Dr. Dunscombe completed his undergraduate studies in Physics at the University of London followed by a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics at the University of Birmingham. His career in Medical Physics commenced at Charing Cross Hospital, London, where he stayed for 8 years before emigrating to Canada. He was successively Director of Medical Physics in Winnipeg, Sudbury and Calgary before retiring in 2014. Each post included academic appointments and entailed comprehensive educational, training and research components. Professional activities included President of the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine and Vice-Chair of the Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP) as well as continuing involvement with the TG 100 initiative.
Besides research interests in clinical Medical Physics, Dr. Dunscombe continues to be active in accreditation of Residency Programs under CAMPEP, Health Economics with the ESTRO-HERO group and quality and safety in radiotherapy with AAPM and IAEA.