Professor Poulsen is a radiation oncologist at Icon Cancer Centre North Lakes, as well as Mater Centre South Brisbane with an extensive experience in public and private oncology.
Dr Poulsen is a senior radiation oncologist at Mater 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 Icon Cancer Centre North Lakes which continues to operate a private radiation oncology facility in Toowoomba.
Dr Poulsen has published extensively in the area of radiation oncology and has over 150 peer reviewed publications. 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.
His main areas of interest are in head and neck cancer, breast cancer and skin cancer. He also attends the Mater Private Breast Cancer Centre as a visiting consultant and has been a long term member of the Princess Alexandra Head and Neck Clinic. He serves on the Faculty of Radiation Oncology Council.