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Medical physicists are healthcare professionals with specialized training in the medical applications of physics and technology. UWA Medical Physics group offers MPhys and PhD degrees.


The Medical Physics Research Group at UWA conducts basic and translational research into radiation therapy, radiation biology, tumour modelling, molecular radiotherapy, radiation safety, clinical medicine and health technologies, which will lead to new applications of physics, engineering, biology and medicine for diagnosis and treatment of diseases.  

Current areas of research include:

  • Basic research into radiobiology using computational approaches

  • Using imaging to predict the progression and response of cancer

  • Modelling the interaction of radiotherapy and immunotherapy

  • Using clinical trials data to model the impact of radiotherapy

  • Research into clinical medicine and health technologies

  • Synthesis of new radionuclides for nuclear medicine

  • Calibration of imaging and radiotherapy equipment

  • Medical image analysis and processing

  • Radiomics and Machine Learning

  • Radiation safety and shielding

  • Bio-detection systems


Along with key researchers and multiple collaborative research centres and clinics, the group comprises of Medical Physics students undertaking PhDs and the Master of Physics – Medical Physics program. Prospective researchers, including students, are welcome to contact the group to find out more.




The course and research are designed and delivered by academics who are actively involved in research. Therefore students are ensured that they learn the latest advances in cutting-edge Medical Physics research.

A key strength of the UWA programme is that most of the lectures are delivered by clinical medical physicists who are operating at the forefront of the profession with a balance of research and clinical practice. They can provide firsthand information about how medical physics problems are handled in the hospital environment, which is perfect for educational purposes.

Research opportunities are available for students. To submit an expression of interest for a research opportunity, fill out our form