Paul O'Mahoney

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Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

Biography

Dr Paul O’Mahoney is a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant working within the Photobiology Unit at Ninewells hospital. He obtained his PhD in Physics in 2015 and his BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering in 2011, both from the University of Dundee.

His research is focused on the applications of physics in Photodynamic Therapy and Photodiagnosis.

Research

Dr O’Mahoney’s research includes:

Improving dosimetry in daylight PDT

Novel PDT light sources

Fluorescence guided resection of glioblastoma

Non-invasive imaging of skin cancers

Fluorescence and thermal characteristics of skin during PDT

Real-time monitoring of erythema

MR imaging of fractional lasers

Lectures and conferences

British Medical Lasers Association (BMLA) 2017. “What is the optimum measurement method for monitoring patient exposure dose during daylight PDT?” Oral Presentation, 17-19th May, 2017

EuroPDT 2017. “Daylight PDT in the UK: an algorithm for accurate dosimetry, and when and where can we do it?” Oral Presentation, 10-11th February 2017

Medical Physics and Engineering Conference (MPEC) 2016. “Making the most of the sun: optimising treatment times for effective daylight PDT across the UK” and “I’m A Scientist: Outreach skills session” Oral Presentations, 12-14th September 2016

Photodynamic Therapy and Photodiagnosis Update. “Daylight PDT in the UK: an algorithm for accurate dosimetry, and when and where can we do it?” Oral Presentation, 24-28th October 2016

IPEM Trainee Induction Day. “I’m A Scientist: Outreach skills session” Oral Presentation, 13th January 2017

Teaching

Co-supervision of MSc projects

Publications

O’Mahoney P, Khazova M, Higlett M, et al. The use of illuminance as a guide to effective light delivery during daylight PDT in the UK. Br J Dermatol 2016

O’Mahoney P, McDougall C, Glynne-Jones P, MacDonald MP. Acoustic trapping in bubble-bounded micro-cavities. Optofluidics, Microfluid Nanofluidics 2016

O’Mahoney P. Particle separation via the hybrid application of optical and acoustic forces. PhD Thesis, 2015