Professor Michael Poulsen

Prof Michael Poulsen


Radiation Oncologist

Professor Michael Poulsen is a highly-experienced Radiation Oncologist and has worked extensively across both the public and private sector. He is a senior radiation oncologist at the Mater Centre and has been a radiation oncologist with Queensland Health since 1986. He underwent his training the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and in 1989 spent time at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. He is also one of the founding directors of Radiation Oncology Queensland (now ROC) which continues to operate a private radiation oncology facility in Toowoomba.

Dr Poulsen has published extensively in the area of radiation oncology. The main areas of interest have been in head and neck cancer, skin cancer with a special interest in Merkel cell carcinoma of the skin. Through his involvement in the Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) as a principal investigator for TROG 91.01 and 96.07, he has established an international network. This has included published articles on Phase II and III trials and a meta-analysis of fractionation trials for radiotherapy of the head and neck. Research collaboration has been with other radiation oncologists in Australia and New Zealand as well as medical oncologists, allied health professionals and surgeons.