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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 Acadaemic 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 Los Vegas, USA); Molecular Imaging in Oncology (2012 Florence, Italy); and PET/CT in Oncology (2012 Vienna, Austria).

My teaching and learning focussed 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.

 

Qualifications

  • PhD (Medical Radiation Science), University of Newcastle, 29/08/2011
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology, University of Newcastle, 26/04/1996
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, University of New South Wales
  • Diploma in Applied Science (Med Rad Tech), University of Sydney

Research

Research keywords

  • Health related and cancer related Quality of Life
  • Inter-professional health and medicine education
  • Radiation Therapy practice, research and education

Research expertise

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

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111208Radiation Therapy75
139999Education Not Elsewhere Classified25

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Australian Institute of Radiography

Editorial Board.

  • Member - Radiography Journal - UK
  • Member - Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
  • Member - Australian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine
  • Member - The Journal of Medical Radiation Science

Appointments

National Radiation Therapy representative
Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agecy - Workforce Innovation and Reform Working Party (Australia)
01/03/2014
National Radiation Therapy representative
Australian Health Practitioners Registartion Agency (AHPRA)- Medical Radiation Practice Accreditation Committee (Australia)
01/01/2013
Scientific Program Convenor
20th Australian National Radiation Therapy Symposium (Australia)
01/01/2000 - 01/04/2002
Conference Convenor
Australian Radiation Therapy Symposium (Australia)
01/01/1994 - 01/04/1996
Chair and Radiation Therapy member
Australian Institute of Radioggraphy (AIR) - Professional Accreditation and Education Board (Australia)
01/01/1992 - 01/12/2008

Awards

Recognition.

2011Citation for Oustanding Contributions to Student Learning
Australian Learning & Teaching Council (Australia)
For pioneering a transition to practice / workplace curriculum and written guides providing students with skills and increased awareness of the requirements of future graduate practice
2009Varian Radiation Therapist Award
Australian Institue of Radiography and Varian Medical Systems (Australia)
Awarded for significant contribution and continued excellence in Radiation Oncology in Australia
2008Vice-Chancellor's Citation
The University of Newcastle, Australia (Australia)
Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
2005Pro-Vice Chancellor Citation for Excellence and Engagement in the Radiation TherapyCommunity
The Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Australia. (Australia)
For Excellence and Engagement in the Radiation Therapy community

Invitations

Beyond Bricks and Mortar - Building Quality Clinical Cancer Services in Australia
Department of Health and Aging, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2011
Enhancing Clinical Practice, Research and Personal Development in the Cancer Care Setting
Queensland Health, Statewide Allied Health, Cancer Care Training and Development , Australia (Invited Presenter)
2007
Patient Assessment during Radiation Therapy
Austin Repatriation Hospital, Victoria, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2006
Evidence Based Practice in Medical Radiation Science
Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Institute of Radiography , Australia (Invited Presenter)
2000

Collaboration

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

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Program management, course review

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Health Science education
  • Medical Radiation Science
  • Radiation therapy and oncology imaging
  • Research methods and Evidence Based Practice
  • Transition to Practice, and Outcomes mapping

Teaching expertise

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

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Highlighted Publications

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

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]
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]

This european based journal peer review paper represents the first outcome of large research project reviewing the use of nutritional management of radiation therapy side effects. This is a new area of practice in radiation therapy.

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]

First full published RTC coordinated by a radiation therapist. Outcomes changed practice at 2 clinical sites.

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]

This publication provided international review and acceptance of a research validated analysis tool developed to provide better evaluation of the reflective writings of students. The results with this research provided support for the development of the Newcastle Reflective Inventories (NRIs).

Publications

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Journal article (26 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]
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]
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, n/a-n/a (2014)
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)
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]
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)
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]
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]
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]
2011Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'An analysis of the professional and academic interest of medical radiation science students', Radiography, 17 145-151 (2011) [C1]
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]

This european based journal peer review paper represents the first outcome of large research project reviewing the use of nutritional management of radiation therapy side effects. This is a new area of practice in radiation therapy.

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]
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]
2010Findlay NA, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Developing a qualitative framework for analysis of student journals', The Radiographer, 57 34-39 (2010) [C1]
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]
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]

This publication provided international review and acceptance of a research validated analysis tool developed to provide better evaluation of the reflective writings of students. The results with this research provided support for the development of the Newcastle Reflective Inventories (NRIs).

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]
2009Findlay NA, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Workplace diaries promoting reflective practice in radiation therapy', Radiography, 15 166-170 (2009) [C1]
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]

This UK published paper documented the developing clinical competence and authority of radiation therapists to accept responsibility in non-traditional decision making areas of practice.

2008Findlay NA, Dempsey SE, Warren-Forward H, 'Theory of reflection in learning for radiation therapists', Radiographer, 55 29-32 (2008) [C1]
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]

Co-authors: MILES BORE

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]

First full published RTC coordinated by a radiation therapist. Outcomes changed practice at 2 clinical sites.

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]

Changed the current clinical practice at an Australian RT centre. The prime outcome of this research, ie the adoption of a computer planning system digital verification image to replace a high dose CT scan for verification purposes in radiation therapy, was eventually adopted at all RT centres nationally.

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 (48 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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)
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)
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)
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)
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]
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)
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, '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)
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-authors: LESLEY 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]
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)
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)
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)
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)
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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)
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]
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]
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)
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)
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, 'Reflective Inventories: Assisting health professionals with reflective practice', ANZAME 2007 The association for health professional education, Canberra, 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)
2007Dempsey SE, 'After the Professional Development Year: Postgraduate Opportunities for Radiation Therapists', NSW Radiation Therapy Continuing Professional Development Workshop, Mater Hospital 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)
2006Burr M, Dempsey SE, 'Assessing RT confidence and responsibility in planning', Australian Institute of Radiography, Annual National Conference, Hobart, Australia (2006)
2006Dempsey SE, 'Patient Care and Assessment in Radiation Therapy - 2 day workshop', Austin Health, Radiation Oncology Centre, Melbourne., Melbourne, Australia (2006)
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)
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)
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, Davidson R, 'Research Design & Development - workshop', 9th Asian / Australasian ISRRT Regional 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, 'Students¿ Own Assessment: The three most important things I learned', 9th Asian / Australasian ISRRT 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, 'The Ethical Considerations to Clinical Practice', Northern NSW Imaging conference of the Australian Institute of Radiography, Coffs harbour, 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, '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)
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 grants28
Total funding$4,250,985

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2014 (1 grants)

Radiation Therapy Advanced Practice$63,286
Funding Body: Department of Health

Project Team
Associate Professor Shane Dempsey, Ms Kristie Matthews
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$63,28620142014
GNo:G1301448

2012 (2 grants)

Teaching & Learning: Work integrated Learning$9,992
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Work Integrated LearningInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,99220122013
GNo:185073888

Teaching & Learning: Work integrated Learning$6,565
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Work Integrated LearningInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,56520122013
GNo:185073880

2011 (7 grants)

VERT Linear Accelerator$769,087
Funding Body: Department of Health

Project Team
Associate Professor Shane Dempsey, Doctor Naomi Findlay
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$769,08720112013
GNo:G1100936

Clinical Training Funding Capital / establishment Funding$400,000
Funding Body: Health Workforce Australia

SchemeRole
Clinical Training Funding SchemeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$400,00020112013
GNo:185073864

Clinical Training Funding for Student Growth and Expanding Clinical Training Capacilty$320,716
Funding Body: Health Workforce Australia

SchemeRole
Clinical Training Funding SchemeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$320,71620112013
GNo:185073872

Simulation Lab for Radiation Therapy$114,185
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$114,18520112011
GNo:185073852

Varian Medical Systems Australasia MSAC application for Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy$19,600
Funding Body: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

Project Team
Associate Professor Shane Dempsey, Doctor Naomi Findlay
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$19,60020112011
GNo:G1100892

Providing online access to Peer Assisted Review of Teaching framework and tools$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Special Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020112011
GNo:185075563

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

Project Team
Associate Professor Shane Dempsey
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020112011
GNo:G1100305

2010 (6 grants)

Rapid Arc and Biological Optimisation and Evaluation RT planning tools$23,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

SchemeRole
Strategic Research InitiativesChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$23,00020102010
GNo:185075543

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

SchemeRole
Special Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,78520102010
GNo:185075571

Peer Assisted Review of Teaching: Faulty of Health.$9,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Special Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,70020102011
GNo:185075602

Assessing the awareness of graduates of the requirements of their transition to practice .$9,200
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Special Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,20020102010
GNo:185075579

Research servers support$9,166
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

SchemeRole
Strategic Research InitiativesChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,16620102010
GNo:185075551

Nutritional Management of Radiation Therapy side effects$2,788
Funding Body: School of Health Sciences

SchemeRole
Strategic Initiative Research FundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,78820102010
GNo:174814365

2009 (3 grants)

Radiation therapy clinical placement funding$296,072
Funding Body: Department of Health

SchemeRole
Clinical Training Funding SchemeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$296,07220092012
GNo:185075644

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

Project Team
Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward, Associate Professor Shane Dempsey
SchemeRole
Research Innovation GrantsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020092009
GNo:G0189638

Development of a program for peer review of teaching in the Faculty of Health.$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Special Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020092010
GNo:185075612

2008 (1 grants)

Qualitative and Reflective Analysis of Student Reflective Journals from a professional placement in Radiation Therapy$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Naomi Findlay, Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward, Associate Professor Shane Dempsey
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020082008
GNo:G0189586

2007 (1 grants)

Radiation therapy clinical placement funding$259,369
Funding Body: Department of Health

SchemeRole
Clinical Training Funding SchemeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$259,36920072009
GNo:185075636

2006 (2 grants)

Radiation Therapy 3D Planning System$50,000
Funding Body: Department of Health and Aging

SchemeRole
Equipment GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020062006
GNo:12332199

Radiation Therapy 3D Planning System$40,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Equipment GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$40,00020062006
GNo:12332258

2005 (1 grants)

Computed Radiography Imaging Laboratory$280,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Equipment GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$280,00020052005
GNo:12332672

2004 (2 grants)

Computer Radiography WEB Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS)$137,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Equipment GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$137,00020042004
GNo:12332681

Radiation therapy clinical placement funding$82,474
Funding Body: Department of Health

SchemeRole
National Clinical Training CapacityChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$82,47420042006
GNo:185075628

2003 (1 grants)

Interdisciplinary Research Assistant$37,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$37,00020032004
GNo:12332336

2002 (1 grants)

Clinical Training Funding for increased capacity in radiation therapy$1,221,000
Funding Body: Department of Health

SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,221,00020022005
GNo:185075620
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL1.05
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.25

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018M Philosophy (Med RadiationSc)Principal SupervisorNational Consensus of the Threshold Knowledge Required of Radiation Therapist Graduates in the Area of Medical Physics and Instrumentation
20142018M Philosophy (Med RadiationSc)Principal SupervisorThe Use of 3D Ultrasound in the Radiation Therapy Simulation of Breast Cancer
20122018PhD (Medical Radiation Sc)Co-SupervisorComparing Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy to Intensify Modulated Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Early Stage Prostate Cancer
20092013M Philosophy (Med RadiationSc)Co-SupervisorDevelopment, Implementation and Evaluation of an Alternative Placement Model for Diagnostic Radiography Students

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2011PhD (Medical Radiation Sc)Co-SupervisorQualitative and Reflective Analysis of Student Reflective Journals of Professional Placements in Radiation Therapy
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Associate Professor Shane Dempsey

Work Phone(02) 4921 6667
Cell / Mobile Phone0407613736
Fax(02) 4921 7053
Email
PositionActing Head of School
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaMedical Radiation Science
Office
HA22,
Hunter Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/shane-dempsey