Miss Lisa Duggan

Conjoint Lecturer

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Physics)

Career Summary


Research Expertise

  • Dose verification of treatment protocols in brachytherapy
  • National dosimetry audit of Australian brachytherapy services


  • Brachytherapy
  • Clinical Training and Education
  • Dose Verification
  • Thermoluminescence Dosimetry

Fields of Research

029999Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified65
111299Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified35

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/07/2006 - NSW Clinical Placement CoordinatorCalvary Mater Newcastle Hospital
Radiation Oncology

Professional appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/11/2004 - 1/06/2006NSW Clinical Placement CoordinatorRoyal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
Department of Radiation Oncology
1/05/2003 - 1/11/2004Senior Medical PhysicistSt George Cancer Care Centre
Department of Radiation Oncology
1/09/2001 - 1/05/2003Senior Medical PhysicistPrince of Wales Hospital
Radiation Oncology
1/12/2000 - 1/05/2001Senior Medical PhysicistRoyal Marsden NHS Trust
Medical Physics
United Kingdom
1/12/1994 - 1/08/2001Medical PhysicistNewcastle Mater Hospital
Radiation Oncology


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (8 outputs)

2009McCurdy BMC, Duggan LJ, Howlett S, Clark BG, 'A comparison of medical physics training and education programs - Canada and Australia', Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 2 251-260 (2009) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2006Dempsey CL, Duggan LJ, Bazley SG, Denham J, Kron T, 'Miniature LiF:Mg,Cu,P TLDs to study the effect of applicator material in 192-Ir brachytherapy', Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 29 300-302 (2006) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsClaire Dempsey
2004Warren-Forward H, Duggan LJ, 'Towards in vivo TLD dosimetry in mammography', British Journal of Radiology, 77 426-432 (2004) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 17
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2004Duggan 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]
CitationsScopus - 42Web of Science - 39
Co-authorsClaire Dempsey, Helen Warren-Forward
2000Duggan LJ, Butson M, Howlett SJ, Denham J, Kron T, 'Verifiation of the dose distribution for 192 Ir mould treatments using radiochromic film and LiF:Mg,Cu,P TLDs', Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 23 15-20 (2000) [C1]
2000Duggan LJ, Budzanowski M, Przegietka K, Reitsema N, Wong J, Kron T, 'The light sensitivity of thermoluminescent materials: LiF:Mg,Cu,P, LiF:Mg,Ti and Al(subscript 2) O(subscript 3):C', Radiat. Measurements, 32 335-342 (2000) [C1]
1999Williams T, Skov A, Kron T, Bazley SG, Duggan LJ, 'Physical Characteristics of an Automatic Exposure Control used in conjunction with a Treatment Simulator', Australas. Phys. Eng. Sci. Med., 22 8-12 (1999) [C1]
1999Howlett SJ, Duggan LJ, Bazley SG, Kron T, 'In vivo dosimetry in radiotherapy using p-type semiconductor diodes - a reliable quality assurance procedure', Med. Dosim., 24 53-56 (1999) [C1]
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Conference (6 outputs)

2008Haworth A, Duggan LJ, Butler D, Ebert M, Todd S, Nguyen A, et al., 'Australasian brachytherapy dosimetry audit: Results of the pilot study', EPSM ABEC 2008: Innovations in Patient Care: Conference Handbook, Christchurch, NZ (2008) [E3]
2007Duggan LJ, 'Evolution and advancement of TEAP in NSW', Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, Fremantle, WA (2007) [E3]
2007Duggan LJ, Haworth A, Ebert M, Duchesne G, Joseph D, Bucci J, Kron T, 'Australasian Brachytherapy Dosimetry Audit', Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, Fremantle, WA (2007) [E3]
1999Duggan LJ, Kron T, 'Glow curve analysis of long term stability of LiF:Mg,Cu.P as compared to LiF:Mg,Ti', Solid State Dosimetry, Burgos, Spain (1999) [E1]
1999Duggan LJ, Kron T, 'Dose linearity of LiF:Mg,Ti and LiF:Mg,Cu,P in radiotherapy: effect of time between dose and evaluation', Solid State Dosimetry, Burgos, Spain (1999) [E1]
1999Duggan 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]
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward, Tony Smith
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Miss Lisa Duggan


Conjoint Lecturer
Medical Physics Group
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area


Contact Details

Phone(02) 40144758
Fax(02) 4921 1138


RoomRadiation Oncology Department
BuildingMater Hospital
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308