Medical Physics Grants

Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA)

  • Project title: Medical Physics academic program co-ordinators Group (MPCG)
    Inter-Universities Group (USyd project lead organisation): D Thwaites (Chair), Z Kuncic (USyd), R Franich (RMIT), A Fielding (QUT), M House (UoWA), J Pollard (UoAdelaide), A Rozenfeld, P Metcalfe (UoWollongong), M Carolan (Illawarra Cancer Care Centre)
    Funding body: Better Access to Radiation Oncology (BARO) 2012-2014
    Funding level : $137,336
  • Project title: Radiation oncology medical physics conjoint academic posts
    Inter-Universities Group (USyd project lead organisation): D Thwaites (Chair), Z Kuncic (USyd), R Franich (RMIT), A Fielding (QUT), M House (UoWA), J Pollard (UoAdelaide), A Rozenfeld, P Metcalfe (UoWollongong), M Carolan (Illawarra Cancer Care Centre)
    Funding body: Better Access to Radiation Oncology (BARO) 2012-2014
    Funding level: $744,684
  • Project title: The national medical physics university network
    Inter-Universities Group (USyd project lead organisation): D Thwaites (Chair), Z Kuncic (USyd), R Franich (RMIT), A Fielding (QUT), M House (UoWA), J Pollard (UoAdelaide), A Rozenfeld, P Metcalfe (UoWollongong), M Carolan (Illawarra Cancer Care Centre)
    Funding body: Better Access to Radiation Oncology (BARO) 2012-2014
    Funding level: $747,811

Australian Research Council

  • Project title: An adaptable and dedicated linear accelerator for medical radiation research
    Investigators: P Keall, Jackson, A Rozenfeld, Barton, P Greer, P Vial, C Baldock, P Metcalfe, D Thwaites, Z Kuncic, L Holloway
    Scheme: ARC LIEF 2012
    Funding Level: $600,000
  • Project title: A phenomenological approach to improve radioembolisation treatment of cancer
    Investigators: D Bailey, C Baldock, Z Kuncic
    Scheme: ARC Linkage 2011-13
    Funding level: $265,000
  • Project title: Development of novel radiation detectors and computational prediction techniques for improving the quality of life
    Investigators: Rozenfeld, Petasecca, Dzurak, Jamieson, Lerch, Guatelli, Kuncic, Zaider, Reinhard
    Scheme: ARC DP 2010-2012
    Funding level: $310,000

National Health & Medical Research Council

  • Project title: Biofocussed prostrate cancer RadioTherapy (BiRT): A personalised approach to delivering the right dose to the right place
    Investigators: A Haworth
    Scheme: NHMRC Project Grant 2017-2020
    Funding level: $753,565
  • Project title: Investigation of a new portal imaging device for radiotherapy dose delivery verification
    Investigators: P Greer, C Baldock, Z Kuncic, J Denham
    Scheme: NHMRC Project Grant 2009-2011
    Funding level: $373,000

Cancer Research Organisations

  • Project title: The ACRF Image-X Institute: Eradicating Cancer through Innovation in Imaging and Targeted X-ray Therapy.
    Investigators: P Keall, M Barton, M Jackson, D Thwaites, R Fulton, K Foster, Z Kuncic
    Funding Body and Scheme: Australian Cancer Research Foundation
    Funding: $2.5 million
  • Project title: Do treatment delivery uncertainties limit the effectiveness of advanced technology radiotherapy treatments?
    Investigators: D Thwaites, L Holloway, S Arumugam, P Metcalfe, P Vial, A Rozenfeld, M Carolan, Y de Deene, S Vinod, M Lee
    Funding body and scheme: Cancer Council NSW Project Grant 2014 - 2016
    Funding Level: $360,00
  • Project title: A next generation detector for radiotherapy treatment verification with dual capability for imaging and dosimetry
    Investigators: P Vial, Z Kuncic, P Greer, C Baldock, L Holloway, M Barton
    Funding body and scheme: Cancer Council NSW Project Grant 2011-2013
    Funding level: $336,000
  • Project title: Real Time Dosimetry
    Investigators: P Greer, C Baldock, Z Kuncic, J Denham
    Funding body and scheme: Cancer Council NSW Project Grant 2010-2012
    Funding level: $360,000
  • Project title: The advanced computing facility for cancer research
    Investigators: Z Kuncic
    Funding body and scheme: Cancer Institute NSW Research Equipment Grant
    Funding level: $165,000
  • Project title: Making radiotherapy safer and more accurate: Developing detector technology for the next generation in treatment verification systems
    Investigators: P Vial, Z Kuncic, P Greer, C Baldock, M Barton, S Meikle
    Funding body and scheme: Cancer Institute NSW Research Equipment Grant
    Funding level: $198,000
  • Project title: Towards more effective treatment of breast cancer: A Monte Carlo study
    Investigators: Z Kuncic, R Hill
    Funding body and scheme: National Breast Cancer Foundation Pilot Study Grant 2009-2010
    Funding level: $105,000

NSW Health

  • Project title: Rapid learning proof-of-concept for NSW radiotherapy: linking and mining imaging and clinical data to support optimised decisions for NSW lung cancer patients
    Investigators: D Thwaites, L Holloway, A Dekker, G Delaney, M Bailey, A Ghose, S Vinod, A Miller, F Hegi-Johnson
    Scheme: NSW Health: Office for Health and Medical Research
    Funding Level: $250,000

International Grants

  • Project title: Microbeam radiation therapy: towards a new cancer treatment strategy
    Investigators: Kuncic, Oelfke
    Funding body: Go8 DAAD Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme 2012-2013
    Funding level: $20,000

Industry Grant

  • Project title: Exploring theranostics for the treatment of liver cancer: A multidisciplinary approach to incorporate radiobiology into personalised radioembolisation therapy
    Investigator: K Willowson 2015 - 2017
    Funding level: $225,000