The Physics Research Group is led by Professor Alan Nahum. Our principal research interests concern radiobiological modelling for the evaluation and optimisation of radiotherapy. Specific projects include the following:
We have external collaborations with John Fenwick (Oxford), Mauro Lori (Reggio Emilia), Tony Popescu (Vancouver), Vanessa Panettieri (Melbourne) and Aswin Hoffmann (Nijmegen).
You can access our recent physics research output here.
Figure 1. Fit of a delay-differential model to data on early radiotherapy reactions.
Monte-Carlo simulated proton dose in water beneath aluminium wedges of angles (in Al) of (a) 13.1°, (b) 22.8° and (c) 40.9°, and (d) for a PMMA wedge equivalent to the 22.8° Al wedge. Colourwash is normalised to the maximum dose, illustrating reduced in-
Impact of the width of the “raw” electron pencil beam on (Monte-Carlo modelled) radiation dose at the centre of small fields.
Figure 4. Pareto-optimisation approaches: (a), (b) analytically- and iteratively-derived homogenised arc dose distributions; (c) trade-off surfaces between different plans.