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.
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
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
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.
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
Reviewer for the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
Reviewer for the Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice.