M.B.B.S. (Syd.) 1981
Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, 1987
Certificate in Health Economics, Monash University, 1996
MD “The improvement of cancer management by the application of the currently available knowledge” (UNSW) 2008
Michael Barton OAM is Scientia Professor of Radiation Oncology at UNSW, and Research Director of the Collaboration for Cancer Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CCORE). He is the Principal of the Cancer Research Theme of the Faculty of Medicine UNSW.
He has chaired reviews of cancer services throughout Australia and overseas including; the Victorian Cancer Services Framework Report, the Papua New Guinea Cancer Services Report, the Review of Cancer Services in New South Wales in 2004, the feasibility study of radiotherapy in the Northern Territory and a review of cancer services in Western Australia. He chaired the expert advisory committee examining the feasibility of establishing a radiotherapy service in North West Tasmania.
He has worked for United Nations agencies on radiotherapy projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He chaired the WHO technical document on risk profiling radiotherapy.The benchmarks for radiotherapy service delivery that CCORE developed have now been adopted throughout Australia, Europe and Great Britain. Recently a similar benchmark has been developed to benchmark and plan chemotherapy services.
Michael Barton began the Basic Sciences of Oncology Course in NSW which he later developed into the Applied Sciences of Oncology Course for the International Atomic Energy Agency. This course has been downloaded over 2500 times by oncology trainees around the world.
Michael Barton was awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia in June 2007 for his service to medicine, particularly radiation oncology, through a range of clinical, research, education and professional development roles. In 2012, he received the Medical Oncology Group of Australia-Novartis Oncology Cancer Achievement Award. He received the Health Service Research Award from Research Australia in 2016.
NHMRC and ARC
2018 The Australian MRI-Linac Program: Transforming the Science and Clinical Practice of Cancer Radiotherapy. Keall P, Barton M, Crozier S. NHMRC APP1132471. $7,001,475
2017 Nano-X: A new class of cancer radiotherapy system. Keall P, Feain I, Mackie T, O'Brien R, Jackson M, Barton M, Bennett P. NHMRC APP1118450. $824,478
2013 Ultra-High Resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) System for Physical Applications. Price W, Aldrich-Wright J, Hennessy A, Sathasivan AS, Torres, Allan M, Liney G, Gary P, Holloway L, Delaney G, Cornell B, Bosi S, Nyden M, Messerie B. NHMRC / ARC LIEF Scheme, LE140100009. $1,064,000
2013 The Australian MRI-linac Program: Improving cancer treatment through real time image guided adaptive radiotherapy. Keall P, Barton M, Crozier S. NHMRC APP1036078. $5,705,380
2011 An adaptable and dedicated linear accelerator for medical radiation research. Keall P, Jackson M, Rozenfeld A, Barton M, Greer P, Vial P, Baldock C, Metcalfe, Thwaites D. ARC LIEF Scheme, LE120100006. $600,000
2008 Modelling multiple radiotherapy treatment episodes for benchmarking and service planning. (Retreatment). Barton M, Hudson M, Delaney G, NHMRC (Cancer Australia) 510327. $503,415
Cancer Institute NSW
2016 An assessment of the appropriate Radiotherapy Utilization (RTU) versus optimal across NSW. Delaney G, Barton M, Gabriel GS, Shafiq J, Yap M. Cancer Institute NSW. $289,440
2016 Infrastructure for developing MRI contrast agents for cancer imaging that spans from contemporary to future clinical field strengths. Price W, Barton, M, Keall P, Liney G, Aldrich-Wright J, Stait-Gardner T, Bourne R, Fay M, Xu HH, Gupta A. Cancer Institute NSW. $530,000
2013 Centre for Oncology Education and Research Translation (CONCERT). DeSouza P, Barton M, Lee S, Bokey L, Girgis A, Delaney G, Ranson M. Cancer Institute NSW13/TRC/1-01. $6,499,980
2011 Chair in Radiation Oncology 2011 to 2016 $850,667
2010 Making radiotherapy safer and more accurate: Developing detector technology for the next generation in treatment verification systems. Vial P, Kunic Z, Greer P, Baldock C, Holloway, L, Barton M. Cancer Institute, 10 / REG / 1. $198,000
2010 A next generation detector for radiotherapy treatment verification with dual capability for simultaneous imaging and dosimetry. Vial P, Baldock C, Kuncic Z, Holloway L, Barton M. Cancer Council NSW. $336,125
2010 South West Sydney Translational Cancer Research Unit (SWS-TCRU). De Souza P, Barton M, Lee S, Bokey L, Agar M, Apte M. Cancer Institute NSW Translational Research Unit Program. $1,673,333
2007 Development and implementation of an integrated electronic Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) measurement tool. . Eek R, Shafiq J, Au G, Delaney G, Barton M, Ng W. Cancer Institute. $80,000
2006 Chemotherapy in Cancer Care: estimating the optimum utilisation from a review of evidence based clinical guidelines. Barton M, Jacob S, Ng W. Cancer Institute 05/HSP/1-01. $247,500
2005 Linking Radiation Oncology databases to NSW inpatient statistics collections. Barton M, Delaney GP, O’Connell D, Gabriel GS. Cancer Institute 05/RIG/1/04. $201,695
2006 Chair in Radiation Oncology 2006 to 2011. $1,454,030
2015 UNSW Medicine E-Research Institutional Cloud (ERIC). Jorm l, Ainsworth M, Barton M, Chambers G, Churches T, Close J, Cook R, Degenhardt L, Dobbins T, et al. UNSW Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative. $668,500
2014 The ACRF Image-X Institute: Eradicating cancer through innovation in imaging and targeted x-ray therapy. Keall P, Barton M, Jackson M, Thwaites D, Kunic Z, Fulton R, Foster K. Australian Cancer Research Foundation. $2,500,000
2017 Scientia Professor, UNSW Sydney
2016 Health Services Research Award, Research Australia
2015 Gold Medal of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
2015 Liverpool Council Health Research Award
2014 Rouse Traveling Fellowship, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
2012 Medical Oncology Group of Australia-Novartis Oncology Cancer Achievement Award 2012
2007 Medal of the Order of Australia, for service to medicine, particularly radiation oncology, through a range of clinical, research, education and professional development roles.
2007 Rohan Williams Traveling Professor, Royal College of Radiologists, United Kingdom
2000 Professional Education and Training Award. NSW Cancer Council
Health Services research in cancer, primarily in radiation oncology to set evidence-based benchmarks of population-based levels of cancer service delivery.
He is one of the principals in the Australian MRI linac, one of 4 projects globally to use MRI for anatomical and functional guidance of radiation therapy
My Research Supervision
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