To train the next generation in the rapidly developing field of radiotherapy and to stimulate research and collaboration between communities, the Network+ will fund 50% of three PhDs

Selection of PhD Topics

Seven PhD proposals were submitted, satisfying the selection criteria below:

  • Truly cross-disciplinary with supervisors from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds
  • Involving an industrial or international secondment (where applicable)
  • 50% matched funding confirmed

Eight network members individually rated the eligible project proposals. Scores were given out of 5. The top three proposals were selected to receive (50%) funding.

The successful proposals were:

 1) An in silico model for homologous recombination repair of proton induced DNA damage (PhD registered at The University of Manchester)

Student recruited (Samuel Ingram) – PhD started October 2017

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2) Dosimetry of ultrashort and high-dose-per-pulse beams  (PhD registered at University College London)

Student recruited (Michael McManus)- PhD started October 2017

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3) Treatment Planning for VHEE (Very High Energy Electron) Scanned Beams (PhD registered at The University of Manchester)

Student recruited (Louie Hancock) – PhD started October 2017

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View March 2018 project update

View December 2018 project update