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Electronic Log for Fern Pannell


MSci Project

Measuring the Range of Proton Therapy Beams

Dr Simon Jolly, Prof. Ruben Saakyan

Literature Review

  • Submission Deadline: 17:00, 28th October 2020
  • Splitting the review into sections on Cancer Biology, Cancer Treatment, Proton Therapy, Quality Assurance, QuARC, Project Outline and Timeline.
  • Literature Review Submission
  • Feedback Received 3rd December 2020

Progress Report & Interview

Progress Report


  • Submission Deadline (Interview Slides): 9:00, 11th January 2021.
  • Interview Scheduled: 15:00, 13th January 2021.
  • Interview completed with Jenny Thomas, went well.
  • Presentation Slides

Final Report & Presentation


  • Submission Deadline: 17:00, 12th April 2021.


  • Presentation Date: 11:50, 2nd June 2021

Outside Engagement

March 2021

  • Requested to deliver an accelerator physics module and research task for In2Science 2021.
    • Will develop Proton Therapy and/or Novel Acceleration content for delivery in July.

February 2021

  • Invited to deliver a lecture for the UCL Science Centre lecture series.
    • Will most likely produce a presentation on accelerator physics and their applications (with a focus on PBT on the medical side).

October 2020

  • Registered with the IBA Dosimetry Clinical Presentations Hub.
    • Following the series "Best Practice and Experience about Dosimetry and QA Solutions".

September 2020

  • Enrolled on MPHY0038 "Treatment with Ionising Radiation" with Gary Royle as term 1 elective.

August 2020

  • Completed online course with Lund University, Sweden. "Medical Applications of Particle Accelerators".
    • Covered Radiotherapy, LINAC, Proton Therapy, PBT Accelerators, Heavy-Ion Therapy, Radionuclides.

July 2020

  • Attended IBA Dosimetry ESTRO Webinar "Innovation & Evolution in Radiation and Proton Therapy Quality Assurance".
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