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Mark Collins

Dr. Mark Collins DProf, MSc, BSc (Hons)

Academic Delivery Manager, Department of Allied Health Professions


I am Academic Delivery Manager in the Department of Allied Health Professions.

I work closely with Course and Module Leaders to develop teaching and assessment across the department. My clinical background is in radiotherapy physics and treatment planning.

Prior to taking up my current post, I was a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in the Radiotherapy and Oncology Team at Hallam.

My research interests are in the fields of clinical reasoning and radiotherapy technology.


Mark have held a number of roles at Hallam since starting in 2012, including Course Leader and Team Leader roles.

My teaching focuses on the use of technology in radiotherapy imaging and treatment planning. I am an active researcher, with an interest in clinical reasoning and decision making in radiotherapy.

Specialist areas of interest

Medical imaging for radiotherapy

Radiotherapy treatment planning

Oncology Workforce development


College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences

Radiotherapy and Oncology

BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology

PgDip Radiotherapy and Oncology in Practice

MSc Radiotherapy and Oncology

MSc Treatment Planning


Clinical Reasoning in Image Guided Radiotherapy: An Observational Study

An investigation into the clinical decision-making processes used by Therapeutic Radiographers when using Image Guided Radiotherapy. The study observed 13 participants reviewing CBCT images using an observational technique known as Think Aloud. The observations were followed up with semi-structured interviews.


Tsang, S.W.S., Collins, M., Wong, J.T.L., & Chiu, G. (2017). A dosimetric comparison of craniospinal irradiation using TomoDirect radiotherapy, TomoHelical radiotherapy and 3D conventional radiotherapy. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 16 (4), 391-402.

Pugh, R., Lloyd, K., Collins, M., & Duxbury, A. (2017). The use of 3D printing within radiation therapy to improve bolus conformity: a literature review. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 16 (3), 319-325.

Bayles, H., Collins, M., & Clarkson, M. (2015). How can the aetiological factors of rectal distension be managed to reduce interfraction prostate motion during a course of radiotherapy treatment. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 15 (1), 76-84.

Probst, H., Hutton, D., Collins, M.L., & Adams, R. (2014). Response to Editorial in the JRP by Robson, Clark and White 2014 patient safety: the journey towards safer radiotherapy. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 13 (2), 247-250.

Theses / Dissertations

Collins, M. (2018). Clinical reasoning in image guided radiotherapy: A multimethod study. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Probst, H.


Collins, M., & Parker, J. (2014). How can radiotherapy provision best respond to increasing numbers of obese patients? Presented at: College of Radiographers Annual Radiotherapy Conference, Bristol, 2014


Collins, M., Wilson, S., Dyker, K., & Kwok-Williams, M. (2013). Evaluation of IMRT for Ewing’s Sarcoma of the Chest wall. Presented at: UKRO, Bristol, 2013

Rosbottom, K., Smith, S., & Collins, M. (2013). Developing Radiotherapy services in Iraq. Presented at: United Kingdom Radiation Oncology Conference, Nottingham, UK, 2013

Radhakrishna, G., Collins, M., Sebag-Montefiore, D., Carey, B., Swift, S., Franks, K., ... Crellin, A. (2011). Comparison of 4D-CT planning and 3D conformal planning in locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Presented at: ESTRO, London, 2011

Radhakrishna, G., Collins, M., Wilson, S., Sebag-Montefiore, D., Carey, B., Swift, S., ... Crellin, A.M. (2011). Dose escalation study using 4D CT planning in locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Presented at: UKRO, Manchester, 2011

Roberts, N., Collins, M., & Radhakrishna, G. (2010). 4DCT Scanning for radiotherapy to the pancreas : the Leeds Experience. Presented at: EORTC EOG Meeting, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2010

Other activities

Reviewer for the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences

Reviewer for the Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice.

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