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Australian Faculty


Clair Shadbolt obtained her medical degree from Otago University in Dunedin and general radiology training at Auckland Hospital in New Zealand before spending her final year of training in London at the Hammersmith and Royal Marsden Hospitals. She also gained experience at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. 

Clair commenced two years of MRI Fellowship in the USA, in 2000 at the University of California, Irvine, in Musculoskeletal and Neuro MRI, followed by an Oncology/Body MRI fellowship at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center in New York City working with Hedvig Hricak an international expert in GYN and prostate MRI.


On her return Clair worked at the Alfred Hospital reporting rectal MRI and is currently at The Women's Hospital undertaking MRI in both benign and malignant GYN diseases and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne continuing her interest in Body/Oncology and Breast MRI.


Clair has authored several peer reviewed journal articles and has presented papers / posters at both local and international radiology meetings.


Dr Allison Rose obtained her medical degree from The University of Melbourne. She underwent general radiology training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, attaining M.Med. FRANZCR in 1988. She was appointed as a consultant radiologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in 1989 after a period in London working to gain experience in women’s imaging.


Allison is a keen educator having received a university award for outstanding contribution to the Victorian Registrar Teaching Program. From 2001-2006 she was Deputy Director of the Radiology Department at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and was the main champion for implementation of enterprise wide PACS. These experiences have equipped her with sufficient courage to mount this IT intensive course & provide a unique hands-on experience which addresses the needs of Australian radiologists to meet the challenges of the new technology.


Helen is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and completed her radiology training in NSW. She has extensive experience in breast imaging including breast fellowship training in NSW and working as a breast radiologist in Atlanta, USA. Helen has worked for BreastScreen in NSW, WA and Victoria.

For several years Helen has been a member of the Breast Imaging Reference Group of the RANZCR and sits on many committees including the BCNA, the BreastScreen Victoria Quality Management Group and the BreastScreen Victoria State Accreditation Committee. 

In addition to her role as Clinical Director, BreastScreen St Vincent's Hospital, she has a number of breast cancer research interests and collaborates with several groups alongside Associate Professor Jennifer Cawson. 

Helen is currently undertaking a PhD at Melbourne University to further support her interest in population screening and public health, following the completion of a Masters in Epidemiology in 2014.


Kirsten Gormly

Co-ordinator Rectal MRI & Convenor MDT

Kirsten Gormly is a consultant radiologist with subspecialty training in oncology imaging, including pelvic MRI. She gained training and experience in reporting rectal MRI from Prof. Gina Brown at the Royal Marsden Hospital in 2003/4. 

Kirsten is a partner with Dr Jones and Partners, Adelaide. She is involved in clinical trials and research in rectal cancer in Australia and New Zealand and has several published papers and text books. Kirsten is the newly elected chair of ARGANZ, promoting radiologist education and collaboration between radiologists and clinicians in abdominal imaging. 

She regularly lectures and teaches at radiology conferences and courses in Australia and advocates the use of standardised reports for oncology CT.


Stefan Heinze

Co-ordinator Pelvic MRI

Stefan trained in Radiology at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, following which he gained further experience in Body Imaging at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge, St. George’s Hospital London, UCLA Medical Centre Los Angeles and finally at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he studied prostate MRI with Professor Hedvig Hricak as part of a Body Imaging Research Fellowship.

In 2002 he established the prostate MRI service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, where he is Deputy Director of Radiology. He is involved in teaching prostate imaging at undergraduate, post-graduate and specialist levels, is published in peer-reviewed journals and has presented widely at local and national meetings on prostate imaging. He is currently part of a committee involved in applying for an MBS item number for prostate MRI.

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