Clinical Advisory Group

The Clinical Advisory Group, or CAG, was assembled by the ACDS to provide clinical support and advice to the ACDS. The CAG comprises of members from the professional organisations most relevant to the ACDS, and includes representatives from:

  • the Australian 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 meets quarterly to discuss the audit outcomes and ongoing developments within the ACDS. In addition, conversations happen out of session when Out of Tolerance audit outcomes arise.

Current CAG membership

  • Dr Allan Fowler, RANZCR
    Radiation Oncologist, Liverpool and Campbelltown Cancer Therapy Centres
  • 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