Principal Research Radiation Therapist
Profession: Radiation Therapist
Current position: Principal Research Radiation Therapist
Years qualified: 10
What are your areas of interest in research? Head and Neck, IMRT, IGRT,
Would you describe yourself as a ‘novice’ or ‘experienced’ researcher? Experienced
Research Qualifications? PhD- 2011- Present
What is your greatest research achievement?
Oral Presentation at ASTRO 2011, 2 x 1st Author Publications
Why did you get decide to get involved in research? Guidance from my peers
How do you balance research/work/family life? It’s very hard to! Get up early!
How did you find a mentor/supervisor? At my workplace
What was/is your supervisor/mentor’s best advice? Don’t stop exploring
What do you enjoy most about being involved in these research activities? Seeing translation to improved clinical outcomes
What has been your biggest challenge or barrier to being involved in research?
Finding time within a clinical role (prior to my current position)
What one piece of advice would you give other researchers who have never been involved in research before?
Start small, seek advice, and opportunity will come