Mike House

Assistant Professor, BSc PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M013), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 3.50, Physics Building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth


  • 1576 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
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Personal profile


Born in Perth, Western Australia. BSc (Hons) in Geology and PhD in Geophysics from The University of Western Australia. After working in the mineral exploration industry between 1996 and 2002, I did a career change translating into the field of Biophysics after completing a Grad. Dip (Physics) in 2003. Since 2004 I have worked in the School of Physics where I am currently a Research Associate Professor. In 2010 I was appointed the Course Co-ordinator of the MSc (Medical Physics) course.

Future research

Measuring liver fibrosis and fat using MRI. Finding magnetoreceptors in bees.


Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to non-invasively assess human diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, liver fibrosis and steatosis, and iron overload in the brain, heart, kidneys and liver. The research program is currently divided into in-vivo studies, covering a range of patients groups, and post-mortem work.

Understanding the magnetic resonance characteristics of magnetic nanoparticles to assist the development of new contrast agents for MRI. The aim is to develop new materials that are more efficient than current agents and that can potentially be used to target specific cells in the body.

Approaches to loading and imaging cells with magnetic particles to enable cell tracking using MRI.


  • Relaxometry of biological tissues and contrast agents
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Magnetic nanoparticles
  • Biomagnetics
  • Medical physics

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Projects 2007 2015

Research Output 1995 2018

  • 1576 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
  • 53 Article
  • 3 Conference paper
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Abstract/Meeting Abstract

Multi-modal imaging and analysis in the search for iron-based magnetoreceptors in the honeybee Apis mellifera

Shaw, J. A., Boyd, A., House, M., Cowin, G. & Baer, B., 1 Sep 2018, In : Royal Society Open Science. 5, 9, 181163

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Apis mellifera
honey bees
fat body
image analysis

Sustainability of the Australian radiation oncology workforce: A survey of radiation therapists and radiation oncology medical physicists

Halkett, G. K. B., Berg, M. N., Breen, L. J., Cutt, D., Davis, M., Ebert, M. A., Hegney, D., House, M., Kearvell, R., Lester, L., Maresse, S. & McKay, J., 1 Mar 2018, In : European Journal of Cancer Care. 27, 2, e12804

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Radiation Oncology
Interdisciplinary Communication
2 Citations
Hospital Distribution Systems
2 Citations
Open Access
Maternal Exposure
11 Citations
Open Access
radiation therapy
Urinary Bladder