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Professor Rob Davidson, PhD, MApSc(MI), BBus, FASMIRT, is the Head, School of Health Sciences and also the inaugural Professor in Medical Imaging at the University of Canberra, Australia. He has previously held roles as a Professor at Charles Sturt University and as an Associate Professor at RMIT University and at Curtin University.  Rob has over 60 peer review publications / referred proceedings; has an adjunct professorial appointment at RMIT University and has been a visiting Professor in Fiji, Kuwait, Taiwan and Canada. He is currently on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Medical Radiation Science, is a past Editor-in-Chief of The Radiographer and a past Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences.

Rob is a late career academic. He began his career as a clinical radiographer at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia, in 1975 and later moved to Flinders Medical Centre where he developed his interest in research, in this case CT pelvimetry. In 1986 Rob took on roles in business / marketing completing his Bachelor of Business (Marketing) at the University of South Australia. In 1995 Rob joined Charles Sturt University and completed a Masters degree in Medical Imaging. In 2006 Rob was awarded his PhD from The University in Sydney which focused on digital image processes in medical imaging and developing a novel method for dynamic range control in computed radiographic images.

Some of Rob’s major achievements are:

  • the inaugural Professor in Medical Imaging at the University of Canberra and at Charles Sturt University;
  • 2016 ASRT Jean I. Widger Radiologic Technology Distinguished Author Award for the best research paper in Radiologic Technology in 2015;
  • recognised as in the top 15 medical radiation science researchers in the world in 2014;
  • gaining his Fellowship in 2008 from the Australian Institute of Radiography (now the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy);
  • being awarded the 2001 UniServe Science National Science Teaching Award for the best university science lecturer in Australia.

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Projects 2016 2019

Research Output 1998 2019

2 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Radiographic Image Enhancement
Saudi Arabia
Surveys and Questionnaires

Terminology describing the profession of Diagnostic Radiography

Davidson, R., 22 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences. 66, 4, p. 296-296 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
Facial Bones
Health Occupations
New Zealand

Using aluminum for scatter control in mammography: preliminary work using measurements of CNR and FOM

Khaled Al Khalifah, Davidson, R. & Zhou, A., 20 Nov 2019, In : Radiological Physics and Technology. p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

figure of merit

Validity of Using Accreditation Phantom in Quality Control of Digital Tomosynthesis

Al Khalifah, K., Brindabhan, A., Mathew, M. & Davidson, R., 2019, In : Journal of Allied Health. 48, 1, p. 15-19 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quality Control
Imaging Phantoms
1 Citation (Scopus)
18 Downloads (Pure)

Occupational radiation exposure to nursing staff during cardiovascular fluoroscopic procedures: A review of the literature

Wilson-Stewart, K., Shanahan, M., Fontanarosa, D. & Davidson, R., Nov 2018, In : Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics. 19, 6, p. 282-297 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Nursing Staff
radiation dosage
Occupational Exposure