DPhil, Institute of Radiation Oncology
Project: Modelling patient outcomes in treatment planning system by incorporating biological factors in radiation therapy treatment planning
Before coming to Oxford, Mark undertook a BSc in High Performance Computational Physics at the University of Adelaide including an exchange year at the University of Hong Kong. During this time he carried out a project in Medical Physics – testing a new inverse optimisation algorithm for Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy (IMPT) which resulted in a publication. Mark’s DPhil is funded by the Clarendon Committee and the CRUK Oxford Centre.
In addition to Oxford having strongly established itself in radiobiology research, the university offers great opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, both internally and externally.
Any tips or advice for future students?
Do not be intimidated by Oxford or feel like an imposter here, keep a healthy work-life balance and don’t let your work define who you are.
And finally, what are your plans beyond your DPhil?
I am looking to work in industry to help translate new technologies in radiotherapy and medical physics to the clinic.