The Team

BREAST is a partnership by The University of Sydney and BreastScreen Australia.

Co-Director: Professor Patrick C Brennan
Patrick is a Professor at the Discipline of Medical Radiation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences and is the Team Leader of the Medical Image Optimisation and Perception research Group (MIOPeG). His research involves exploring novel technologies and techniques that enhance the detection of clinical indicators of disease, whilst minimising risk to the patient.  His research has involved most major imaging modalities including X-ray, computerised tomography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. He is recognized as a leader in medical imaging optimization and radiological perception.
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Co-Director: Professor Warwick Lee
Warwick is an Adjunct Professor at the Discipline of Medical Radiation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, and was the State Radiologist for BreastScreen NSW from 2007-2014. Warwick is committed to quality assurance as it relates to breast imaging in both the diagnostic and screening environment. He is a member of the Breast Imaging Reference Group of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR), the National Quality Management Committee of BreastScreen Australia and the BreastScreen Australia Accreditation Review Committee.

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Project Manager: Ms Kriscia Tapia
Kriscia joined the Faculty of Health Sciences in 2001. She worked as a program administrator in the Learning & Teaching portfolio where she managed the Graduate Entry Masters programs, and provided executive support to the Associate Deans. She now manages the BREAST project and coordinates the Breast Cancer Special Interest Group.

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Database and Technical Officer: Ms Phuong Dung (Yun) Trieu
Yun graduated from the Ho Chi Minh University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Viet Nam. She became a student in the Discipline of Medical Radiation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences and graduated with a Master of Diagnostic Radiography degree in 2012. Yun has been a member of the Medical Image Optimization and Perception research group (MIOPeG) since 2011 and is now a part-time database and technical officer for BREAST. Yun is a 2013-2014 Schlumberger Foundation "Faculty for the Future" scholar and is currently undertaking her PhD at the Faculty of Health Sciences.



Research Assistant: Mrs. Aarthi Ganesan
Aarthi graduated from SSN college of Engineering, India in 2011. She later became a student in King’s college of London, UK, and graduated with a Master of Science in Medical Engineering and Physics in 2012. She is currently a part-time research assistant for BREAST.



Researcher: Dr Mohammad Rawshdeh
Mohammad completed a BSc degree in Radiologic Technology at the Jordan University of Sciences and Technology. Following this he completed a Master of Diagnostic Radiography (Hons) at the University of Sydney, before completing his PhD in 2015 with his thesis entitled "Radiologist and image characteristics that affect the accuracy of breast cancer diagnosis”. Current research interests mainly revolve around Perception in Medical Imaging, Receiver Operating Characteristic analysis of performance, human performance and performance errors particularly in medical imaging interpretation, as well as identification of the impact of specific lesion features on diagnostic accuracy especially why visible cancers missed in screening mammography.