David McKay
Principal Physicist

The medical physicist working in radiation therapy uses their scientific and technical expertise to ensure that radiation treatments can be delivered safely and accurately. This includes commissioning equipment for clinical use, quality control checks on equipment and checking individual patient treatment plans.

David worked as a Medical Physicist in the UK prior to moving to taking a role at the Oncology Department at Christchurch Hospital. With 18 years of experience he is the Principal Physicist, and heads the physics department at St George’s Cancer Care Centre. David’s current role has involved him in the installation and commissioning of linear accelerators, a CT scanner, and an x-ray therapy treatment machines and associated planning systems. He has also been responsible for implementing advanced treatment technologies of IMRT and VMAT at the St George’s Cancer Care Centre. His aim will be to ensure that the best use of the technology available to us continues to be used.