Special clinical interest in benign and urological
A/Prof Jarad Martin is a radiation oncologist with strong research interests. He subspecialises in the multidisciplinary management of gastrointestinal tumours (including tumours of the oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, colon, rectum and anal canal) as well as genitourinary malignancies (including prostate and bladder cancers). A more recent interest is the use of low dose radiotherapy for conditions such as plantar fasciitis and Dupuytren’s contracture.
Jarad attends and contributes to the Newcastle multidisciplinary meetings discussing patients with all of these types of cancer, and has a leading role in helping organise specialist education events in the Hunter region. His technical knowledge is well recognized in areas including intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) and stereotactic radiotherapy (SBRT). Having worked in Victoria, Queensland and Canada prior to commencing practice in Newcastle, he is able to bring a broad perspective to his management of people with cancer.
Jarad has authored more than 60 peer reviewed publications, being awarded more than $6 Million in competitive research funding and has won awards in both Canada and Australasia recognizing the quality of his research. He has held senior positions in several national bodies including the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group, for whom he was the convenor for their 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting.
Jarad continues to be a sought after research collaborator, member of advisory boards to the pharmaceutical industry and speaker at both national and international scientific meetings. Shaping the next generation of clinician-scientists has been an important goal for Jarad, and as chair of the Research Committee for the Faculty of Radiation Oncology within the RANZCR he has helped set up a recognized pathway for trainees in the specialty to also study towards a PhD.
Favourite thing about your job: Being able to work with a great team to help people navigate through a challenging cancer journey.
Hobbies: A/Prof Martin is an enthusiastic middle distance runner, runs a math enrichment program for local school students, enjoys astronomy and is a fan of the Eurovision Song Contest.