Scholarships

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Professor Zee Upton addresses the audience at the Crestani Scholarships Awards ceremony
University of Newcastle – Central Coast Cancer Centre Internship

Chloe Winner & Emily Mackey

Award offered to outstanding RT students from the University of Newcastle, for an opportunity to partake in RT-related upskilling and advanced practice activities at the Central Coast Cancer Centre.

University of Newcastle – Volunteerism Internship

Bianca Cooke

Awarded Internship to support Radiation Therapy students by providing opportunities to engage in volunteering in the area of cancer care.

University of Newcastle – Rural Internship

Mackenzie Bain

The Rural Equity Internship is a way of supporting student education and their University experience with the hope that some will return to the country areas to practice their profession.

University of Newcastle -Women In leadership Internship

Georgia Murray

Internship awarded to encourage and support an academically gifted woman develop the required skills to become a leader in their field. 

Central Coast Cancer Centre

  • Registration of THREE Radiation Therapists for Zoom virtual ASMIRT conference
  • Registration of Physicist to attend Zoom virtual International Physics conference

Australian Society of Medical Imaging & Radiation Therapy

  • MRI Radiation Therapists course   
  • Crestani Scholarships Ltd have committed to providing a scholarship to an ASMIRT member for further education: One scholarship per year for five years  
  • Amelia Brink – 2021/2022 recipient 

University of Newcastle Central Coast Clinical School

  • Pathway Scholarship for two young doctors in 2022
  • Central Coast Community Scholarship 2022

2019 Scholarship Recipients

Yvonne Crestani and Dr Windsor standing with the 2019 Scholarship recipients

Mitchell Gibbons

Will travel overseas to Canada in 2019 to continue his studies into Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR) for Liver metastasis. His findings will be delivered at the Annual Awards night 15th November 2019 held in the auditorium at Gosford Hospital.

Scholarship in Radiation Therapy Service Improvement

Michael Sikora

In memory of Evio (Chris) Crestani
This scholarship is awarded to a radiation therapist who has undertaken a quality improvement project to better the outcomes of patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment.

University of Newcastle – Crestani Scholarships in Radiation Therapy

Bianca Jackson

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student of radiation therapy.
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, NSW
The scholarship supports the professional advancement of the recipient through specialised training opportunities and mentorship of the multidisciplinary team at the Central Coast Cancer Centre – Gosford Hospital

Scholarship in Technological Advancement in Radiation Oncology

Erin Seymour

This scholarship is awarded to staff member who has undertaken a project to better the outcomes of patients undergoing radiotherapy treatment through technological innovation and advancement

University of Newcastle – Crestani Scholarships in Radiation Therapy

Joel Burton

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student of radiation therapy.
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, NSW.
The scholarship supports the professional advancement of the recipient through specialised training opportunities and mentorship of the multidisciplinary team at the Central Coast Cancer Centre – Gosford Hospital.

In honour of Yvonne Crestani – Scholarship in Radiation Oncology Nursing

Rhys Hoppe

This scholarship is awarded to an oncology nurse, who has undertaken a project to improve radiotherapy nursing care of patients at Central Coast Cancer Centre – Gosford Hospital.

2018 Scholarship Recipients

Crestani Australian College of Nursing Scholarship

Merryn Barclay

Specialist Cancer Nursing Scholarship at the Australian College of Nursing.

Nursing Research Award

Jill Donald

Nursing of Cancer Patients at Central Coast Cancer Centre.

Crestani Research Award

Georgia McPherson

Evaluating the diametric effects of air-filled tissue expanders during radiotherapy of post-mastectomy breast cancer patients.

University Crestani Research Scholarship

Connor Hayes

Implementation of 3D printed Bolus on external beam radiotherapy.

International Scholarship

Mitchel Gibbons

To be trained in Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR) for Liver metastasis.

Crestani Research Award

Katie Sadler

Plan of the Day: An adaptive radiotherapy approach to reducing geographic miss rates and toxicities for patients undergoing post prostatectomy radiation therapy.

University Crestani Research Scholarship

Brooke Horn

The impact of intra-fraction motion for deep – inspiration of breath holds for lung patients.

2017 Scholarship Recipients

Yvonne Crestani with the recipients for the 2017 Awards
International Scholarship

Andrew Glenn

Traveled to Europe to investigate Surface Tracking Technology.

Crestani Graduate Research Scholarship

Sarah Docherty

Contrast for Gynaecology Patients.

University Crestani Research Scholarship

Katie Sadler

Soft tissue in post prostatectomy side effectsbus leo.

International Scholarship

Ashley Cullen

Traveled to Europe to investigate Surface Tracking Technology.

Crestani Graduate Research Scholarship

Ben Alcevski

Benefits of FFF Tracking for Brain Treatment.

University Crestani Research Scholarship

Jack Bowman

Surface Guided breast radiation therapy.

2016 Scholarship Recipients

2016 Scholarship recipients
International Scholarship

Ben Zwam

Crestani Graduate Research Scholarship

Brooke Wilson

Bones vs Soft Tissue Imaging for Rectal Cancer

International Scholarship

Raj David

Funded to attend the American Association of Physicists in Medicine conference to deliver a paper on “Automated Quality Assurance on Lineal Accelerator Physics”

2015 Scholarship Recipients

International Scholarship

Monica La Mote

To study Stereotactic Therapy into Brain Cancer
Stereotactic therapy is comparavle to surgery without surgical risks, but requires additional training for safe implementation

Crestani Graduate Research Scholarship

Jade Searant

To research Bones vs Soft Tissue in Oesophageal Cancer Radiation
Jade is now the ‘Research Manager” in the Faculty of Radiothreapy at Newcastle University

2014 Scholarship Recipients

International Scholarship

Rebecca Cone

To study Stereotactic Ablation Body Radiotherapy (SABR) in the treatment of Lung Cancer
Rebecca returned to Australia to train other therapists in SABR other regional hospitals 

Crestani Graduate Research Scholarship

Richard Simpson

Bowel Preparation for Prostare Patients’ radiation

2013 Scholarship Recipients

Crestani Graduate Research Scholarship

Gabby Watt

Bladder Scanning Trial

Crestani Graduate Research Scholarship

Hayden Sheehan

Rate of Breast Imaging

2010 Scholarship Recipients

Crestani Graduate Research Scholarship

Amie Simms

Research into the effect of Radiation on the Elderly

Crestani Graduate Research Scholarship

Rebecca Cone

Research into the effect of Radiation on the Elderly

2008 Scholarship Recipient

Crestani Graduate Research Scholarship

Michael Sikora

Research on Post-operative Prostate Surgery