Pejman Rowshan Farzad

Dr, PhD, University of Newcastle, Australia

  • The University of Western Australia (M013), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Pejman has completed a Bachelor of Applied Physics and a Masters of Medical Physics. He also has a PhD in Physics (Medical Physics) from the University of Newcastle, NSW in 2012.
After completing his MSc, Pejman joined the directory group at a medical cyclotron, where he worked for 8 years during which he developed novel techniques for production of a number of medical radioisotopes applicable for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
In 2008 he started a PhD at the University of Newcastle. The title of his project was “Improvement of EPID-based techniques for dosimetry and investigation of linac mechanical performance in advanced radiotherapy”.
He published ten peer reviewed papers as first author from his PhD and his methods were commercialized and used at hospitals.
In 2013, Pejman accepted an Assistant Professor position at the University of Western Australia, where he has been working since. While at UWA, he continued his work on improvement of the performance of radiotherapy machines.
In 2015, he became the UWA Medical Physics Program Chair.
Pejman has over 80 refereed publications. He collaborates with several hospitals and research centers in Australia and overseas.

Pejman was awarded for "Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning" in 2017/18 at the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. He was nominated by his postgraduate students.

He was also nominated for the "Faculty Teaching Award, Individual Teaching" by his postgraduate students in 2019/2020 and was awarded the "Faculty Commendation" in this category.

Pejman was awarded two Guild's Students' Choice Awards in 2020.

Future research

• Machine Learning in Radiotherapy
• Real-time Tumor Tracking
• CyberKnife
• Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Funding overview

• Martin Ebert, Roslyn Francis, Robert Jeraj, Colin Tang, Sean Bydder, Timothy Perk, Carl Schultz, Jamie Bellinge, Prof Rachael Moorin, Miceal Mccarthy, Andrew Campbell, Collin Kasisi, Ross Herbert, Angel Kennedy, Pejman Rowshanfarzad ‘Molecular imaging for precision medicine: efficiency gains via automated annotation’, 2019, WA Department of Health, Research Translation Projects.

• Martin Ebert, Joshua Dass, Pejman Rowshan Farzad, Rohen White, Suki Gill, Ryan Toh, Godfrey Mukwada, Zaid Alkhatib, 2019, ‘Clinical implementation of 3D printed Brachytherapy surface-applicators for high dose rate Brachytherapy in Radiation Oncology’, Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park Health Care Group Research Advisory Committee, 2019-20 Annual RAC Grant Funding

• Martin Ebert, Alexey Veryaskin, Christobel Saunders, Timo Vaalsta, Pejman Rowshan Farzad 2017, ‘Investigation of a low-risk, non-invasive, low-cost, high-sensitivity method of breast cancer detection based on electromagnetic gradiometry’, 2017 Innovator Grant, National Breast Cancer Fundation

• Martin Ebert, Robert Jeraj, Pejman Rowshan Farzad 2017, 'Advancing the fundamental physical understanding of cancer for advancing treatment developments', UWA Research Collaboration Awards

• Pejman Rowshan Farzad 2015, 'Merit Award - Fellowships - Quality improvement in prostate radiotherapy: correction of respiratory-induced tumour motions.', WA Department of Health.

• Pejman Rowshan Farzad (CIA), Martin Ebert, Sean Bydder, Colin Tang, Thomas Braunl, Du Huynh, 2014, 'Suzanne Cavanagh ECI Grant - Safety and Quality: More accurate prostate radiotherapy treatments', Cancer Council of Western Australia.

• Benjamin Hug, Mahsheed Sabet, Martin Ebert, Pejman Rowshan Farzad (AI); 2014, 'Introduction of a transmission device for independent in vivo fluence monitoring for complex treatment deliveries: Evaluation of a aSi flat-panel detector'- 2014/15 Annual Research Grants, Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group (SCGOPHCG).

• Martin Ebert, Sean Bydder, Colin Tang, Pejman Rowshan Farzad (AI), Thomas Braunl, Du Huynh; 2014, Quality improvement in prostate radiotherapy: correction of respiratory-induced tumour motions' - 2014/15 Annual Research Grants, Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group (SCGOPHCG).

New and Noteworthy

Previous positions

>> Conjoint Medical Physics Lecturer at the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, The University of Newcastle.

>> Research Associate at the University of Newcastle and Medical Physics research group at Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital.

>> Research Assistant at the department of Radiation Oncology in Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital.

Teaching overview

>> Radiation Physics and Dosimetry
>> Radiotherapy Physics
>> Special Techniques in Radiotherapy
>> Nuclear Medicine, Radionuclides, Radiopharmaceuticals and Imaging
>> MRI
>> Radiation Biology
>> Machine Learning in Medical Physics


Research Topics:
> Radiotherapy Physics
> Linac QA methods for advanced radiotherapy techniques (IMRT/VMAT)
> Electronic Portal Imaging Devices
> Cyclotrons & Nuclear Medicine

Details of Completed Research Supervision:
 Principal supervisor for an MSc student (Brendon Wright) working on: Comprehensive Investigation into the Stability of Varian and Elekta kV and MV Imaging Systems during Arc Delivery

 Principal supervisor for an MSc student (Warwick Smith) working on: Clinical implementation of 3D printed Brachytherapy surface-applicators for high dose rate Brachytherapy in Radiation Oncology

 Principal supervisor for an MSc student (Jeremy Hughes) working on: Application of Dynalog files for advanced radiotherapy treatment verification (leaf positioning and speed, and fluence map) and comparison with EPID-based techniques

Principal supervisor for an MPhys student (Corban Neeley) working on: Fiducial marker tracking with kilovoltage and megavoltage imagers during prostate radiotherapy

Principal supervisor for an MPhys student (Chen Lee) working on: Comparison of the patient skin dose for treatments on the CyberKnife and linacs

Principal supervisor for an MPhys student (Luke Slama) working on: Development of a novel method to investigate the coincidence of beam collimation system and target spot position in radiotherapy linacs

Principal supervisor for an MPhys student (Thomas Milan) working on: Evaluation of the clinical impact of the linac MLC and gantry sag

• Principal supervisor for an MPhys student (Joshua Hiatt) working on: MultiLeaf Collimator Positioning for Small Fields: A New Investigation into Automatic EPID-based Verification

Principal supervisor for an MPhys student (Thomas Klein) working on: A 3-D Independent Dosimetric Verification of the Accuracy of CyberKnife Xsight Lung Tracking versus Fiducial-based Target-tracking using Patient-derived Respiration Patterns in a Moving Phantom

Co-supervisor for an MPhys student (Mario Djukelic) working on: Evaluation of a mobile C-arm cone-beam CT in interstitial high-dose rate brachytherapy treatment planning

 Co-supervisor for an MPhys student (Kirsten Emory) working on: Identification of short and long lived radioisotope contamination in the stages of [18F] FDG production using gamma spectroscopy

Co-supervisor for an MPhys student (Theresa Feddersen) working on: Commissioning and Dose Delivery in Small Animal Radiotherapy

Coordinating supervisor for an MSc student (Jonathon Thompson) working on: Dosimetric Comparison of Dynamic Conformal Arc Therapy to Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy and 3D Conformal Radiotherapy in Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy Treatments for Lung Cancer

 Co-supervisor for an MPhys student (Rebecca D'Alonzo) working on: Optimising Protocols for the Safe and Efficacious Delivery of Radiation Therapy to Preclinical Models of Medulloblastoma

 Co-supervisor for an MPhys student (Dane Taylor) working on: Assessment of the performance and impact of a pre-patient imaging system in EBRT using Monte Carlo simulation 

Coordinating supervisor for a PhD student (Calyn Moulton) working on: Spatial dose-response models of rectal toxicities for patients undergoing prostate radiotherapy

Supervisor of 6 MPE students for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design Project 2 working on: Compensation for organ motion during radiotherapy of prostate

Supervisor of a bio-mechanics student under UWA-USTC (University of Science and Technology China) research training program, working on: Reconstruction of the 3D position of markers from 2D images in radiotherapy

External positions

University of Newcastle

1 May 2013 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • Medical Physics
  • Radiotherapy Physics
  • Cyclotrons and Nuclear Medicine

Industry keywords

  • Medical Devices
  • Diagnostics
  • Health


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