Guatelli, Susanna Dr.

Associate Professor

  • School of Physics
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Centre for Medical Radiation Physics

Overview


Associate Professor Susanna Guatelli is an international leading expert of Monte Carlo radiation transport simulation codes for radiation physics and, in particular, medical physics, with approximately 140 publications in this field. She is Theme Leader of "Monte Carlo simulations" in the Centre For Medical Radiation Physics, Physics, UOW. 

Since 2018, Dr. Guatelli is member of the Steering Board of the Geant4 International Collaboration, Coordinator of the Geant4 Advanced Examples Group, Coordinator of the Geant4 Medical Physics Benchmarking Group.

Dr. Guatelli is a lecturer/coordinator in physics courses. She is Academic Director of the Bachelor in Medical and Radiation Physics. She is very passionate about public outreach activities aimed to inspire the study of physics among the young generations. 
 

Dr. Guatelli has been chair/co-chair of several international workshops and conference sessions dedicated to Monte Carlo codes applied to medical physics. In 2017 she was selected as Australian Chair of the Symposium dedicated to the Australia Japan Emerging Research Leaders Exchange Program, administered by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and the Engineering Academy of Japan (EAJ).

Dr. Guatelli is Associate Editor of Physica Medica and of Applied Radiation and Isotopes. She is member of the Australian Institute of Physics. In 2016 she was selected as researcher profile showcased in the “Women of Impact” publication of the University of Wollongong.






 


Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • Brain cancer poses an exceptional clinical challenge because of poor prognosis and side effects of treatment. It affects all age groups including children with many adults being in their most productive years. Many brain cancer survivors suffer from cognitive and somatic side effects of the treatment with increased risks in children when cancer occurs before intellectual and physical development is completed. Glioblastoma is the most common and highly aggressive brain malignancy among all brain cancers. It requires potent treatments, including high dose radiation therapy due to significant radioresistance. This highlights the need for new technologies and treatments for this disease. Producing a more effective and synergistic chemo-radiation treatment that will improve survival and reduce morbidity would thus be clinically extremely valuable.

Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Quality Assurance Dosimetry in Particle Therapy
    Doctor of Philosophy Microbeam Radiation Therapy Development of Instrumentation and Software Tools for Quality Assurance Cameron, Matthew
    Doctor of Philosophy Real Time Dosimetry of Proton Therapeutic Beam Using Prompt Gamma Zarifi, Melek
    Doctor of Philosophy Characterisation of Novel Silicon Detectors for Proton Therapy and Heavy ION Therapy Quality Assurance Bolst, David
    Doctor of Philosophy Study of Dosimetry and Magnetic Fields From MRI Linac's Causer, Trent
    Doctor of Philosophy Development & characterisation of a novel silicon strip detector & magic plate array of silicon detectors for use in quality assurance of hadron beam radiotherapy Merchant, Aaron
    Doctor of Philosophy Ancient and modern dosimetry: applications to geological dating and radiotherapy QA Romanyukha, Anna
    Doctor of Philosophy Dose Quantification and Enhancements for Particle Therapy Chacon, Andrew
    Doctor of Philosophy Characterisation of the Dose Magnifying Glass for Heavy Ion Therapy Quality Assurance Debrot, Emily
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Development of Simulation Tools for Micro and Nano-Dosimetry Bakr, Samer
    Doctor of Philosophy Lanthanide nanoparticles for image guided multimodal therapies Engels, Elette
    Doctor of Philosophy Design of a solid-state array detector prototype for small-field dosimetry in megavoltage photon beams Biasi, Giordano
    Doctor of Philosophy The Development of New Gernation Microdosimetry for Quality Assurance in Hadron Therapy and BNCT Vohradsky, James
    Doctor of Philosophy Porosas Target for MO-99 Prodnction Raposio, Robert
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of 4πβ (Plastic Scintillator) - 4πγ Detection System for Radionuclide Standardization Heranudin, -
    Doctor of Philosophy Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Complex Treatment Deliveries Le, Albert
    Doctor of Philosophy Silicon on insulator microdosimetry in aviation and space. Development of innovative detector for radiation protection. Peracchi, Stefania
    Doctor of Philosophy Development and Experimental Validation of a Monte Carlo Based Treatment Planning System for Microbeam Radiation Therapy Paino, Jason

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • C-2896-2014

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • Brain cancer poses an exceptional clinical challenge because of poor prognosis and side effects of treatment. It affects all age groups including children with many adults being in their most productive years. Many brain cancer survivors suffer from cognitive and somatic side effects of the treatment with increased risks in children when cancer occurs before intellectual and physical development is completed. Glioblastoma is the most common and highly aggressive brain malignancy among all brain cancers. It requires potent treatments, including high dose radiation therapy due to significant radioresistance. This highlights the need for new technologies and treatments for this disease. Producing a more effective and synergistic chemo-radiation treatment that will improve survival and reduce morbidity would thus be clinically extremely valuable.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Quality Assurance Dosimetry in Particle Therapy
    Doctor of Philosophy Microbeam Radiation Therapy Development of Instrumentation and Software Tools for Quality Assurance Cameron, Matthew
    Doctor of Philosophy Real Time Dosimetry of Proton Therapeutic Beam Using Prompt Gamma Zarifi, Melek
    Doctor of Philosophy Characterisation of Novel Silicon Detectors for Proton Therapy and Heavy ION Therapy Quality Assurance Bolst, David
    Doctor of Philosophy Study of Dosimetry and Magnetic Fields From MRI Linac's Causer, Trent
    Doctor of Philosophy Development & characterisation of a novel silicon strip detector & magic plate array of silicon detectors for use in quality assurance of hadron beam radiotherapy Merchant, Aaron
    Doctor of Philosophy Ancient and modern dosimetry: applications to geological dating and radiotherapy QA Romanyukha, Anna
    Doctor of Philosophy Dose Quantification and Enhancements for Particle Therapy Chacon, Andrew
    Doctor of Philosophy Characterisation of the Dose Magnifying Glass for Heavy Ion Therapy Quality Assurance Debrot, Emily
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Development of Simulation Tools for Micro and Nano-Dosimetry Bakr, Samer
    Doctor of Philosophy Lanthanide nanoparticles for image guided multimodal therapies Engels, Elette
    Doctor of Philosophy Design of a solid-state array detector prototype for small-field dosimetry in megavoltage photon beams Biasi, Giordano
    Doctor of Philosophy The Development of New Gernation Microdosimetry for Quality Assurance in Hadron Therapy and BNCT Vohradsky, James
    Doctor of Philosophy Porosas Target for MO-99 Prodnction Raposio, Robert
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of 4πβ (Plastic Scintillator) - 4πγ Detection System for Radionuclide Standardization Heranudin, -
    Doctor of Philosophy Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Complex Treatment Deliveries Le, Albert
    Doctor of Philosophy Silicon on insulator microdosimetry in aviation and space. Development of innovative detector for radiation protection. Peracchi, Stefania
    Doctor of Philosophy Development and Experimental Validation of a Monte Carlo Based Treatment Planning System for Microbeam Radiation Therapy Paino, Jason

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • C-2896-2014
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