Miss Lisa Duggan

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

Code Description Percentage
029999 Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified 65
111299 Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified 35

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/07/2006 -  NSW Clinical Placement Coordinator Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital
Radiation Oncology

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/11/2004 - 1/06/2006 NSW Clinical Placement Coordinator Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
Department of Radiation Oncology
1/05/2003 - 1/11/2004 Senior Medical Physicist St George Cancer Care Centre
Department of Radiation Oncology
1/09/2001 - 1/05/2003 Senior Medical Physicist Prince of Wales Hospital
Radiation Oncology
1/12/2000 - 1/05/2001 Senior Medical Physicist Royal Marsden NHS Trust
Medical Physics
United Kingdom
1/12/1994 - 1/08/2001 Medical Physicist Newcastle Mater Hospital
Radiation Oncology


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

(14 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 McCurdy 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]
DOI 10.1007/BF03179246
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2008 Haworth 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 (2008) [E3]
2007 Duggan LJ, 'Evolution and advancement of TEAP in NSW', Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (2007) [E3]
2007 Duggan LJ, Haworth A, Ebert M, Duchesne G, Joseph D, Bucci J, Kron T, 'Australasian Brachytherapy Dosimetry Audit', Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (2007) [E3]
2006 Dempsey 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]
DOI 10.1007/BF03178394
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Jim Denham, Claire Dempsey
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 - 18
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 - 58Web of Science - 53
Co-authors Helen Warren-Forward, Claire Dempsey
2000 Duggan 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]
2000 Duggan 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]
1999 Williams 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]
1999 Howlett 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]
1999 Duggan LJ, Kron T, 'Glow curve analysis of long term stability of LiF:Mg,Cu.P as compared to LiF:Mg,Ti', Solid State Dosimetry (1999) [E1]
1999 Duggan 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 (1999) [E1]
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 (1999) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Helen 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

Focus area


Contact Details

Email lisa.duggan@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 40144758
Fax (02) 4921 1138


Room Radiation Oncology Department.
Building Mater Hospital
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308