Radiation Therapy Research

The Radiation Therapy Research page places a strong emphasis on research projects that are driven by the radiation therapy professional discipline/team, or where radiation therapists play a key role in the development and undertaking of the project or clinical trial.

Research focus




Head and Neck

Radiation Therapy Research specific:



Current projects

  • A prospective study to investigate changes in the characteristics of lung tumours during chemo-radiotherapy as measured by 18 F-FDG and 18 F-FLT PET/CT imaging (Cluster = Lung)
  • A dosimetric comparison and cost analysis of Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy and Electronic Tissue Compensation for patients with Breast Cancer (Cluster = Breast)
  • Comparison of salivary function organ doses between hard palate vertical and chin extended baselines in patients receiving definitive radiotherapy (+/- Chemotherapy) for SCC of the Oropharynx, Larynx or Hyopharynx (Cluster = Head and Neck)
  • Transabdominal ultrasound use for image guidance, target delineation, conformal and adaptive planning, verification, and treatment of cervix cancer treated with brachytherapy (Cluster = Gynae-oncology, Brachytherapy)
  • A Prospective Feasibility Study of Gallium-68 Ventilation and Perfusion PET/CT During and After Radiotherapy in Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (Cluster = Lung)
  • An investigation of radiation therapist use of online media for professional development (Cluster = Education)
  • Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) for primary tumour volume assessment in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (Cluster = Lung)


Dr Katrina Woodford

Principal Research Radiation Therapist,​​​​​

Email: [email protected]