Sandra Spencer



Sandra Spencer

Profession: Radiation Therapist

Current position: Brachytherapy Service Manager

Years qualified: 38

What are your areas of interest in research? brachy, stereo, clinical trials, supporting R&D teams

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

Why did you get decide to get involved in research? role extension, evidence-based practice, improving patient outcomes

Who encouraged you to get involved in research and who do you go to for advice when you need it? extension of working with a great team

What sort of activities/studies have you been involved in? data collection + analysis, clinical trial coordination, team leader

What do you enjoy most about being involved in these research activities? challenge and stimulation, networking, outcomes

What has been your biggest challenge or barrier to being involved in research? paperwork required for trial activation!!

What one piece of advice would you give other researchers who have never been involved in research before? ask a good question; have realistic goals

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