Clinical Advisory Group

The Clinical Advisory Group (CAG), is an independent expert team nominated by the professional colleges to advise the ACDS. It includes representatives from:

  • the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM)
  • the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology (RANZCR)
  • the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT)
  • a member representing the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)

The CAG provide advice on clinical practice, meeting quarterly to support development of audits, advice on phantom and measurement techniques, and audit results. Extraordinary meetings provide supported discussion and interpretation of specific audit results and offer clinical insight into any change of practice warranted, due to audit outcomes.

Current CAG membership

  • Dr Allan Fowler, RANZCR
    Radiation Oncologist, Liverpool and Campbelltown Cancer Therapy Centres
  • Professor Tomas Kron
    Director of Physical Sciences, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Dr Albert Tiong, RANZCR
    Radiation Oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne
  • Dr John Shakeshaft, ACPSEM
    Senior Medical Physicist, Gold Coast University Hospital, ICON Cancer Centre, Gold Coast
  • Dr Nick Hardcastle, TROG
    Principal Research Medical Physicist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne
  • Kate Francis, ASMIRT
    Chief Radiation Therapist, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre
  • Andy Cousins, ACPSEM (NZ)
    Radiation Oncology Physics Team Leader, Christchurch Hospital
  • Dr. Lucinda Morris, RANZCR
    Radiation Oncologist, St George & The Sutherland Hospital, Genesis Care Hurstville