Chief Radiation Therapist
Mark has been involved with the Riverina Cancer Care Centre since establishment in 2002. As the Chief Radiation Therapist, Mark manages the day to day operations of the Radiation Oncology department.
Mark completed training through Sydney University and has worked in a number of major metropolitan teaching hospitals. Over the last 12 years Mark has been involved in numerous clinical improvement strategies at the Riverina Cancer Care Centre. The common underlying drive of all these strategies is to ensure patients accessing Radiotherapy treatment at the Riverina Cancer Care Centre receive equal, if not better treatment, than that of any other centre across Australia.
Mark understands the impact that waiting for treatment can have on one’s outcome, their quality of life and family. Through Mark’s leadership the Riverina Cancer Care Centre will continue to maintain a no waitlist policy and a Radiotherapy service centred on the needs of patients.
Director of Nursing
Laura completed her nursing training at Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga in 2005. She has worked as a Registered Nurse in a variety of specialty areas including medical, surgical and palliative care before discovering her passion for oncology nursing and joining the Riverina Cancer Care Centre in 2010. She has worked in a variety of capacities and management roles over her 9 years in Oncology and has been the Director of Nursing since 2017.
Laura is responsible for all aspects of clinical nursing including the administration of chemotherapy and radiation therapy nursing. Along with other key staff members she is involved with the ACHS accreditation planning and surveys, is an active member of the Riverina Cancer Care Centre Medical Advisory Committee and Quality Assurance Committee and is dedicated to ensuring patients have access to high quality health care that is in accordance with The National Cancer Institute and NSW Health policies and guidelines for best practice.
Along with her nursing team, Laura committed to providing holistic care to all patients and their families attending Riverina Cancer Care Centre and promote access to a wide range of supportive services during their cancer journey.
Group Head of Physics
Matthew has been with the Riverina Cancer Care Centre since late 2011. Prior to arriving in Wagga Wagga, Matthew was at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Department of Radiation Oncology for a short stint following the completion of his Masters of Medical Physics at the University of Sydney in 2010. He is a certified member of the Australasian College of Physical Sciences in Medicine and currently represents the college, serving on the Radiation Oncology Specialty Group Executive Committee.
Matthew is dedicated to continually improving the technology and services that the Riverina Cancer Care Centre can provide to its patients and is experienced in commissioning advanced radiotherapy treatment techniques. He has fostered a collaborative relationship with other metropolitan radiotherapy centres including The Canberra Hospital with whom we share a nationally endorsed training program with for trainee physicists.
As the Group Head of Physics he coordinates all physics related activities across Cancer Care Associates facilities, and currently serves as the Chair of the Cancer Care Associates Radiation Therapy Quality Assurance Committee. At the Riverina Cancer Care Centre, he leads the dedicated “PExIT” team that provides the Physics, Engineering (X-ray machines) and Information Technology services that the staff depend upon to care for patients.