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, usually held via a teleconference, to discuss the ongoing developments within the ACDS. In addition, extensive conversations happen out of session, especially when audit designs are being discussed.

Appeal against Audit Outcome

If a facility wishes to appeal an audit outcome, they are encouraged to contact the CAG. The CAG provides independent technical and medical advice to the ACDS. Drawn from the three professions involved in radiation oncology, expert individuals are nominated by the organisations which they represent to provide advice and guidance to the ACDS. The CAG can be contacted at CAGatarpansa.gov.au.

If unsatisfied with the CAG response, facilities can directly appeal to ARPANSA (see contact us).

Current CAG membership

  • Dr Madhavi Chilkuri (Chair), RANZCR
    Radiation Oncologist, Townsville Cancer Centre
  • Dr Allan Fowler, RANZCR
    Radiation Oncologist, Liverpool and Campbelltown Cancer Therapy Centres
  • Dr John Shakeshaft
    Senior Medical Physicist, Gold Coast University Hospital, Radiation Oncology Centres, Brisbane
  • Dr Nick Hardcastle, TROG
    Principle Research Medical Physicist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne
  • Caroline Muir Knipe, ASMIRT
    Supervisor Radiation Therapist, WP Holman Clinic, Hobart
  • Neal Molloy
    Chief Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist, Genesis Cancer Care, NSW