Associate Professor Shane Dempsey

Acting Head of School

School of Health Sciences (Medical Radiation Science)

Career Summary

Biography

My Past Clinical History: I am a Radiation Therapist who in in my early career worked extensively in radiation oncology clinical practice. I have worked in both public and private radiation oncology centres, and held roles from a new graduate therapist through senior clinical roles to deputy chief of clinical operations roles. I have worked internationally in the developing world (Papua New Guinea as part of a secondment - an amazing clinical and life experience), and had international visits and/or training in North America, and Europe. As a clinician I was also a casual lecturer in Radiation Therapy at the University of Sydney.

My Academic Role: In my academic role at the University of Newcastle I am currently an Associate Professor in Radiation Therapy, and I am the Deputy Head of the School of Health Sciences, Chair of the School of Health Sciences Teaching and Learning committee (around 10 health professional programs). I am on the Faculty of Health Teaching and Learning committee, and on the University Teaching & Learning Computing committee. I was Program Convenor of the three Medical Radiation Science degrees (diagnostic radiography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy) from 1999-2013 (15 years).  During this period the MRS programs were (and continue to be) some of the highest rated programs by students within the University, and by the clinical professions.

I have a PhD, and Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology from the University of Newcastle, a Diploma of Applied Science in Radiation Therapy from the University of Sydney, and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from the University of New South Wales.

My Research: I am interested in researching issues associated with health professional practice, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.I am comfortable working in both qualitative and quantitative styles of research, and I enjoy developing novel approaches of data collection and analysis. My clinically orientated research focuses on issues of advanced practice, emerging technology assessment and implementation, and new professional roles that provide increased care and support for patients living with cancer and undergoing cancer treatment. I have undertaken international research training and completed courses in advanced RT issues such as: Radiation Therapy planning (2007, 2009 in Las Vegas, USA); Molecular Imaging in Oncology (2012 Florence, Italy); and PET/CT in Oncology (2012 Vienna, Austria).

My teaching and learning focused research looks at students conceptions of their learning and experience (my PhD and publication) assessment methods for active and reflective learning (several publications), methods to evaluate teaching including peer assessment (published work), and novel approaches to T&L (emerging publications).

My Current Professional Roles: My industry roles include being a member of the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Board, Medical Radiation Accreditation committee and Work Innovation and Reform Working Group; referee for the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences (Aust); referee for the journal Radiography (UK);  and a member of Medical Radiations Australia - Council of Deans of Medical Radiation Science.

Research Expertise
Radiation Therapy and Oncology, patient outcomes, quality of life, radiation therapy led review

Teaching Expertise
Content and conception of learning evaluation, phenomenography, qualitative analysis methods

Administrative Expertise
Program management, course review

Collaborations
I collaborate with a range of clinical and academic radiation therapists from both Australia and Internationally.


Qualifications

  • PhD (Medical Radiation Science), University of Newcastle
  • Diploma in Applied Science (Med Rad Tech), University of Sydney
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, University of New South Wales
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Health Science education
  • Health related and cancer related Quality of Life
  • Inter-professional health and medicine education
  • Medical Radiation Science
  • Radiation Therapy practice, research and education
  • Radiation therapy and oncology imaging
  • Research methods and Evidence Based Practice
  • Transition to Practice, and Outcomes mapping

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111208Radiation Therapy75
139999Education not elsewhere classified25

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/07/2014 - Associate ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/03/2014 - National Radiation Therapy representativeAustralian Health Practitioners Registration Agency - Workforce Innovation and Reform Working Party
Australia
1/01/2014 - Editorial Board Australian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine
Australia
1/01/2014 - Editorial Board Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Australia
1/01/2013 - National Radiation Therapy representativeAustralian Health Practitioners Registartion Agency (AHPRA), Medical Radiation Practice Accreditation Committee
Australia
1/01/2008 - Editorial BoardRadiography Journal - UK
United Kingdom
1/01/2000 - 1/04/2002Scientific Program Convenor 20th Australian National Radiation Therapy Symposium
Australia
1/01/1996 - Editorial Board The Journal of Medical Radiation Science
Australia
1/01/1994 - 1/04/1996Conference ConvenorAustralian Radiation Therapy Symposium
Australia
1/01/1992 - 1/12/2008Chair and Radiation Therapy memberAustralian Institute of Radiography
1/03/1989 - 1/06/2003Casual LecturerThe University of Sydney
School of Medical Radiation Technology
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/1990 - MembershipAustralian Institute of Radiography

Professional appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/06/2001 - 1/06/2003Deputy Chief Radiation TherapistSydney Radiotherapy & Oncology Centre, Mater Hospital Sydney
Clinical Practice
Australia
1/02/1999 - 1/06/2001Head Planning Radiation TherapistSt Vincent's Hospital Sydney
Clinical Practice
Australia

Awards

Recognition

YearAward
2011Citation for Oustanding Contributions to Student Learning
Australian Teaching and Learning Council
2009Varian Radiation Therapist Award
Australian Institute of Radiography
2008Vice-Chancellor's Citation
University of Newcastle
2005Pro-Vice Chancellor Citation for Excellence and Engagement in the Radiation TherapyCommunity
University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Invitations

Speaker

YearTitle / Rationale
2011Beyond Bricks and Mortar - Building Quality Clinical Cancer Services in Australia
Organisation: Department of Health and Aging Description: Building Quality Learning and Professional Development Communities in Regional Cancer Services
2007Enhancing Clinical Practice, Research and Personal Development in the Cancer Care Setting
Organisation: Queensland Health, Statewide Allied Health, Cancer Care Training and Development Description: The workshop explored methods, which are not part of routine quality assurance processes, that individual staff and departments can use to: examine and reflect on aspects of clinical practice; adapt and use within personal or formal informal Continuous Professional Development; to conduct patient focused research; and to review practice from a more emotional-cognitive personal perspective than is perhaps otherwise done. The workshop included an introduction to a toolkit, a set of reflective inventories, developed at the University of Newcastle that will allow practitioners to not only reflect on their clinical practice but will also then provide actual data for analysis with a research construct.
2006Patient Assessment during Radiation Therapy
Organisation: Austin Repatriation Hospital, Victoria Description: This two day workshop explored the evidence for better patient care in the RT setting, and the benefits that flow to patients and staff, from adopting a formal assessing and reporting system. The assessment of patient care from a Quality of Life (QoL) rather than a medico-centric physiological model was examined, and a department ready framework, based on international reporting and assessment criteria was developed. The framework was subsequently incorporated into clinical practice.
2000Evidence Based Practice in Medical Radiation Science
Organisation: Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Institute of Radiography Description: The workshop will discuss the tools needed to implement an EBP approach. It will, provide an overview of the key components of EBP; examine types of research strategies that we can use; discuss the framing of questions to be answered; the skills of key informant or clinical expert interviewing; the role communication plays with our patients; how to undertake a literature search; how to undertake a critical appraisal of research literature; designing a research project.
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Publications

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


Journal article (28 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Elith CA, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward HM, 'A comparison of the acute toxicities using moderate hypo-fractionated intensity-modulated radiation therapy or volumetric modulated arc therapy for the treatment of early-stage prostate cancer', Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 1-11 (2015)
DOI10.1017/S1460396915000242
2015Elith CA, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward HM, 'A comparison of the acute toxicities using moderate hypo-fractionated intensity-modulated radiation therapy or volumetric modulated arc therapy for the treatment of early-stage prostate cancer', Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, (2015)

Aim: This study compared the acute toxicities reported during radiotherapy treatment using either intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) or volumetric-modulated arc therapy ... [more]

Aim: This study compared the acute toxicities reported during radiotherapy treatment using either intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) or volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) to deliver a moderate hypo-fractionated treatment for early-stage prostate cancer. Material and methods: Acute toxicities are routinely reported at the clinical site for all patients using the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events. Toxicity assessment is performed on day 1 of treatment, then once weekly thereafter. The recorded toxicities of 40 cases treated with five-field IMRT, and 32 cases treated using VMAT were retrospectively compared. All cases were prescribed 73·68 Gy in 28 fractions. Eight symptoms were assessed; diarrhoea, proctitis, fatigue, pain, dermatitis, urinary frequency, urinary retention and urinary tract pain. Results: In terms of the overall toxicity recorded, VMAT was shown to reduce the toxicities of dermatitis, fatigue, pain and urinary frequency (p<0·05). Using IMRT, grade 2 toxicities were reported for proctitis, pain, urinary frequency, urinary retention and urinary tract pain. Using VMAT, grade 2 toxicities were reported for urinary frequency and urinary retention. Findings: The research reported here is one of the first publications to demonstrate that VMAT is associated with decreased toxicities compared with IMRT for the treatment of early-stage prostate cancer.

DOI10.1017/S1460396915000242
2014Elith 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]
DOI10.1002/jmrs.52
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2014O'Brien A, Giles M, Dempsey SE, Slater L, McGregor ME, Kable A, et al., 'Evaluating the preceptor role for pre-registration nursing and midwifery student clinical education', Nurse Education Today, 34 19-24 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.nedt.2013.03.015
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsTony Obrien, Ashley Kable
2014Findlay 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]
DOI10.1017/S1460396913000435Author URL
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2014Elith 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]
DOI10.1002/jmrs.78
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2013Elith 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)
DOI10.1002/jmrs.22
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2013Elith 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.

DOI10.1016/j.jmir.2012.06.002
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2012Dempsey SE, Giles E, Chiswell M, Wright C, Charlton N, Rowntree P, et al., 'Development and implementation of the Australian universities radiation therapy student clinical assessment form', Radiographer, 59 13-25 (2012) [C1]
2012Giles E, Dempsey SE, Chiswell M, Wright C, Bridge P, Charlton N, 'A survey to evaluate the implementation of a national clinical assessment form', The Radiographer, 59 77-84 (2012) [C1]
2011Elith 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]
DOI10.1016/j.jmir.2010.11.005
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2011Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'An analysis of the professional and academic interest of medical radiation science students', Radiography, 17 145-151 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.radi.2010.11.005
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2011Burrows TL, Findlay NA, Killen CG, Dempsey SE, Hunter S, Chiarelli PE, Snodgrass SN, 'Using nominal group technique to develop a consensus derived model for peer review of teaching across a multi-school faculty', Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 8 1-9 (2011) [C1]
Co-authorsTracy Burrows, Sharyn Hunter, Pauline Chiarelli, Suzanne Snodgrass
2011Findlay 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]
DOI10.1017/S1460396910000142
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2011Dempsey SE, Findlay NA, MacDonald-Wicks LK, 'Increasing nutritional support for patients undergoing radiation therapy: The radiation therapist perspective', Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 10 181-189 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1017/S1460396910000257
Co-authorsLesley Wicks
2010Findlay NA, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Developing a qualitative framework for analysis of student journals', The Radiographer, 57 34-39 (2010) [C1]
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2010Surjan Y, Chiarelli PE, Dempsey SE, Lyall DG, O'Toole G, Snodgrass SN, Tessier JW, 'The experience of implementing an interprofessional first year course for undergraduate health science students: The value of acting on student feedback', Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 7 1-17 (2010) [C1]
Co-authorsPauline Chiarelli, Gjyn Otoole, Suzanne Snodgrass
2010Findlay 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]
DOI10.1080/14623940903500077
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2009Dempsey SE, Burr M, 'The level of confidence and responsibility accepted by Australian radiation therapists in developing plans and implementing treatment', Radiography, 15 139-145 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.radi.2008.02.002
CitationsScopus - 1
2009Findlay NA, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Workplace diaries promoting reflective practice in radiation therapy', Radiography, 15 166-170 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.radi.2008.04.008
CitationsScopus - 7
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2009Findlay 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-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2008Findlay NA, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Theory of reflection in learning for radiation therapists', Radiographer, 55 29-32 (2008) [C1]
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2007Hopkins M, Callan S, Cant J, Dempsey S, 'Technical Knowledge and Skills in Undergraduate Radiation Therapy: The University of Newcastle Experience', Radiographer, 54 6-10 (2007) [C1]
2007Hopkins MG, Callan SA, Cant JG, Dempsey SE, 'Technical knowledge and skills in undergraduate radiation therapy: The University of Newcastle experience', The Radiographer, 54 6-10 (2007) [C2]
2005Bore MR, Lyall DG, Dempsey SE, Powis DA, 'Assessment of Personal Qualities in Selection of Medical Radiation Science Students', Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 33 180-185 (2005) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3
Co-authorsMiles Bore
2002Parker 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-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2002Rudd N, Dempsey SE, 'Acute skin reaction and psychological benefit of washing with a mild cleansing agent during radiation therapy to the breast or chest wall: a randomised control trial', The Radiograher, 49 97-102 (2002) [C1]
2001Dempsey SE, Elith CA, Perkins B, Skelly MH, Johnson L, 'Can Relaxation Interventions Reduce Anxiety in Patients Receiving Radiotherapy? Outcomes and Study Validity', The Radiographer, 48 27-31 (2001) [C1]
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Conference (50 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Bridge P, Carmichael M, Opie C, Giles E, Dempsey SE, 'SNAPSHOT: a census of radiotherapy practice in Australia', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology (2014) 58 , 184¿343, Melbourne (2014) [E3]
DOI10.1111/1754-9485.12223
2014Dempsey C, Govindarajulu G, Sridharan S, Capp A, Dempsey SE, O'Brien P, 'The changing nature of HDR brachytherapy for cervix cancer: How the clinical target volume affects the historical prescription dose', International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, Volume 90, Issue 1, Supplement, 1 September 2014, Page S477, San Fransico, USA (2014)
2014Elith 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]
DOI10.1111/1754-9485.12223
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2014Oultram S, Dempsey SE, 'A single-centre retrospective analysis of the incidence of seromas post-lumpectomy in patients requiring radiation therapy for the management of breast cancer', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology (2014) 58 , 184¿343, Melbourne (2014) [E3]
DOI10.1111/1754-9485.12223
2014Dempsey CL, Dempsey S, Kirisits C, 'The current state of Australasian MRI-based treatment planning for HDR brachytherapy of cervix cancer and comparison with international clinical data', Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, Perth, WA (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsClaire Dempsey
2014Dempsey C, Govindarajulu G, Sridharan S, Dempsey S, Capp A, O'Brien P, 'The Changing Nature of HDR Brachytherapy for Cervix-Cancer: How the Clinical Target Volume Affects the Historical Prescription Dose', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, San Francisco, CA (2014) [E3]
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Co-authorsClaire Dempsey
2011Dempsey SE, 'The Radiation Therapy Clinical History: A model for Continuity of Care of Patients and Developing Clinical Autonomy', 16th ISSRT World Congress, Gold Coast, Australia (2011)
2011Dempsey 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-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2011Dempsey SE, 'Building Quality Learning and Professional Development Communities', Australian Department of Health and Aging: Beyond Bricks and Mortar ¿ Building Quality Cancer Services conference, Melbourne, 2011, Melbourne, Australia (2011)
2011Dempsey 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-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2010Grady 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-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2010Dempsey SE, Findlay NA, MacDonald-Wicks LK, 'Nutritional care in the radiation therapy setting: The radiation therapists perspective', 16th ISRRT World Congress. Scientific Program, Gold Coast, QLD (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsLesley Wicks
2010Tessier 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-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2010Tessier 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-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2010Dempsey SE, 'How to reach consensus about the peer review of teaching using the nominal group technique.', Australian New Zealand Association of Medical Educators 10, 2014, Townsville, Australia (2010)
2010Giles E, Wright C, Chiswell M, Dempsey SE, Jimenez Y, Hargrave C, 'Design and implementation of a national standardised radiation therapy student clinical assessment form', Australian New Zealand Association of Medical Educators, 2010, Townsville, Australia (2010)
2009Findlay 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1673.2009.01207.x
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2009Findlay 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1673.2009.01208.x
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2009Giles E, Wright C, Chiswell M, Dempsey SE, Jimenez Y, Hargrave C, 'The development of a nationally standardised radiation therapy student clinical assessment form', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1673.2009.01208.x
2009Grady S, Back M, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Radiation therapist led treatment review', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1673.2009.01207.x
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2009Tessier 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-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2009Findlay N, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Development and integration of the Newcastle Reflective Inventories into all three disciplines of the University of Newcastle MRS program', 11th Australasian Association of Educators in Medical Radiation Science conference, Brisbane, Australia (2009)
2009Findlay 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-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2008Findlay 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-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2008Dempsey SE, Chapman N, 'Enhancing Clinical Practice, Research and Personal Development in the Cancer Care Setting - 1 day workshop', Queensland Health: Statewide Allied Health Cancer Care Training and Development, Brisbane, Australia (2008)
2008Findlay 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-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2007Chapman 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-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2007Dempsey SE, 'Assessing the content and conceptions of Important and personal student learning in group work through a content analytic / phenomenographic framework', Australian Association of Educators in Medical Radiation Science Conference, Newcastle, Australia (2007)
2007Chapman N, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Assessing student journals for evidence of reflection', Australian Association of Educators in Medical Radiation Science Conference, 2007, Newcastle (2007)
2007Chapman 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-authorsHelen Warren-Forward
2007Dempsey SE, 'After the Professional Development Year: Postgraduate Opportunities for Radiation Therapists', NSW Radiation Therapy Continuing Professional Development Workshop, Mater Hospital Newcastle, Australia (2007)
2007Dempsey SE, 'Quality of Life: Domains, Dilemmas, Decisions, and the Right to Die', Northern Sydney Australian Institute of Radiograpy Conference, Crows Nest, Australia (2007)
2006Dempsey SE, 'Patient Care and Assessment in Radiation Therapy - 2 day workshop', Austin Health, Radiation Oncology Centre, Melbourne., Melbourne, Australia (2006)
2006Burr M, Dempsey SE, 'Assessing RT confidence and responsibility in planning', Australian Institute of Radiography, Annual National Conference, Hobart, Australia (2006)
2005Lyall D, Bore M, Dempsey SE, Powis D, 'An innovative approach to medical radiation science student selection', Australian &New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine, 34th Annual Scientific Meeting, Australia (2005)
2005Callan S, Cant J, Hopkins M, Dempsey SE, 'Integrating past, current and future clinical practice into a dynamic curriculum: The University of Newcastle Experience', Queensland Radiation Therapy Conference, Hamilton Island (2005)
2004Dempsey SE, 'Radiation Therapy for the Mid North Coast: sites and equipment 1 year on', NSW Mid North Coast Imaging Conference, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia (2004)
2003Dempsey SE, 'Current and Future Perspectives of the Use of CT and Other Diagnostic Imaging in Radiation Therapy', NSW CT Users Group, Newcastle, Australia (2003)
2003Dempsey SE, 'Radiation Therapy for the Mid North Coast: New options and a new paradigm for Clinical Practice in Northern NSW', NSW Mid North Coast Imaging Conference, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia (2003)
2003Dempsey SE, 'Broadening the criteria for medical radiation science student selection', The Network, Towards Unity for Health Annual Conference, Newcastle, Australia (2003)
2002Dempsey SE, 'Clinical Autonomy, Emerging Roles and Patient Care', 20th Radiation Therapy Symposium, Coffs Harbour, Australia (2002)
2000Dempsey SE, 'Students¿ Own Assessment: The three most important things I learned', 9th Asian / Australasian ISRRT Conference, Sydney, Australia (2000)
2000Dempsey SE, Byles J, Smith T, 'Evidenced Based Practice', 9th Asian / Australasian ISRRT Regional Conference, Sydney, Australia (2000)
2000Dempsey SE, Davidson R, 'Initiating Research - Workshop', 9th Asian / Australasian ISRRT Regional Conference, Sydney, Australia (2000)
2000Dempsey SE, Davidson R, 'Research Design & Development - workshop', 9th Asian / Australasian ISRRT Regional Conference, Sydney, Australia (2000)
2000Dempsey SE, 'Evidence Based Practice in Medical Radiation Science - 2 day workshop', Tasmanian Branch of the Institute of Radiography, Launceston, Australia (2000)
1999Dempsey SE, 'Acute Skin Reaction, Clinical Agreement, and Psychological Benefit of washing with a mild cleansing agent during radiation therapy to the breast: a randomised control trial', 17th Radiation Therapy Symposium, Melbourne, Australia (1999)
1999Dempsey SE, 'Continuing Professional Education & Development in Medical Radiation Science at The University of Newcastle', Northern NSW Imaging Conference of the Australian Institute of Radiography, Coffs Harbour, Australia (1999)
1999Dempsey SE, 'The Ethical Considerations to Clinical Practice', Northern NSW Imaging conference of the Australian Institute of Radiography, Coffs harbour, Australia (1999)
1997Dempsey SE, 'Continuing Professional Education & Development in Medical Radiation Science', 15th Radiation Therapy Symposium, Hobart, Australia (1997)
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Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Dempsey SE, 'VOLUMETRIC MODULATED ARC THERAPY (VMAT) IN THE TREATMENT OF CANCER: A systematic review of the peer reviewed evidence comparing Volumetric Arc Therapy with current clinical approaches in radiation therapy treatment', Varian Medical Systems, 31 (2011)

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Dempsey SE, The Referential and Structural Conceptions of Group Work Learning, The University of Newcastle, Australia (2011)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants29
Total funding$4,314,271

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20142 grants / $126,572

Radiation Therapy Advanced Practice$63,286

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding bodyDepartment of Health
Project TeamAssociate Professor Shane Dempsey, Ms Kristie Matthews
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1301448
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

Radiation Therapy Advanced Practice$63,286

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding bodyDepartment of Health
Project TeamAssociate Professor Shane Dempsey, Ms Kristie Matthews
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1301448
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20122 grants / $16,557

Teaching & Learning: Work integrated Learning$9,992

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeWork Integrated Learning
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2013
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Teaching & Learning: Work integrated Learning$6,565

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeWork Integrated Learning
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2013
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20117 grants / $1,635,588

VERT Linear Accelerator$769,087

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding bodyDepartment of Health
Project TeamAssociate Professor Shane Dempsey, Doctor Naomi Findlay
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100936
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Clinical Training Funding Capital / establishment Funding$400,000

Funding body: Health Workforce Australia

Funding bodyHealth Workforce Australia
Project Team
SchemeClinical Training Funding Scheme
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2013
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Clinical Training Funding for Student Growth and Expanding Clinical Training Capacilty$320,716

Funding body: Health Workforce Australia

Funding bodyHealth Workforce Australia
Project Team
SchemeClinical Training Funding Scheme
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2013
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Simulation Lab for Radiation Therapy$114,185

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Varian Medical Systems Australasia MSAC application for Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy$19,600

Funding body: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

Funding bodyVarian Medical Systems, Inc.
Project TeamAssociate Professor Shane Dempsey, Doctor Naomi Findlay
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100892
Type Of FundingInternational - Non Competitive
Category3IFB
UONY

Providing online access to Peer Assisted Review of Teaching framework and tools$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeSpecial Project Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

13th International Conference on Education, Athens, Greece, 23/05/11 - 26/5/11$2,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamAssociate Professor Shane Dempsey
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100305
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20106 grants / $67,639

Rapid Arc and Biological Optimisation and Evaluation RT planning tools$23,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team
SchemeStrategic Research Initiatives
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Improving the student experience in later years of their degree through undertaking a transition to practice curriculum.$13,785

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeSpecial Project Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Peer Assisted Review of Teaching: Faulty of Health.$9,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeSpecial Project Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2011
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Assessing the awareness of graduates of the requirements of their transition to practice .$9,200

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeSpecial Project Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Research servers support$9,166

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team
SchemeStrategic Research Initiatives
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Nutritional Management of Radiation Therapy side effects$2,788

Funding body: School of Health Sciences

Funding bodySchool of Health Sciences
Project Team
SchemeStrategic Initiative Research Funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20093 grants / $356,072

Radiation therapy clinical placement funding$296,072

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding bodyDepartment of Health
Project Team
SchemeClinical Training Funding Scheme
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2012
GNo
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

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 bodyCancer Institute NSW
Project TeamAssociate Professor Helen Warren-Forward, Associate Professor Shane Dempsey
SchemeResearch Innovation Grants
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189638
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Development of a program for peer review of teaching in the Faculty of Health.$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeSpecial Project Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2010
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Naomi Findlay, Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward, Associate Professor Shane Dempsey
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189586
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20071 grants / $259,369

Radiation therapy clinical placement funding$259,369

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding bodyDepartment of Health
Project Team
SchemeClinical Training Funding Scheme
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2009
GNo
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20062 grants / $90,000

Radiation Therapy 3D Planning System$50,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNo
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Radiation Therapy 3D Planning System$40,000

Funding body: Department of Health and Ageing

Funding bodyDepartment of Health and Ageing
Project Team
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20051 grants / $280,000

Computed Radiography Imaging Laboratory$280,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20042 grants / $219,474

Computer Radiography WEB Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS)$137,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Radiation therapy clinical placement funding$82,474

Increasing the opportunities for students to be placed into regional cancer care centres
Funding body: Department of Health

Funding bodyDepartment of Health
Project Team
SchemeNational Clinical Training Capacity
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2006
GNo
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20031 grants / $37,000

Interdisciplinary Research Assistant$37,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeResearch Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2004
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20021 grants / $1,221,000

Clinical Training Funding for increased capacity in radiation therapy$1,221,000

Funding body: Department of Health

Funding bodyDepartment of Health
Project Team
SchemeDiscovery Project
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2005
GNo
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014The Use of 3D Ultrasound in the Radiation Therapy Simulation of Breast Cancer
Radiography, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2014National Consensus of the Threshold Knowledge Required of Radiation Therapist Graduates in the Area of Medical Physics and Instrumentation
Radiography, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2009Development, Implementation and Evaluation of an Alternative Placement Model for Diagnostic Radiography Students
Radiography, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Comparing Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy to Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Early Stage Prostate Cancer
Radiography, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2011Qualitative and Reflective Analysis of Student Reflective Journals of Professional Placements in Radiation Therapy
Radiography, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
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Associate Professor Shane Dempsey

Position

Acting Head of School
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Medical Radiation Science

Contact Details

Emailshane.dempsey@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 6667
Mobile0407613736
Fax(02) 4921 7053

Office

RoomHA22
BuildingHunter Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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