Study level

  • Vacation research experience scheme


Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.


Dr Andrew Fielding
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Science


Various research projects are available in the use of monte-carlo techniques in radiotherapy and medical imaging. These include modelling radiotherapy linear accelerators, radiobiology, patient dosimetric verification and in-vivo treatment verification using electronic portal imaging devices.span

Research activities

You will work in a multi-disciplinary team of clinical medical physicists, clinicians and radiation therapists. Your work may involve experimental measurements and computational simulation and data analysis.


The project's aim to improve the understanding of the accuracy and precision of radiation therapy planning and delivery. Ultimately the projects aim to have an impact on treatment outcomes, improving tumour control and reducing side effects.

Skills and experience

Prior study with knowledge and skills in:

  • physics
  • mathematics
  • computer science
  • electrical engineering
  • medical engineering.


You may be eligible to apply for a research scholarship.

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