Jacinta Yap

Research Fellow
University of Melbourne

Melbourne, VIC

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Jacinta is a Research Fellow in the Medical Accelerator Physics group at The University of Melbourne. Her research interests combine accelerator and medical physics concepts to better understand and improve the delivery and outcomes of cancer treatment using radiation.

This includes developing computational tools and experimental approaches to study particle beams for medical applications. Jacinta holds a BSc (EngSci - MechEng) from The University of Western Australia and an MSc (MedRadPhys with Dist.) from the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP), University of Wollongong. Her thesis was a study of the Relative Biological Effectiveness (RBE) in proton beam therapy by application of a novel silicon microdosimeter. Jacinta was awarded a prestigious EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship to join the Optimization of Medical Accelerators (OMA) ITN project where she was based at the Cockcroft Institute, UK, completing her PhD in 2021 with the Accelerator Physics QUASAR group, University of Liverpool. Her PhD project involved studies into beam optics, characterisation and simulation modelling to support the development of novel beam diagnostics for particle therapy.