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Mark Collins

Mark Collins MSc, PgDip, BSc (Hons)

Senior Lecturer In Radiotherapy and Oncology


After gaining a BSc (Hons) Applied Science and Forensic Investigation in 2003, I completed PGDip Radiotherapy and Oncology at Sheffield Hallam University In Practice in 2007.

After working as a Therapy Radiographer for a short time, I took up a post as a Dosimetrist in Treatment Planning where I worked clinically until 2012.

Since then I have completed an MSc Treatment Planning and worked at Sheffield Hallam as a Senior Lecturer in Radiotherapy and Oncology.

I am currently writing up a doctoral study which investigated decision making in image guided radiotherapy.

  • About

    I am heavily involved in the teaching of both under-graduate and post-graduate students. My teaching is focused around the use of technology in imaging and treatment planning, as well as research methods.

    I am the module leader for two under-graduate modules and two post graduate modules. I am also responsible for overseeing the supervision of the MSc Radiotherapy and Oncology/Supportive and Palliative Care dissertation students.

    Specialist areas of interest

    Medical imaging for radiotherapy

    Radiotherapy treatment planning

    Oncology Workforce development

  • Teaching

    Allied Health Professions

    Health And Wellbeing

    Radiotherapy and Oncology

    BSc (Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology

    PgDip Radiotherapy and Oncology in Practice

    MSc Radiotherapy and Oncology

    MSc Treatment Planning

  • Research

    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.

  • Publications

    BAYLES, H; COLLINS, M and 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. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1460396915000436

    COLLINS, M (2015) IGRT Education: Training Radiographers for the future. Invited speaker: The technology and uses of on-treatment imaging in radiotherapy. British Institute of Radiology. 24 March 2015

    PROBST, H., HUTTON, D., COLLINS, M.L., etal. (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 (02),247–250

    TSANG, Shirley W. S., COLLINS, Mark, WONG, Jacky T. L. and CHIU, George (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.

    MONTGOMERY, Claire and COLLINS, Mark (2017). An evaluation of the BrainLAB 6D ExacTrac/Novalis Tx System for image-guided intracranial radiotherapy. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 16 (3), 326-333.

    PUGH, Rebecca, LLOYD, Kelly, COLLINS, Mark and DUXBURY, Angela (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.

    COLLINS, Mark and PARKER, Jacqui (2014). How can radiotherapy provision best respond to increasing numbers of obese patients? In: College of Radiographers Annual Radiotherapy Conference, Bristol, 31st January - 2nd February 2014.

    COLLINS, Mark, WILSON, Stuart, DYKER, Karen and KWOK-WILLIAMS, Michelle (2013). Evaluation of IMRT for Ewing’s Sarcoma of the Chest wall. In: UKRO, Bristol, Poster 20-23 October 2013.

    RADHAKRISHNA, G., COLLINS, Mark, WILSON, S., SEBAG-MONTEFIORE, D., CAREY, B., SWIFT, S., FRANKS, K., LILLEY, J., SMITH, D., KIRWIN, S., LINDSAY, R., SUMMERS, H., WOOLLEY, A., BYRNE, P., ROBERTS, N., SYKES, J., NEEDHAM, A. and CRELLIN, A.M. (2011). Dose escalation study using 4D CT planning in locally advanced pancreatic cancer. In: UKRO, Manchester, 11-13 April 2011. S359 -.

    RADHAKRISHNA, G., COLLINS, Mark, SEBAG-MONTEFIORE, D., CAREY, B., SWIFT, S., FRANKS, K., LILEY, J., SMITH, D.W., KIRWIN, S., WILSON, S., LINDSEY, R., SUMMERS, H., WOOLEY, A., BYRNE, P., ROBERTS, N., SYKES, J., NEEDHAM, A. and CRELLIN, A. (2011). Comparison of 4D-CT planning and 3D conformal planning in locally advanced pancreatic cancer. In: ESTRO, London, 8 - 12 May 2011. S48 -.

    ROBERTS, Neil, COLLINS, Mark and RADHAKRISHNA, Ganesh (2010). 4DCT Scanning for radiotherapy to the pancreas : the Leeds Experience. In: EORTC EOG Meeting, Lausanne, Switzerland, 18-20 November 2010. (Unpublished)

  • Other activities

    Reviewer for the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences

    Reviewer for the Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice.

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