Our Higher Degree Research Students

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Our Higher Degree Research Students

Phd Students

Diagnostic Imaging   
StudentThesis titleAffiliationsSupervisors (M=main)
Assema LalzadNeonatal cranial ultrasound: Knowledge, safety and training of operatorsCabrini Hospital/The Mercy Hospital, Melbourne

Michal Schneider (M), Flora Wong

Shawna FarquharsonClinical applicability of brain white matter fibre tracking using diffusion weighted MRIThe Brain Research Institute, Melbourne Michal Schneider (M), Alan Connelly, Graham Jackson
David Robinson Ultrasound for Imaging of impingement and neural entrapments at the shoulder and hipThe Avenue Hospital, Windsor, VICMichal Schneider (M), Paul Marks, Stephen Lee
 Sai Goek

Beyond performance: The development of effective assessment tools for entry level Singaporean Radiographers

Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore Marilyn Baird (M), Caroline Wright
Imelda WilliamsRadiographer role extension/image interpretation in AustraliaDepartment of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne Marilyn Baird (M), Michal Schneider
John McInerney Role of sonographer registration and safety aspects in AustraliaDepartment of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Monash University, MelbourneMichal Schneider (M), Caroline Wright, Marilyn Baird
Radiation Therapy   
Nigel AndersonImproving dysphagia quality of life outcomes for patients receiving head and neck RTPeter McCallum Institute, MelbourneMichal Schneider (M), Mori Wada, Vincent Khoo
Drew SmithStageing, planning and treatment of RT for anal canal cancerThe Austin Hospital, MelbourneMichal Schneider (M), Farshad Faroudi, Vincent Khoo
Kristie MatthewsEvaluation of the implementation of Australian radiation therapy advanced practitionersPeter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Melbourne

Marilyn Baird (M), Caroline Wright

Daniel Sapkaroski

An evaluation of the effectiveness of an immersive VR medical imaging simulation tool in preparing students for clinical practice

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Monash UniversityMatthew Dimmock (M), Matthew Mundy
Catherine OsborneTransition from RT to follow up: An evaluation of patient needs in a rural settingDepartment of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Monash University

Michal Schneider (M), Caroline Wright, Eli Ristevski

Eric Pang PingEvaluation of the use of a non-invasive 4D ultrasound Clarity system in real-time tracking of the target volume in prostate radiation therapyNational Cancer Centre, Singapore

Marilyn Baird (M), Kellie Knight

Ashley OngPredictive modelling for adaptive radiotherapy treatment planning in locally advanced prostate cancerDepartment of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Monash UniversityMatthew Dimmock (M), Kellie Knight, Vanessa Panetieri
Briana WelshOptimal Breath-hold technique for Upper-abdominal & thoracic Radiotherapy – Deep-inhale, Inhale or Exhale? Investigating stability, reproducibility, patient experience & treatment efficiencyDepartment of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Monash University

Caroline Wright (M), Kellie Knight

Radiation Oncology   
Dr James Jackson

Risk assessment and optimisation of head and neck cancer swallowing outcomes with intensity modulated RT

Gold Coast University Hospital, QueenslandMichal Schneider (M), Mori Wada, Vincent Khoo
Dr Daryl Lim JoonHigh risk prostate cancer: Improving the precision of dose escalated intensity modulated  RTThe Austin Hospital, MelbourneMichal Schneider (M), Vincent Khoo
Imaging Physics   
Carlos SolarzanoCharacterisation of post-surgical bone healing using machine learning Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Monash University

Matthew Dimmock (M), David Albrecht

MPhil Students

Radiation Therapy   
StudentThesis title AffiliationsSupervisors (M=main)
Katrina WestRadiation induced oesophagitis in breast cancer patients: Dose volume predictorsNepean Cancer Care Centre, Sydney

Michal Schneider (M), Caroline Wright, Kirsty Stuart

Daniel PhamStereotactic ablative body radiotherapy for primary renal cell carcinomaPeter MacCallum Institute, Melbourne

Michal Schneider (M), Farshad Faroudi, Tomas Kron

Darren Hunter

Overcoming RT language barriers with the use of an instant translation device for culturally  and linguistically diverse patients (ORBIT)

Peter MacCallum Institute, MelbourneMichal Schneider (M), Caroline Wright, Richard Oates
Abubaker AbubakerDiffuse noxious inhibitory control of cough and the urge-to-coughDepartment of Medical Imaging and Radiation SciencesMichael Farrell (M)
Mohammed AlghamadiQuantitative Simultaneous MR-PET Imaging to Understand Brain NetworksDepartment of Medical Imaging and Radiation SciencesMichael Farrell (M), Sharna Jamadar and Zhaolin Chen

Recent Phd Graduates

Dr Caroline Wright

Dr Paul Lombardo

Dr Sylvia Van Dyk

Dr Alahmari Dhafer