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Qualified in Medicine from Queen’s University Belfast and, Core Medical Rotation Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast.
Speciality training in Oncology at Belvoir Park Hospital and Cancer Centre, Belfast City Hospital.
At the end of Registrar Training took 3 years out to pursue a PhD fellowship in Imaging in Lung Cancer Radiotherapy Treatment Planning and in particular with PET-CT.
Graduated with a PhD in Medicine from QUB in 2011 and was awarded the QUB Annual Celebration of Excellence prize for the best post-graduate research in Medicine.
During the PhD fellowship was also fortunate to win the St Luke’s Medal for quality research and the Royal College of Radiologists’ Keith Durrant Travelling Fellowship which in turn led to a Fellowship in 4D CT and 4D PET/CT with reference to Stereotactic radiotherapy for lung cancer at the Vrije University, Amsterdam. This was followed by a preceptor-ship in Breast Cancer at MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, Texas.
Was appointed as a Consultant Clinical Oncologist in 2010 and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in 2012 at QUB, continues clinical and research interests in breast and lung cancer and is the PI for several breast and lung radiotherapy studies.
At present is the NI Cancer Centre Clinical Lead for 4DCT and Stereotactic Ablative radiotherapy and feels privileged to be part of a brilliant team of Radiographers, Physicists and Nursing staff implementing safer and more effective treatments for patients.
Areas of interest
Radiotherapy; Breast cancer; Chemotherapy; Hormone Therapy
Current NHS consultant posts held
Senior Lecturer in Radiation Oncology, Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, Queen's University of Belfast.
Honorary Consultant in Clinical Oncology, Cancer Centre, Belfast City Hospital.
1.) Drug and radiotherapy combinations in lung cancer.
2.) PET/CT in radiotherapy planning for lung cancer.
3.) Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR/SBRT) in the treatment of oligometastatic disease.
4.) IMRT in the treatment of Lung Cancer.
1.) Phase III Radiotherapy Trials in Breast Cancer.
2.) Local PI for the FAST-Forward, Import High and TROG DCIS studies.
1.) Winner of the St. Luke’s Medal Faculty of Radiology, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, Dublin, 2007.
2.) Winner of Keith Durrant Memorial Fellowship 2009.
3.) Winner of Pearl Ewing Travelling Fellowship, Friends of the Cancer Centre, Belfast, N. Ireland, 2009.
4.) Winner of Best Post Graduate Research Student in Medicine, Annual Excellence Awards, Queen’s University of Belfast 2011.
5.) Winner UK Quality in Care Award 2016 for the implementation of SABR in the treatment of lung cance
(Additional) Languages spoken
British Journal of Radiology
NOWOTWORY Journal of Oncologu (Poland)
International Journal Radiation Oncology Biology Physics.
Radiotherapy and Oncology
Journal Hong Kong College Radiology.
Journal of Clinical Oncology
Post Graduate Medical Journal
- MB BCh BAO Queen's University of Belfast 1998
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians', London 2001
- FRCR Royal College of Radiologists, London 2006
- PhD - Medicine Queen's University Belfast 2010
- Post-Graduate Certificate of Clinical Education Queen's University Belfast 2016
Reference number 4511942
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Radiotherapy Professionals Advisory Board Royal College of Radiologists 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- Clinical Oncology, 2010
Affiliations / memberships
• Fellow, Royal College of Radiologists of London
• Fellow, Ulster Medical Society.
• Member, Royal College of Physicians of London, British Medical Association, European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology and Associate Member of American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.
• Member of International Society for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.