Vernessa Gaines-Cuffy



Vernessa Gaines-Cuffy


Current position: Senior Radiation Therapist

Years qualified: 14 years

Research areas of interest: Patient Care, Safety and Quality in Radiation, palliative care

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

Why did you decide to get involved in research? To engage in evidence based practice

Who encouraged you to get involved in research and who do you go to for advice when you need it? Attendance at the recent ISRRT Congress 2018

What sort of activities/studies have you been involved in? (e.g. data collection, planning, supportive care/clinical research) Data collection, supportive care

What do you enjoy most about being involved in this/these research activities? Knowing the activity can make a difference

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

What one piece of advice would you give other researchers who have never been involved in research before? Be prepared to work with a Team because doing it alone would be difficult