Medical Physics

Research to improve healthcare and medicine through physics

The Medical Physics Research Group conducts research into radiobiology, radiation safety, clinical medicine and health technologies, and also provides teaching in biophysics, nuclear physics, radiation health and medical physics.

Current areas of research include:

    • Basic research into radiobiology using computational approaches
    • Research into clinical medicine and health technologies
    • Synthesis of new radionuclicides for nuclear medicine
    • Calibration of radiotherapy equipment
    • Radiation safety and shielding

Our group has particular expertise in magnetic resource research, which complements the usual medical physics study of radiation oncology, nuclear medicine and radiology.

Along with key researchers, our group comprises Medical Physics students undertaking PhDs and the Master of Physics – Medical Physics program. Prospective researchers, including students, are welcome to contact us to find out more.


The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences is working on a range of projects within the area of physics. For more information about any of these, contact our department using the details below.

  • RADAR Trial    
  • Bystander effect
  • Tissue repair
  • Radiotherapy tools
  • Waitlist optimisation
  • Uniform TBI
  • VMAT
  • Solid targetry
  • Phenomenological Models
  • Radio-guided treatment
  • Prostate toxicity
  • Kidney radiobiology
  • Hepatic steatosis
  • IMRT verification
  • Novel brachytherapy
  • EBS
  • DCAT in SABR
  • Personal electric dosimiters

Our collaborators

The Medical Physics University Network is a national collaboration between the six Australian universities that offer postgraduate programs in medical physics.

The network provides a flexible, consistent and efficient framework, and a related set of initiatives, for supporting the development and capacity of the medical physics community.

The group has developed this e-information network, through which each university openly shares resources related to its areas of expertise. In addition to sharing local resources, we have compiled useful links to external resources.

Contact Head of Medical Physics Pejman Rowshanfarzad