Elma Myburgh


Current position: Staff MRT

Years qualified: 25 years

Research areas of interest: Adaptive planning

Would you describe yourself as a ‘novice’ or ‘experienced’ researcher? Novice

Why did you decide to get involved in research? Variations in requirements for different sites

Who encouraged you to get involved in research and who do you go to for advice when you need it? Out of necessity

What sort of activities/studies have you been involved in? (e.g. data collection, planning, supportive care/clinical research) Establishing protocols for new VMAT/IMRT sites

What do you enjoy most about being involved in this/these research activities? Difference in planning technique and outcome from 3DCRT and moving into VMAT. Different dose constraints and planning techniques for SABR.

What has been your biggest challenge or barrier to being involved in research? How to do research and write and article or study. No background on research methods or statistics.

What one piece of advice would you give other researchers who have never been involved in research before? Interesting subject

Is there any other information you wish to share with the network? Can you teach us how to do research, my own research is so basic!