Early Stage Research Award (ESRA)

The Early Stage Research Award (formerly Young Investigator Grant) is awarded annually to an IAPM member on the basis of competitive peer review to support a research project in any area relating to medical physics and bioengineering. The grant aims to support researchers early in their career.

2024 ESRA

The call for applications for the Early Stage Research Award will shortly open, with a submission deadline set for the 4th April 2024.

The grant of up to €2,000 is awarded on the basis of competitive peer review to support a research project in any area relating to medical physics and clinical engineering. The winner of the award will be announced at the IAPM ASM this year. Please refer to the guideline and application form below for details.

Deadline:4th April 2024

Previous Awardees

2024 Ronan Coleman, St James’s Hospital
Development of a novel online visualisation platform for facilitating image perception studies

2023 Saoirse Maher, Technological University Dublin (TUD)
Development of optical sensing technologies for daylight photodynamic therapy (D-PDT)

2022 Niamh McArdle, St Vincent’s University Hospital / UCD
Investigation of a partial volume effect correction for non-spherical objects towards improved dosimetric accuracy in 90Y SIRT Therapies

2021 Bill Kamtchou, University College Dublin
Development of a Nuclear Medicine Compton camera for bone imaging using the novel Timepix3 detector

2020 Parisa Taheri Foroushani, National University of Ireland, Galway
Radiomics-based imaging tool aiding the diagnosis and staging of multiple myeloma

2019 Kevin Byrne, National University of Ireland, Galway
Evaluation of the Performance of Novel Inorganic Scintillating Detectors for Small Animal Irradiation Dosimetry

2018 Andrea Doyle, Dublin Institute of Technology
Development of High Quality Training Program for Real Time Trans-Rectal Ultrasound Low Dose Rate Prostate Brachytherapy

2017 Andrew Malone, Dublin Institute of Technology
The use of fluid dynamics for the assessment of cardiovascular disease

2016 Niall Colgan, Saolta University Health Care Group
Development of open source phantom and metrics to quantity the specific absorption rate in MRI

2015 Aoife Ivory, Trinity College Dublin
Quantification of absolute perfusion indices for liver cancer via subharmonic ultrasound imaging

2015 Michael Manley, St Vincent’s University Hospital
Measurement of patient UV dose using EBT3 gafchromic film

2014 Silvin Knight Trinity College Dublin
Phantom device for the validation of novel dynamic contrast enhanced MRI acquisition techniques

2013 Laura Shields, University College Dublin and St. Luke’s Hospital Dublin
Optimisation of IMRT and IMAT 2013 report

2012 Christopher Soraghan, St. James’ Hospital
Expanding The Role of the Medical Physics and Bioengineering Department in The Clinical Environment: Development of an mHealth mobile Application (Apps) Resource for Clinician-Led Initiatives 2012 report

2011 Sean Cournane, St. James’ Hospital
Development of a range of breast ultrasound contrast detail and anechoic target phantoms

2011 Lynn Gaynor, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
A study of the effects of radiation quality on the paediatric patient

2010 Despina Bazou, Dublin Institute of Technology
Development of a perfusion flow phantom for use with ultrasound contrast agents 2010 Report

2009 Alan Stone, Trinity College Dublin
Whole Body – Diffusion Weighted Imaging: How accurate is it? 2009 Report

2008 Friedrich Wetterling, Trinity College Dublin
A Dual MRI Coil System for Measuring Tissue Sodium Concentration: a Quantification Accuracy Study 2008 Report

2007 Elaine Tyner, St. Luke’s Hospital
An investigation of the use of an amorphous silicon (aSi), electronic portal imaging device (EPID) for in-vivo portal dosimetry of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), prostate cancer treatments 2007 Report