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Denis Visentin

Lecturer in Health Physics, Degree Coordinator Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging/Nuclear Medicine/Radiation Therapy)

Room 001C, Building C, Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 3409 (phone)

+61 3 6324 3658 (fax)

Denis.Visentin@utas.edu.au

Career summary

Biography

Dr Dennis Visentin has 20 years experience in tertiary education in a number of schools at the University of Tasmania and the Australian Maritime College (AMC). He has taught in different areas including applied physics, electronics, engineering, medical radiation science, statistics and biomechanics. Dr Visentin's current role is degree coordinator of the Medical Radiation Science degree.

Dr Visentin holds a PhD in physics where he demonstrated the feasibility of a novel controlled fusion reactor by generating a mathematic model and simulation of the reactor. He has been involved in projects in a number of areas including modelling and simulation. In the School of Health Sciences he has developed curricula for Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy as well as Biomechanics.

Dr Visentin has a current science radio segment on ABC local radio with Dominic Geraghty answering listeners science questions.

Teaching

Teaching expertise

He also has experience in curriculum design, and teaching using computing resources including simulation and has a particular interest in improving numeracy in undergraduate students.

Teaching responsibility

Dr Visentin is the Degree Coordinator for:

Dr Visentin is the unit coordinator for:

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Expertise

Dr Visentin holds a PhD in physics where he demonstrated the feasibility of a novel controlled fusion reactor by generating a mathematic model and simulation to the reactor. He has been involved in projects in a number of areas involving modelling and simulation. Dr Visentin has an eclectic research interest which has included Nuclear Physics, Biomechanics and Simulation/Visualisation. He has also performed experiments and prepared reports for the Tasmanian Police Cold Case unit.

  • Mathematic modelling
  • Computer simulation
  • Nuclear physics
  • Biomechanics

Current projects

  1. Engaging older clients in an exercise physiology program with automated real-time monitoring and feedback on performance
  2. Ghostman: Augmented Reality application for Telerehabilitation and Remote Instruction of Motor Skills
  3. Zyzzyva: Elite ScrabbleTM training as a paradigm for developing expertise

Research Fields

  • Plasma Physics; Fusion Plasmas; Electrical Discharges (020204)
  • Engineering (099999)

Research Impact

  • Nuclear Energy (850403)
  • Renewable Energy (850599)
  • Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) (920201)

Publications

Total publications

16

Highlighted publications

(6 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2014Journal ArticleChinthammit W, Merritt T, Pedersen S, Williams A, Visentin D, et al., 'Ghostman: Augmented reality application for telerehabilitation and remote instruction of a novel motor skill', BioMed Research International, 2014 Article 646347. ISSN 2314-6141 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1155/2014/646347 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Chinthammit W; Merritt T; Pedersen S; Williams A; Rowe RS

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2012Journal ArticleLoudon A, Barnett T, Piller N, Immink MA, Visentin D, et al., 'The effect of yoga on women with secondary arm lymphoedema from breast cancer treatment', BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 12, (66) pp. 1-9. ISSN 1472-6882 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-12-66 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Loudon A; Barnett T; Williams AD

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2008Conference PublicationVisentin DC, Hugrass W, 'Achieving a steady state field-reversed configuration by means of two counter-rotating magnetic fields', Australian Institute of Physics, AIP Proceedings, 30 Nov - 5 Dec, 2008, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 212-215. ISBN 1876346574 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hugrass W

2005Conference PublicationVisentin D, Hugrass W, 'Maintaining an FRC by two counter-rotating magnetic fields', Congress Handbook and Abstracts 2005, 30Jan-4Feb 2005, Canberra EJ ISBN 0-9598064-8-2 (2005) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hugrass W

2003Journal ArticleVisentin D, 'Ion motion control in RMF current drive by means of a frequency modulated counter-RMF', Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 45, (6) pp. 1027-1035. ISSN 0741-3335 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/0741-3335/45/6/314 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2003Journal ArticleVisentin D, Hugrass W, 'Control of the motion of the ions in rotating magnetic field current drive: 2. Transient analysis', Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 45, (3) pp. 209-219. ISSN 0741-3335 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/0741-3335/45/3/303 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Hugrass W

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Journal Article

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Loudon A, Barnett T, Piller N, Immink MA, Visentin D, et al., 'The effects of yoga on shoulder and spinal actions for women with breast cancer-related lymphoedema of the arm: A randomised controlled pilot study', BMC complementary and alternative medicine, 16 Article 343. ISSN 1472-6882 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12906-016-1330-7 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Loudon A; Barnett T; Williams AD

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2014Chinthammit W, Merritt T, Pedersen S, Williams A, Visentin D, et al., 'Ghostman: Augmented reality application for telerehabilitation and remote instruction of a novel motor skill', BioMed Research International, 2014 Article 646347. ISSN 2314-6141 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1155/2014/646347 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Chinthammit W; Merritt T; Pedersen S; Williams A; Rowe RS

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2012Loudon A, Barnett T, Piller N, Immink MA, Visentin D, et al., 'The effect of yoga on women with secondary arm lymphoedema from breast cancer treatment', BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 12, (66) pp. 1-9. ISSN 1472-6882 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-12-66 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Loudon A; Barnett T; Williams AD

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2009Hetherington S, King SG, Visentin DC, Bird ML, 'A kinematic and kinetic case study of a netball shoulder pass', International Journal of Exercise Science, 2, (4) ISSN 1939-795X (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Hetherington S; King SG; Bird ML

2003Visentin D, 'Ion motion control in RMF current drive by means of a frequency modulated counter-RMF', Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 45, (6) pp. 1027-1035. ISSN 0741-3335 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/0741-3335/45/6/314 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2003Visentin D, Hugrass W, 'Control of the motion of the ions in rotating magnetic field current drive: 2. Transient analysis', Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 45, (3) pp. 209-219. ISSN 0741-3335 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/0741-3335/45/3/303 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Hugrass W

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Conference Publication

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2010Bird M-L, Collins C, Cooley PD, Fell JW, McDonagh MV, et al., 'The effects of clinical Pilates on markers of metabolic, cardiovascular and psychological health', XXXXX, 9-11 April 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, pp. 74. ISBN 978-0-646-53190-8 (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bird M-L; Collins C; Cooley PD; Fell JW; McDonagh MV

2010Collins C, Bird ML, Visentin DC, McDonagh MV, Fell JW, 'Clinical Pilates for engaging the ageing', Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference 2010 Research to Practice - Science and Nutrition in Exercise & Sport, 9-11 April 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, pp. 74. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Collins C; Bird ML; McDonagh MV; Fell JW

2009Bird M-L, Dornauf SB, Cornock A, Visentin DC, 'A comparative EMG study of trunk musculature using exercise equipment', Proceedings of the 7th Australasian Biomechanics Conference, November 2009, Griffith University, Gold Coast, pp. 32. ISBN 9780646524740 (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bird M-L; Dornauf SB

2009Visentin DC, Bird ML, 'Implementing and evaluating online criterion referenced assessment in biomechanics', ANZAME: The Association for Health Professional Education, 30 June - 3 July 2009, Launceston, pp. 175. ISBN 978-0-9805787-0-6 (2009) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Bird ML

2008Visentin DC, Hugrass W, 'Achieving a steady state field-reversed configuration by means of two counter-rotating magnetic fields', Australian Institute of Physics, AIP Proceedings, 30 Nov - 5 Dec, 2008, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 212-215. ISBN 1876346574 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hugrass W

2006Lawrence N, Thomas GA, Visentin D, 'Enhancing Critical Thinking Skills in First Year Engineering Students', Proceedings of The International Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education 2006, 24-26 July 2006, Liverpool, England, pp. 305-310. ISBN 1-905788-11-8 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lawrence N; Thomas GA

2005Visentin D, Hugrass W, 'Maintaining an FRC by two counter-rotating magnetic fields', Congress Handbook and Abstracts 2005, 30Jan-4Feb 2005, Canberra EJ ISBN 0-9598064-8-2 (2005) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hugrass W

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2007Visentin D, 'Control of Ion Motion in RMF Current Drive' (2007) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Visentin DC, 'Biomechanics report #1', Tasmania Police Cold Case Unit, Tasmania Police Cold Case Unit, Hobart, Tas, 1, 1 (2009) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2009Visentin DC, 'CCU Biomechanics Report #2', Tasmania Police Cold Case Unit, Tasmania Police Cold Case Unit, Hobart, Tasmania, 1, 1 (2009) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$6,364

Projects

Manual handling in child care: an investigation of spinal joint laxity, work and lower back disorder in pregnant women (2013)$6,364
Funding
Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust ($6,364)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Williams AD; Visentin DC; Robertson IK
Year
2013