Profession: Radiation Therapist
Current Position: Radiation Therapist
Years Qualified: 6
What are your areas of interest in research? Electronic Compensation (E-COMP), Image Guidance, VMAT
Would you describe yourself as a ‘novice’ or ‘experienced’ research? Experienced
Research qualifications? Completed Masters of Health Administration 2015
What is your greatest research achievement?
Project Investigator for implementing ECOMP at PMCC
Why and how did you get involved in research? A research project came about from my final year masters course – my enjoyment in research stemmed from there
How do you balance research/work/family life? I think I managed it fine – study days help
How did you find a mentor/supervisor? It all started with a coffee with the project sponsor and several meetings spiralled from there
What do you enjoy most about being involved in research? Collating the results from a project you have managed
What has been your biggest challenge or barrier to being involved in research? I found the very beginning the hardest – finding a suitable research project to begin with.
What one piece of advice would you give other researchers? Hard work and dedication will pay off. The key is to be patient