MEDICAL IMAGING AND
RADIATION THERAPY
Research Group

People

Associate Professor Peter Stanwell

Associate Professor Peter Stanwell

Associate Professor Peter Stanwell is a Medical Radiation Practitioner applying Medical Imaging in the areas of diagnostic radiology, neurosciences, and cancer diagnostics. He is particularly interested in how medical imaging data can shed light on the pathogenic mechanisms associated with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), and how disturbances of those mechanisms impair cognition.

Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward

Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward is a medical physicist. Her research expertise is in medical dosimetry and radiation protection in the areas of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine.

Associate Professor Shane Dempsey

Associate Professor Shane Dempsey is a radiation therapist who worked extensively in radiation oncology clinical practice in his early career. Shane’s research involves investigating issues associated with health professional practice, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. His 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.

Associate Professor Tony Smith

Associate Professor Tony Smith

Associate Professor Tony Smith is a diagnostic radiographer. He is currently the Deputy Director of the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health (UONDRH) Faculty of Health and Medicine. Tony’s research focuses on rural health workforce issues, with particular interest in the development of new models of care that incorporate interprofessional education and practice. He has a strong interest in rural and remote health care, especially as it relates to the delivery of medical imaging services.

Dr Sharmaine McKiernan

Dr Sharmaine McKiernan

Dr Sharmaine McKiernan is a Radiographer and Sonographer who has worked clinically in both the private and public sector. She continues to use her skills clinically whilst also working at the University.  Sharmaine has an interest in health professional practice and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Her specialty is ultrasound and its clinical use.

Dr Daphne James

Dr Daphne James

Dr Daphne James is a nuclear medicine technologist with over 25 years clinical experience. Daphne’s PhD focussed on strategies to identify early pregnancy in patients undergoing diagnostic imaging procedures to avoid unnecessary foetal irradiation. Her other research interests include occupational radiation exposure for medical radiation practitioners; scholarship of teaching and learning for health professionals; and the use of DEXA bone mineral analysis in cancer survivors.

Dr Yolanda Surjian

Dr Yolanda Surjan

Dr Yolanda Surjan has identified the critical need for an expert-led movement to translate radiation oncology treatments from the human realm to the animal sphere. Dr Surjan is committed to collaborative research and has international affiliations with experts in the field of equine ophthalmology in the UK as well as working relationships with multiple experts in the field of radiation oncology and medical physics in oncology.