Learn More About the Australasian Brachytherapy Group

The Australasian Brachytherapy Group is a group of professionals that promotes all aspects of brachytherapy for the benefit of the community.
Our Executive Committee works to maintain standards for quality assurance in the fields of Radiation Oncology, Physics, Technology and Biology in areas pertinent to the practice of brachytherapy.

Meet Our Executive Committee

Read below to learn more about the Executive Committee of the Australasian Brachytherapy Group. We work to support brachytherapists in Australia and New Zealand, for both individual and corporate members as well as the industry at large.

Specific member benefits include access to resources such as publications, a quarterly newsletter, abstracts from previous ABG annual scientific meetings, references and reduced registration fees for our annual meeting.

Dr Andrej Bece

Chair

Dr Andrej Bece is a Radiation Oncologist who is dually passionate about advanced technologies in radiation and delivering compassionate cancer care.

Dr Bece is committed to quality improvement through clinical research and is a principal investigator of a number of clinical trials at St George Hospital.

He is Chair of the Australasian Brachytherapy Group, a member of TROG, COGNO and ANZPROG (RANZCR Australian and New Zealand Palliative Radiation Oncology Group).

Dr Dinesh Vignarajah

Deputy Chair

Dr Vignarajah is currently a radiation oncologist at Icon Cancer Centre Maroochydore, and has a staff specialist appointment at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. He has an interest in research and teaching, holding an academic appointment with the University of Queensland. His main interest areas include gynaecological, genitourinary, haematological and CNS malignancies.
In 2016 he was awarded the prestigious Windeyer Fellowship, undertaken at The Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in London, United Kingdom. There he participated in further clinical research in the areas of genitourinary, gynaecological, haematological and breast malignancies, with a focus on adaptive radiotherapy, HDR/LDR brachytherapy and stereotactic radiotherapy.

Lynsey Hamlett

Secretary

Lynsey Hamlett currently works as a Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Adrian Gibbs

Treasurer

Adrian Gibbs is a Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist working for Queensland Health.

Dr Bronwyn Matheson

Immediate Past Chair

Dr Bronwyn Matheson is an Australian-based health professional.

Bronwyn is trained as a Radiation Oncologist and has a practice located in Melbourne.

Prof Annette Haworth

General Committee Member

Prof Haworth is an ACPSEM accredited medical physicist with more than 20 years hospital based, clinical medical physics experience. She has held an academic position at the University of Sydney since September 2016 and holds affiliate academic positions with the University of Melbourne and RMIT University.

Cath Beaufort OAM

General Committee Member

Cath Beaufort currently works as Operations Manager at Alfred Health Radiation Oncology.

Dr Sylvia Van Dyk

General Committee Member

Brachytherapist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Dr Joseph Bucci

General Committee Member

Dr Joseph Bucci has trained in Medical and Radiation Oncology. He has over 17 years’ experience in the treatment of cancer and focuses on research related to Quality Assurance in Brachytherapy. Dr Bucci trained in prostate brachytherapy at the British Columbia Cancer Agency in 2000-01 in Vancouver. He has held senior positions at the St. George Hospital Cancer Centre and the St. George Private Hospital. He was part of the team that established the first publicly funded prostate seed brachytherapy program in Sydney.

Joel Poder

Website Sub-Committee

Joel is currently working at the St George Hospital Cancer Care Centre in the Radiation Oncology department as a Medical Physics Specialist.

His research interests include both high dose rate and low dose rate brachytherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, in-vivo dosimetry and Monte Carlo simulations using Geant4.

David Wood

General Committee Member

Lynsey Hamlett currently works at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

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