describe eating behaviors, food tolerance, and dietary intake after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB); explore associations between th... [more]

Background: This study aimed to describe eating behaviors, food tolerance, and dietary intake after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB); explore associations between these variables; and examine the relationship between diet-related factors and percentage weight loss and quality of life after surgery. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was mailed to subjects who had previously undergone LAGB in Newcastle, Australia. Results: Sixty-seven subjects responded (55 females; mean age 49±11.5 years; postoperative body mass index [BMI] 34.5±5.4 kg/m2). Reported average weight loss since surgery was 20.5±9.2% (26.6±13.0 kg). Restraint (including flexible and rigid control) and disinhibition were higher than community norms and hunger trended toward being lower. The majority of respondents rated their eating ability as good (n=27, 40.3%) or excellent (n=15, 22.4%). Median reported energy intake was 4,833 kJ (3,823-5,961) per day. Protein and fat intake as a percentage of daily energy intake was within acceptable distribution ranges, although saturated fat intake exceeded recommendations. Fiber and several micronutrients were below estimated average requirements. BMI at time of surgery and satisfaction with eating ability were significantly associated with reported weight loss after surgery (adjusted R2=0.32, p<0.001), and satisfaction with eating ability and rigid control were significantly associated with physical well-being (adjusted R2=0.19, p=0.001). Conclusions: This study highlights that potential remains to improve aspects of eating behavior, food tolerance, and diet quality in some individuals who have undergone LAGB, and endorses the need for further development of multifactorial interventions to help optimize a range of diet-related factors after LAGB. © 2013 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

DOI 10.1089/bari.2013.9979
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Surinder Baines
2012 James D, Warren-Forward H, 'The diagnostic accuracy of strategies used to identify early pregnancy: A systematic review', JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 10 S303-S312 (2012)

Review question/objective: The objective of this review is to summarise and synthesise the evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of screening strategies used to identify early pregn... [more]

Review question/objective: The objective of this review is to summarise and synthesise the evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of screening strategies used to identify early pregnancy in patients in the health care setting More specifically, the objectives are to identify the diagnostic accuracy of: 1. patient history to identify early pregnancy; including verbal questioning, written questionnaires and use of last menstrual period dates, and 2. pregnancy testing in identifying early pregnancy.

Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2012 Moran SM, Warren-Forward H, 'The Australian BreastScreen workforce: A snapshot', The Radiographer, 59 26-30 (2012) [C1]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2012 Hills CM, Ryan SE, Smith DR, Warren-Forward H, 'The impact of Generation Y' occupational therapy students on practice education', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 59 156-163 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Caroline Hills, Derek Smith, Helen Warren-Forward, Susan Ryan
2012 McKiernan ST, Chiarelli PE, Warren-Forward H, 'A comparison between workshop and DVD methods of training for physiotherapists in diagnostic ultrasound', Radiography, 18 287-291 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.radi.2012.07.004
Co-authors Pauline Chiarelli, Helen Warren-Forward, Sharmaine Mckiernan
2012 Dodsworth AA, Warren-Forward H, Baines SK, 'Feasibility of a protein-enriched diet after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: Results from a pilot intervention', e-SPEN Journal, 7 e57-e63 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.clnme.2012.02.004
Co-authors Surinder Baines, Helen Warren-Forward
2011 Elith C, Dempsey SE, Findlay NA, Warren-Forward H, 'An introduction to the intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) techniques, tomotherapy, and VMAT', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 42 37-43 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jmir.2010.11.005
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Shane Dempsey, Helen Warren-Forward
2011 Moran SM, Warren-Forward H, 'Development of a training package to increase the performance of radiographers in assessing screening mammograms', Radiographer: The Official Journal of the Australian Institute of Radiography, 58 10-13 (2011) [C1]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2011 James DJ, Cardew P, Warren-Forward H, 'Determining the pregnancy status of patients before diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures: The Australian experience', Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 39 220-225 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.2967/jnmt.111.088740
Citations Scopus - 6
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Daphne James
2011 Dodsworth AA, Warren-Forward H, Baines SK, 'A systematic review of dietary intake after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding', Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 24 327-341 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-277X.2011.01155.x
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Surinder Baines, Helen Warren-Forward
2011 McKiernan ST, Chiarelli PE, Warren-Forward H, 'A survey of diagnostic ultrasound within the physiotherapy profession for the design of future training tools', Radiography, 17 121-125 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.radi.2010.08.003
Citations Scopus - 7
Co-authors Pauline Chiarelli, Helen Warren-Forward, Sharmaine Mckiernan
2011 Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'An analysis of the professional and academic interest of medical radiation science students', Radiography, 17 145-151 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.radi.2010.11.005
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Shane Dempsey, Helen Warren-Forward
2011 Moran S, Warren-Forward H, 'A retrospective study of the performance of radiographers in interpreting screening mammograms', Radiography, 17 126-131 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.radi.2011.01.001
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2011 Surjan Y, Warren-Forward H, Milross C, 'Is there a role for radiation therapists within veterinary oncology?', Radiography, 17 250-253 (2011) [C3]
DOI 10.1016/j.radi.2011.01.004
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2011 Moran S, Warren-Forward H, 'Assessment of the willingness of radiographers in mammography to accept new responsibilities in role extension: Part one - Quantitative analysis', Radiography, 17 270-274 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.radi.2011.06.003
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2011 Findlay NA, Warren-Forward H, Dempsey SE, 'Development and validation of reflective inventories: assisting radiation therapists with reflective practice', Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 10 3-12 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1017/S1460396910000142
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Shane Dempsey
2010 Moran S, Warren-Forward H, 'A retrospective pilot study of the performance of mammographers in interpreting screening mammograms', Radiographer, 57 12-19 (2010) [C1]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2010 Findlay NA, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Developing a qualitative framework for analysis of student journals', The Radiographer, 57 34-39 (2010) [C1]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Shane Dempsey
2010 Dodsworth AA, Warren-Forward H, Baines SK, 'Changes in eating behavior after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: A systematic review of the literature', Obesity Surgery, 20 1579-1593 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11695-010-0270-4
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Surinder Baines
2010 McKiernan ST, Chiarelli PE, Warren-Forward H, 'Diagnostic ultrasound use in physiotherapy, emergency medicine, and anaesthesiology', Radiography, 16 154-159 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.radi.2009.12.004
Citations Scopus - 7
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Sharmaine Mckiernan, Pauline Chiarelli
2010 Findlay NA, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Validation and use of the Newcastle Reflective Analysis Tool : A three- year longitudinal study of RT students' reflective journals', Reflective Practice, 11 83-94 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/14623940903500077
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Shane Dempsey, Helen Warren-Forward
2009 Findlay NA, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Workplace diaries promoting reflective practice in radiation therapy', Radiography, 15 166-170 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.radi.2008.04.008
Citations Scopus - 7
Co-authors Shane Dempsey, Helen Warren-Forward
2009 Findlay NA, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Development of the Newcastle Reflective Analysis Tool', Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 11 32-40 (2009) [C1]
Co-authors Shane Dempsey, Helen Warren-Forward
2008 Findlay NA, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Theory of reflection in learning for radiation therapists', Radiographer, 55 29-32 (2008) [C1]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Shane Dempsey
2008 Gao J, Warren R, Warren-Forward H, Forbes JF, 'Reproducibility of visual assessment on mammographic density', Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 108 121-127 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10549-007-9581-0
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, John Forbes
2008 Warren-Forward H, Mathisen BA, Best SF, Boxsell PJ, Finlay JW, Heasman AM, et al., 'Australian speech-language pathologists' knowledge and practice of radiation protection while performing videofluoroscopic swallowing studies', Dysphagia, 23 371-377 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00455-008-9151-6
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2007 Warren-Forward H, Arthur L, Hobson L, Skinner R, Watts A, Clapham K, et al., 'An assessment of exposure indices in computed radiography for the posterior-anterior chest and the lateral lumbar spine', British Journal of Radiology, 80 26-31 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1259/bjr/59538862
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2007 Warren-Forward H, Cardew P, Smith B, Clack L, McWhirter K, Johnson S, Wessel K, 'A comparison of dose savings of lead and lightweight aprons for shielding of 99m-Technetium radiation', Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 124 89-96 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/rpd/ncm176
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2005 Saunders MB, Budden AK, Maciver FMC, Teunis MH, Warren-Forward H, 'Dose implications of fluoroscopy-guided positioning (FGP) for lumbar spine examinations prior to acquiring plain film radiographs', British Journal of Radiology, 78 130-134 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1259/bjr/50195548
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2004 Warren-Forward H, Duggan LJ, 'Towards in vivo TLD dosimetry in mammography', British Journal of Radiology, 77 426-432 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1259/bjr/91138314
Citations Scopus - 17
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Lisa Duggan
2004 Duggan L, Hood C, Warren-Forward H, Haque M, Kron T, 'Variations in dose response with x-ray energy of LiF : Mg,Cu,P thermoluminescence dosimeters: implications for clinical dosimetry (vol 49, pg 3831, 2004)', PHYSICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, 49 4445-4445 (2004)
DOI 10.1088/0031-9155/49/18/C01
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2004 Duggan LJ, Dempsey CL, Warren-Forward H, Haque M, Kron T, 'Variations in dose response with x-ray energy of LiF: Mg,Cu,P thermoluminescence dosimeters: implications for clinical dosimetry', Physics in Medicine and Biology, 49 3831-3845 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1088/0031-9155/49/17/001
Citations Scopus - 42Web of Science - 40
Co-authors Lisa Duggan, Helen Warren-Forward, Claire Dempsey
2004 Warren-Forward H, Beckhaus R, 'A standardised approach to optimisation', The Radiographer, 51 105-110 (2004) [C1]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2003 Duggan L, Warren-Forward H, Smith AN, Kron T, 'Investigation of dose reduction in neonatal radiography using specially designed phantoms and LiF:Mg,Cu,P TLDs', The British Journal of Radiology, 76 232-237 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1259/bjr/79291075
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Tony Smith
2003 Warren-Forward H, 'Diagnostic Radiography I: Interaction of Ionising Radiation with the Human Body', The Radiographer, 50 23-30 (2003) [C1]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2003 Bell NE, Erskine MR, Warren-Forward H, 'Lateral cervical spine examinations: an evaluation of dose for grid and non-grid techniques', Radiography, 9 43-52 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S1078-8174(02)00078-0
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2002 Duggan L, Warren-Forward H, Smith TJ, Kron T, 'Dose reduction in Neonatal Radiography', British Journal of Radiology, 76 232-237 (2002) [C1]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2002 Parker J, Vigar MJ, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, Jovanovic JK, 'Validating the use of digitally reconstructed radiographs as verification tools in radiation therapy simulation of prostate treatment', The Radiograher, 49 141-146 (2002) [C1]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Shane Dempsey
2001 Warren-Forward H, Smith TK, Duggan L, Kron T, 'Effect of Tube Potential and Rare-earth (Hafnium) Filtration on Radiation Dose for a Neonatal Chest X-ray Examination', The Radiographer, 48 61-63 (2001) [C1]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
1999 Ng K-H, Bradley DA, Warren-Forward HM, 'Applied Radiation and Isotopes: Preface', Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 50 (1999)
DOI 10.1016/S0969-8043(98)00088-8
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
1998 Warren-Forward HM, Haddaway MJ, Temperton DH, Mccall IW, 'Dose-area product readings for fluoroscopic and plain film examinations, including an analysis of the source of variation for barium enema examinations', British Journal of Radiology, 71 961-967 (1998)

This paper contains the results of an investigation undertaken between 1994 and 1996 using dose-area product (DAP) meters for monitoring radiation doses from six types of simple e... [more]

This paper contains the results of an investigation undertaken between 1994 and 1996 using dose-area product (DAP) meters for monitoring radiation doses from six types of simple examinations and seven types of complex examinations. Mean hospital DAP levels have been compared with National Reference Levels (NRL), with most departments producing levels lower than NRLs. DAP readings have allowed the proposal of provisional Reference Levels (RL) to be set for simple and complex examinations. The results were also compared with recently published data from the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB), highlighting those hospitals which need to make changes in radiographic technique. The study of DAP reference doses also confirms that dose levels for complex investigations are clearly related to technique, in terms of screening time and number of films. Although the use of increased screening tube kilovoltage may be relevant, the overall effect is small. The results suggest that there is still a need to optimize the protocols for these examinations. The use of digital equipment has been shown to have a complex effect on dose, particularly in the case of investigations involving both films and fluoroscopy.

Citations Scopus - 28
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
1996 Warren-Forward HM, Haddaway MJ, McCall IW, Temperton DH, 'Influence of dose reduction recommendations on changes in chest radiography techniques', British Journal of Radiology, 69 755-761 (1996)

A previous dosimetric study on chest radiography identified ways to reduce patient entrance surface dose (ESD). This present study was designed to monitor changes that had occurre... [more]

A previous dosimetric study on chest radiography identified ways to reduce patient entrance surface dose (ESD). This present study was designed to monitor changes that had occurred in the use of applied potential and film-screen sensitivity, after a series of recommendations were issued. The study falls into two parts: (1) an assessment of the impact of the recommendations and (2) what factors were responsible for change. Where changes had occurred, exposure factors were collected for 30 patients per tube and the mean ESD was calculated for each tube. Intercomparison (r = 0.93, p < 0.001) was made between calculated and measured (TLDs) values of mean ESD for 10 X-ray units, to ensure that the calculated values provided accurate estimates of the new mean ESDs. 89% of units previously monitored for patient ESD now use average applied potentials greater than 90 kVp and 51% are using film-screen sensitivities of 400. The mean ESD has been reduced on average by 47%, from 0.15 mGy to 0.08 mGy. It has been estimated that the annual collective dose from diagnostic radiology procedures in 30 hospitals in the West Midlands has been reduced by a value in excess of 40 man Sv. Reasons for change could be attributed to some of the following factors: (a) a knowledge of dose levels in comparison with other centres; (b) personal contact with departments; (c) feedback in terms of results and dose savings and (d) positive encouragement to make changes.

Citations Scopus - 10
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
1995 Warren-Forward HM, Millar JS, 'Optimization of radiographic technique for chest radiography', British Journal of Radiology, 68 1221-1229 (1995)

Over 1500 patients undergoing chest radiography in the West Midlands have been monitored for entrance surface doses using lithium berate thermoluminescent dosemeters. In total 63 ... [more]

Over 1500 patients undergoing chest radiography in the West Midlands have been monitored for entrance surface doses using lithium berate thermoluminescent dosemeters. In total 63 X-ray tubes were monitored from 30 hospital departments. The mean patient entrance surface dose is 0.15 mGy, and the 75th percentile entrance surface dose is 0.18 mGy. A reference level of 0.18 mGy has been recommended for PA chest radiography in the West Midlands. Image quality has been assessed on patient radiographs. Departmental radiologists were responsible for assessing radiographs taken within their hospital. Independent analysis was performed by a control radiologist. Film-screen processor sensitivity has been assessed on 48 film-screen processor combinations. Significant differences were observed between the nominally quoted sensitivities and the measured sensitivities. Only 26% of systems produced measured sensitivities within 10% of the nominal values. A four variable regression model, explaining 78% of the variance, provided the best description for the variation in patient dose. These variables were actual sensitivity, applied potential, generator waveform and radiographic quality. Four recommendations have been made to lower patient doses; these are: (1) an increase in applied potential to a minimum of 90 kVp; (2) a film-screen sensitivity of 400; (3) optimization of processor performance and (4) regular radiological audits to reduce repeat rates to a level of 5%. If all of these recommendations are followed, an estimated overall entrance surface dose saving of 53% would result. Changing the applied potential alone will see the variation in the mean entrance surface dose from non-gridded systems reduce from a factor of 4 to a factor of 2.

Citations Scopus - 21
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
1995 Warren-Forward HM, 'What is the true film-screen sensitivity?', Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 57 301-304 (1995)

A system for measuring the film-screen sensitivity has been described using an X ray source. A single film was used to assess the variation in speed when exposed to four different... [more]

A system for measuring the film-screen sensitivity has been described using an X ray source. A single film was used to assess the variation in speed when exposed to four different accelerating potentials: 60 kV(p), 80 kV(p), 90 kV(p) and 110 kV(p). These were chosen to cover the range of applied potentials used for chest radiography in the West Midlands. Two sets of measurements were carried out. Firstly a standard film-screen cassette combination was used in order to investigate variations in processor performance. Measurements were then carried out on thirteen different film-screen processor combinations to assess differences between the nominal speed quoted by the manufacturer and the speed actually obtained in each hospital. For the standard system of nominal speed 400, the minimum speed was 282 and the maximum was calculated to be 689, a range factor of 2.44. The median speed increased by 33% as the kV(p) was increased - 387 at 60 kV(p) to 512 at 110 kV(p). The measurement of film-screen processing systems using the hospital's own film-screen system produced speeds closer to the nominal values than those variations when the standard film-screen combination was used. The maximum variation was calculated to be 33%. The measured values in speeds at nominal 300 and 400 were very close in value, with four of the five speeds at 400 being within the measured range of values at nominal 300. There was only an overall difference of 15% in the average speed between the two groups rather than the 33% expected.

Citations Scopus - 9
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
1995 Warren-Forward HM, Millar JS, 'Assessment of image quality for chest radiography in the West Midlands', Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 57 171-174 (1995)

Radiographic quality of chest radiographs has been assessed during a patient dosimetry programme. Radiographs from each of the centres involved were assessed by a radiologist from... [more]

Radiographic quality of chest radiographs has been assessed during a patient dosimetry programme. Radiographs from each of the centres involved were assessed by a radiologist from that centre and a sample of these were assessed by a control radiologist. A questionnaire was used by the radiologist at each centre to assess patient positioning, respiration and radiographic quality. A control radiologist assessed each radiograph in two ways. The first assessment was made using the questionnaire. The films were then reviewed a second time, in a single sitting, at which they were scored on an arbitrary scale of 1 to 5 in order to assess the immediate impression of the radiographic quality. Inter-observer variations were seen to be large, with a correlation r = 0.52. Much smaller variations in intra-observer observation were seen when assessing the same films using the two methods above, thus demonstrating that the control radiologist was consistent. The relationship between image quality and (a) dose and (b) applied potential was assessed using the quality scores obtained by the control radiologist using the questionnaire. There was a slight tendency to higher radiographic scores at lower patient doses (r = 0.36, p = 0.13). There was a strong relationship between image quality and applied potential (r = 0.77, p = 0.005).

Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
1995 Warren-Forward HM, 'Patient dosimetry during chest radiography', Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 57 441-444 (1995)

Reasons for the variation in patient doses from diagnostic radiography procedures were investigated by assessing skin doses obtained from patients undergoing chest examinations. D... [more]

Reasons for the variation in patient doses from diagnostic radiography procedures were investigated by assessing skin doses obtained from patients undergoing chest examinations. Data was collected from 54 tubes, involving over 1200 patients undergoing PA chest examinations. The 75th percentile value was 0.18 mGy compared to 0.26 mGy previously measured by the National Radiological Protection Board in a UK national survey. The applied potential is the main contributor to patient skin dose variation. If all departments were to use at least 90 kV(p), the mean skin dose will be reduced by 30%, the maximum reduction for a tube currently using 54 kV(p) would be 61%. Only 31% of hospitals were using film-screen combinations with speeds of 400. Dose and cost savings can be achieved by increasing the frequency with which the correct exposure settings are selected at the first attempt, thus reducing the repeat rate. This, together with modification to departmental procedure on the correct approach in assessing exposure factors in respect to patient size, will lead to a reduction in the total effective dose of approximately 11%.

Citations Scopus - 7
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
1993 Warren-Forward HM, Bradley DA, 'A pilot study of chest X-ray doses and dose variability within the West Midlands Regional Health Authority', Journal of Radiological Protection, 13 267-274 (1993)

The publication of several reports indicating large variations in patient dose has highlighted the importance of developing appropriate strategies for reducing patient doses in di... [more]

The publication of several reports indicating large variations in patient dose has highlighted the importance of developing appropriate strategies for reducing patient doses in diagnostic radiology. The present study, conducted within the West Midlands Regional Health Authority, is directed towards establishing a basis for the observed dose variations for the chest examination. Particular emphasis has been placed upon examining the potential for dose reduction, given that there exists a capacity for improvements in technique or in equipment. Dose measurements were made using lithium borate TLDs attached to the patient's skin at a position coincident with the central axis of the incident X-ray beam. A total of 523 patients have been included in an analysis of skin dose; analysis yields a histogram of dose characterised by a wide and positively skewed distribution with a mean value of 0.18 mGy, and a median value of 0.16 mGy. The range factor of doses was found to be 92. The findings of the survey support the dominating contribution of kVp to the observed variation in patient skin dose. In addition it is estimated that increasing the mean accelerating potential from 54 to 80 kVp will reduce the skin dose by approximately 45%. Increasing all film/screen speeds to 400 will reduce the skin dose to the patient by an estimated 16%.

DOI 10.1088/0952-4746/13/4/004
Citations Scopus - 6
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
1992 Warren-Forward HM, McKeeney DB, 'Towards reduction of patient exposure in medical diagnostic radiology', Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 43 283-286 (1992)

Medical diagnostic radiology is the greatest contribution to man-made exposures of the UK population. In the 1982/84 National Dose Survey conducted by the National Radiological Pr... [more]

Medical diagnostic radiology is the greatest contribution to man-made exposures of the UK population. In the 1982/84 National Dose Survey conducted by the National Radiological Protection Board in collaboration with the Institute of Physical Sciences in Medicine, a wide range of doses were measured for common X ray examinations. The causes for this were not specified. As a consequence of the variation in doses, the Regional Radiation Physics and Protection Service was requested to carry out a survey of all radiology departments in the West Midlands to identify the degree of compliance with the NRPB mean values and causes of variation. During 1987 and 1988, the RRPPS conducted a skull radiography survey which involved 95 radiology departments. A standard phantom was used as a first step towards assessing the range of radiation doses to patients. The results of this survey will be presented. The doses were represented by a skewed distribution ranging from 0.2 to 6.6 mGy. The majority of doses, 85%, were less than 2.4 mGy. The remainder were greater than 3 mGy, the maximum dose recommended by the NRPB for a lateral skull examination. Repeat assessments and survey work were carried out on these particular systems in an attempt to explain the higher doses. Explanations for four of these units were identified and will be discussed, while for the remaining eleven units, there appeared to be no reason for the higher doses. Radiation protection legislation requires the minimisation of patient dose. The initial survey highlighted the need for a continuing investigation of doses received by patients undergoing X ray examinations in the region. Consequently, in January 1991 the RRPPS commenced another dose survey which will include both chest and barium enema examinations. These two examinations were chosen since they represent an estimated contribution of 6% and 7% respectively to the collective somatic effective dose equivalent. The design of the survey, to include dosimetric measurements, processor performance and image quality will be expanded upon.

Citations Scopus - 5
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
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Conference (47 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 James DJ, Warren-Forward HM, 'DEVELOPMENT OF CONSENSUS STATEMENTS FOR PREGNANCY SCREENING IN DIAGNOSTIC NUCLEAR MEDICINE: A DELPHI TECHNIQUE', INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Daphne James, Helen Warren-Forward
2014 Elith C, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'A comparison of the on-treatment side effects using Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) or Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) treatment for early stage prostate cancer', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology (2014) 58 , 184-343, Melbourne (2014) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/1754-9485.12223
Co-authors Shane Dempsey, Helen Warren-Forward
2013 James C, Frith J, Warren-Forward H, Hubbard I, 'Driving after Stroke: Knowledge and use of legislation and guidelines by Australian Health Practitioners', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal,, Adelaide (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Carole James, Helen Warren-Forward, Isobel Hubbard
2013 Fielding A, Baines SK, Warren-Forward H, 'Is food tolerance after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) associated with eating behaviour, dietary intake, weight loss and quality of life after surgery?', Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Surinder Baines
2013 James CL, Frith JLT, Warren-Forward H, Hubbard IJ, 'Return to driving post stroke: What should be happening and who should be doing it?', International Journal of Stroke, Adelaide (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Isobel Hubbard, Carole James, Helen Warren-Forward
2012 McKiernan ST, Chiarelli PE, Warren-Forward H, 'Results of a survey to investigate diagnostic ultrasound within physiotherapy', Annual National Conference of the Australian Sonographers Association, Canberra, ACT (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Sharmaine Mckiernan, Pauline Chiarelli, Helen Warren-Forward
2012 McKiernan ST, Chiarelli PE, Warren-Forward H, 'Training in diagnostic ultrasound for physiotherapists via workshop or DVD. Which provides the better educational outcome?', Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy . Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Pauline Chiarelli, Sharmaine Mckiernan
2012 James DJ, Warren-Forward H, Cardew P, 'Pregnancy screening prior to diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures', Internal Medicine Journal, Melbourne, Vic. (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Daphne James, Helen Warren-Forward
2012 Frith J, Hubbard IJ, James CL, Warren-Forward H, 'Returning to driving after stroke: A systematic review investigating adherence to legislation and guidelines', International Journal of Stroke, Darling Harbour, Sydney (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Carole James, Isobel Hubbard, Helen Warren-Forward
2011 Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Students¿ Conceptions of Group Work Learning are Strongly Associated with the Development of Meta-Cognitive Awareness about Team Based Learning and Social Competence', Athens Institute for Education and Research: 13th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens, Greece (2011)
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Shane Dempsey
2011 Moran SM, Warren-Forward H, 'Results of an Australian survey: Are radiographers working in mammography interested in role expansion?', Breastscreen Australia Conference 2011, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2011 McKiernan ST, Chiarelli PE, Warren-Forward H, 'Diagnostic ultrasound in physiotherapy, what they are using it for and how we can help', Proceedings of the UK Radiological Congress 2011, Manchester, UK (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Sharmaine Mckiernan, Pauline Chiarelli
2011 Surjan Y, Milross C, Warren-Forward H, 'Brachytherapy treatment of periocular squamous cell carcinoma in horses: The potential for the application of radiation therapy in the veterinary sphere - Results of an Australian national survey', Proceedings of the UK Radiological Congress 2011, Manchester, UK (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2011 Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Students' conceptions of group work learning is strongly associated with the development of metacognitive awareness about team based learning and social competence', Abstract Book. 13th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens, Greece (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Shane Dempsey
2011 James DJ, Warren-Forward H, Cardew P, 'Determining a patient's pregnancy status prior to diagnostic imaging', Internal Medicine Journal, Darwin, NT (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Daphne James, Helen Warren-Forward
2010 Dodsworth AA, Warren-Forward H, Baines SK, 'Eating behaviour and early weight loss after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Surinder Baines, Helen Warren-Forward
2010 Grady S, Back M, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'A comparison of Radiation Therapist and Radiation Oncologist scoring of toxicities for patients undergoing radical radiation therapy to the prostate', 16th ISRRT Conference Handbook, Gold Coast, Australia (2010)
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Shane Dempsey
2010 Tessier JW, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Evaluation of an interactive cross sectional image learning resource', 16th ISRRT World Congress. Scientific Program, Gold Coast, QLD (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Shane Dempsey
2010 Surjan Y, Milross C, Warren-Forward H, 'Is there a role for radiation therapists within veterinary oncology?', 16th ISRRT World Congress. Scientific Program, Gold Coast, QLD (2010) [E3]
DOI 10.1016/j.radi.2011.01.004
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2010 Tessier J, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Assessing the Effects on Learning and Experience between full time and day release professional placement in diagnostic radiography.', 16th ISSRT World Congress handbook, Gold Coast, Australia (2010)
Co-authors Shane Dempsey, Helen Warren-Forward
2010 Dodsworth AA, Warren-Forward H, Baines SK, 'Protein intake and weight loss after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: Preliminary findings from a pilot dietary intervention', 23rd Scientific Meeting of the Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand: Abstracts, Hobart, TAS (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Surinder Baines, Helen Warren-Forward
2010 Moran SM, Warren-Forward H, 'Radiographers interpreting screening mammograms: Is it safe?', Australasian Conference on Error in Medical Imaging: Making Imaging Safer. Program, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2009 Findlay NA, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Validation and use of the Newcastle Reflective Analysis Tool', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1673.2009.01207.x
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Shane Dempsey
2009 Findlay NA, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Development and validation of the Newcastle Reflective Inventories: Assisting health professional with reflective practice', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1673.2009.01208.x
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Shane Dempsey
2009 Grady S, Back M, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Radiation therapist led treatment review', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1673.2009.01207.x
Co-authors Shane Dempsey, Helen Warren-Forward
2009 Moran S, Warren-Forward H, 'Assessment of the willingness of screening mammographers to accept new responsibilities in role expansion', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1673.2009.01209.x
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2009 Moran S, Warren-Forward H, 'A comparative analysis of screening mammography review between mammographers and gold standard screen readers in a retrospective study', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2009 Tessier JW, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Development and implementation of a flexible model for professional placements within diagnostic radiography at the University of Newcastle', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Shane Dempsey
2009 Findlay NA, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'A three year longitudinal study of reflective journals from an undergraduate radiation therapy program', ANZAME09 Handbook, Launceston, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Shane Dempsey
2009 Dodsworth AA, Warren-Forward H, Callister R, James B, Wright T, Baines SK, 'Nutrition after gastric banding: Is there a role for high protein diets? Baseline characteristics and early changes in anthropometry and biochemistry after surgery', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Surinder Baines, Robin Callister, Helen Warren-Forward
2008 Findlay NA, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Theory of reflection in learning for radiation therapists', 5th ASMMIRT Melbourne 2008: Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Shane Dempsey
2008 Polo A, Matthews K, Kelson T, Liu M, Jeffery N, Warren-Forward H, 'What evidence is there to determine if digital mammography is comparable to film-screen mammography for early breast cancer detection in the screening population?', 5th ASMMIRT Melbourne 2008: Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2008 Findlay NA, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Validating the Newcastle Reflective Analysis Tool - for guided assessment of reflective writing in health care', ANZAME Conference 2008. Conference Program, Abstracts and Papers, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Shane Dempsey
2007 Chapman N, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Reflective Inventories: Assisting health professionals with reflective practice', ANZAME 2007 The association for health professional education, Canberra, Australia (2007)
Co-authors Shane Dempsey, Helen Warren-Forward
2007 Chapman N, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Reflective Inventories ¿ assisting health professionals with reflective practice', Australian Association of Educators in Medical Radiation Science Conference, Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia (2007)
Co-authors Shane Dempsey, Helen Warren-Forward
2007 Warren-Forward H, Mathisen BA, Best S, Boxsell P, Finlay J, Heasman A, et al., 'What do speech pathologists undertaking modified barium swallows know about radiation protection?', Speech Pathology Australia National Conference 2007. Conference Program and Abstracts, Sydney (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2007 Warren-Forward H, Mathisen BA, 'How do Australian speech and language pathologists practice radiation safety during videofluoroscopic swallowing studies?', United Kingdom Radiological Conference (UKRC). Abstracts, Manchester (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2006 Gao JN, Forbes JF, Warren RML, Cuzick J, Howell A, D'Este C, Warren-Forward H, 'Change in marnmographic density after cessation of tamoxifen: results from international breast cancer intervention study I (IBIS I).', BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT, San Antonio, TX (2006)
Co-authors John Forbes, Helen Warren-Forward, Catherine Deste
2006 Gao JN, Warren R, Forbes JF, Warren-Forward H, D'Este C, 'Reproducibility of visual assessment of mammographic density.', BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT, San Antonio, TX (2006)
Co-authors John Forbes, Helen Warren-Forward, Catherine Deste
2004 Warren-Forward H, Murphy F, 'How the medical radiation science student would like to be taught and assessed: Is there agreement with university practice?', Australian Institute of Radiography 1st Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, Cairns, Australia (2004) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2004 Smith TJ, Kelleher PJ, Maughan CL, Fisher KE, Warren-Forward H, 'What do Hunter Valley nurses know about radiation protection and safety?', Australian Institute of Radiography 1st Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, Cairns, Australia (2004) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2004 Thompson JD, Warren-Forward H, Bennett M, Lai MK, Brown RL, Moran SM, Forbes JF, 'Step one of a feasibility study into the reduction of recall rates in screening mammography', Australian Institute of Radiography 1st Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, Cairns, Australia (2004) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, John Forbes
2002 Warren-Forward H, Duggan L, 'Prediction of Skin Injury and Organ Dose in Cardiac Catheterisation using LiF:Mg,Cu,P TLD's and Dose-Area Product Meters', Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, EPSM 2002, Rotorua, New Zealand (2002) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2002 Duggan L, Warren-Forward H, Hood C, Smith TK, Haque M, Kron T, 'Critical Evaluation of Ultrasensitive LiF:Mg,Cu,P TLD's for Clinical Dosimetry', Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, EPSM 2002, Rotorua, New Zealand (2002) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
2001 Warren-Forward H, Duggan L, 'The Reduction in DAP Values Possible with Operator Education and Additional Filtration in a Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory', Radiological Protection of Patient in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy, Malaga, Spain (2001) [E2]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
1999 Duggan LJ, Sathiakumar C, Warren-Forward H, Symonds M, McConnel P, Smith T, Kron T, 'Suitability of LiF:Mg,Cu,P and Al2O3:C for low dose measurements in medical imaging', Solid State Dosimetry, Burgos, Spain (1999) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Tony Smith, Lisa Duggan, Helen Warren-Forward
1999 Duggan L, Sathiakumar C, Warren-Forward H, Symonds M, McConnell P, Smith TK, Kron T, 'Suitability of LiF:Mg,Cu,P and Al203:C for Low Dose Measurements in Medical Imaging', Solid State Dosimetry, Barges, Spain (1999) [E1]
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward
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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 McKiernan ST, Chiarelli P, Warren-Forward H, 'Using Diagnostic Ultrasound to Investigate the Pelvic Floor', ( pp.30): Australian Sonographers Association (2013)
Co-authors Sharmaine Mckiernan, Pauline Chiarelli, Helen Warren-Forward
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants 17
Total funding $217,166

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20131 grants / $10,000

LE13 TBA$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200587
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20123 grants / $21,000

2011 Emerging Research Leaders Program$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward
Scheme Emerging Research Leaders Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200325
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

2011 Awards for Supervision Excellence - Shared Account$4,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Mike Calford, Associate Professor Jim Jose, Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward, Doctor Keri Glastonbury, Emeritus Professor Mirka Miller, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
Scheme Award for Supervision Excellence
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200057
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

UKRC 2012, Manchester, united Kingdom, 25 - 27 June 2012$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200604
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20091 grants / $50,000

An innovative program for role extension to utlillise screening mammographers in addition to radiologists to assess screening mammograms$50,000

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward, Associate Professor Shane Dempsey
Scheme Research Innovation Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189638
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20081 grants / $5,000

Qualitative and Reflective Analysis of Student Reflective Journals from a professional placement in Radiation Therapy$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Naomi Findlay, Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward, Associate Professor Shane Dempsey
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189586
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $2,500

UK Radiological Congress, Manchester, England, UK, 11/6/2007 - 13/6/2007$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187615
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $5,000

A comparison of ultrasonography and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry of the heel$5,000

Funding body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Funding body John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $102,454

NSW centre for research into quality of radiation therapy delivery$102,454

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Dr Martin Ebert, Mrs Kristie Harrison, Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward, Conjoint Professor Peter Greer
Scheme Research Infrastructure Grants
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185063
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

20041 grants / $1,890

Australian Institute of Radiography Annual Conference, 12-16 May 2004$1,890

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184080
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20031 grants / $1,375

World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering Sydney Australia 24-29 August 2003$1,375

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183231
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $1,464

Annual Conference of Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine, Rotorua, New Zealand 10-14 November 2002$1,464

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182545
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20011 grants / $861

International Conference of the Radiological Protection of Patients, Spain 25-30 March 2001$861

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180722
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20002 grants / $5,375

Newcastle Medical Radiation Symposium, 10-11 November 2000.$2,975

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward
Scheme Conference Establishment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179665
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

World Congress on Medical Physics, Chicago.$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180328
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19982 grants / $10,247

Assessment of Dose for mammography examinations$9,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177880
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Australian Institute of Radiography Annual National Conference, Ayers Rock Resort, Northern Territory, 25-29 March 1998$1,247

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0179597
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed11
Current6

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.35
PhD1.5

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Shifting Gears: Returning to Driving After Stroke
Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2011 Are Contemporary Practice Environments Conducive to the Learning Needs and Preferences of 'Generation Y' Occupational Therapy Students?
Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2011 Brachytherapy in Periocular Equine SCC
Radiography, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2011 Informed Consent for Clinical Examinations Involving Ionising Radiation
Radiography, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2009 Assessment into the level of agreement in film-reading between radiologists and mammographers
Radiography, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Sole Supervisor
2009 Development, Implementation and Evaluation of an Alternative Placement Model for Diagnostic Radiography Students
Radiography, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Pregnancy Screening Strategies for Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures
Radiography, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2015 Comparing Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy to Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Early Stage Prostate Cancer
Radiography, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014 Technology Assessment and Quality Improvement in a Clinical HDR Brachytherapy Setting
Radiography, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2013 Diet and Eating Behaviour Following Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding: Informing Dietary Management Practices
Nutrition & Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2013 The Use of Imaging Ultrasound by Physiotherapists: Assessing and Meeting their Educational Needs
Radiography, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2011 Qualitative and Reflective Analysis of Student Reflective Journals of Professional Placements in Radiation Therapy
Radiography, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2011 The Referential and Structural Conceptions of Group Work Learning
Radiography, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2009 The Effect of Image Quality on Recall Rates in a Breastscreening Program
Radiography, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2007 The Effect of Tamoxifen on Mammographic Density in Women with High Risk of Breast Cancer
Surgery, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2007 Paediatric Dysphagia and Speech Pathology in Australia: New Innovations in Clinical Service Delivery and Tertiary Training
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2006 Randomised Study of Two Radiocolloid Tracers in Lymphoscintigraphy Guided Invasive Breast Cancer Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Radiography, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Sole Supervisor
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Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward

Position

Associate Professor
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Medical Radiation Science

Contact Details

Email helen.warren-forward@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 7142
Fax (02) 4921 7053

Office

Room HE04
Building Hunter Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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