Sharon Watson

Basic demographics: Currently employed PA Hospital

Current position: Radiation Therapist – SPP

Years qualified as an RT: SPP Year (Graduated QUT 2013)

Research areas of interest: Patient Care, Mentoring, Paediatric

What is your greatest research achievement?

Presentations at ASMMIRT Student Conference 2013 and QLD RT Weekend 2014.

Why and how did you get involved in research?

Study and projects and University developed the interest and motivation.

How do you balance research/work/family life?

Learning to balance.

How did you find a mentor/supervisor?

Lecturers at University and Educators at work.

What was your supervisor/mentor’s best advice?

To find something I am passionate about.

What do you enjoy most about being involved in research?

The development of new awareness.

What has been your biggest challenge or barrier to being involved in research?

To overcome the fear of not doing it properly.

What one piece of advice would you give other researchers?

Start and it all gets easier.