Richard Fox

Adjunct Professor, BSc W.Aust., DPhil Oxon, CPhys., FInstP, FAIP, FACPSEM, FIPEM

  • The University of Western Australia (M505), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Richard Fox has a DPhil in physics from the University of Oxford and was appointed Head of The Department of Medical Physics at Royal Perth Hospital in 1980. He commenced teaching medical students in 1980 initially giving a full course of 78 lectures per year and continued with a lesser teaching load until 2012. He retired from RPH in 2002 but continued as a member of the Radiological Council of WA and Chairman of its Compliance Testing Working Party, he is also chairman of the Cancer Council's Medical Radiation and Cancer Working Party. He is an examiner for the College of Radiologists Part I exam.

Roles and responsibilities

Providing a web-based lecture course in physics for medical students undertaking the postgraduate degree in medicine.

Previous positions

Research Fellow University of Sussex (1970-74), Scientific Assistant Institute of Cancer Research and Lecturer at London University (1974-78), Deputy Head, Department of Medical Physics Royal Perth Hospital (1978-80), Head of Department of Medical Physics, Royal Perth Hospital (1980-2002)


CT scanner dosimetry

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research expertise keywords

  • Medical physics


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