Mar 2013 - Aug 2016 Doctor of Philosophy, NSW
Dr. Vikneswary (Vicky) Batumalai is a Principal Research Scientist based at GenesisCare Australia. With over 15 years of experience in the field of radiation oncology research, Dr. Batumalai has become a respected authority in both academia and clinical practice.
Her extensive contributions to the field are evidenced by her portfolio of over 45 scientific publications. Driven by a passion to improve patient outcome, she has cultivated a particular expertise in the areas of MR-guided radiotherapy, variation in radiotherapy fractionation, and health economics.
Dr. Batumalai's work in MR-guided radiotherapy has been instrumental in pushing the boundaries of precision medicine, utilising cutting-edge imaging technology to enhance treatment accuracy and patient safety. Additionally, her research on variation in radiotherapy fractionation has shed light on optimising treatment protocols to improve patient outcome.
1. Early Career Researcher Award (2020) by Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research.
2. Paper of the Year (Epidemiological/Health Services Research) 2020 by University of New South Wales for the paper titled: Estimating the cost of radiotherapy for 5-year local control and overall survival benefit.
3. Outstanding Contribution to Research - Early Career (2020) by University of New South Wales.
4. John A. Kovaleski (JAK) Award for Professional Development at the Section for Magnetic Resonance Technologists (SMRT) Annual Scientific Meeting, Toronto, 2015 for abstract titled: An assessment of MRI image quality for various setup positions used in breast radiotherapy.
5. Nominated for Young Scientist Poster Award at ESTRO 29, Barcelona, 2010 for oral- poster presentation titled: Dosimetric considerations and optimal replanning strategies for H&N IMRT.
6. Best Clinical Outcomes in Breast Cancer Therapy awarded by Novartis Oncology at the Combined Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, 2009 for oral presentation titled: Variability in Clinical Target Volume Delineation for Tangential Breast Irradiation: A Comparison between Radiation Oncologists and Radiation Therapists.