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Sheela Macwan

Sheela Maria Macwan MSc, PGCE, DCR (T), FHEA

Senior Lecturer and Professional Development Facilitator

  • About

    I qualified as Therapy radiographer in 1987 at the Leicester Schools of Radiography. My first post was at the Queen Elizabeth hospital, Birmingham. Here I was actively involved in producing skin care guidelines for patients. In 1995, I moved to Nottingham City hospital. In 1999 I had the opportunity to start my MSc in Applied Oncology and also to present at a skin conference in Paris. I also took part in the introduction of conformal planning to the prostate and was in charge of treating patients with total body irradiation using both photons and electrons. I also trained and specialised in electronic portal imaging. I was appointed as Treatment Superintendent in 1999. A sideways move in 2001, took me back to the Leicester Royal Infirmary before accepting a Senior lecturer post at Sheffield Hallam University. In 2004, I completed my MSc in Applied Oncology and in March 2005, I was awarded the PGCert in Learning and Teaching. In March 2007, I achieved the status of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

    Specialist areas of interest

    My interests focus on treatment planning, innovations in imaging and verification, e-learning, new cancer therapies and from an admissions point, widening participation.

  • Teaching

    Radiotherapy and Oncology

    MSc Radiotherapy Planning
    Fundamentals of Radiotherapy Planning
    Advanced Radiotherapy Planning
    Research Methods for Practice
    Principles of Radiation Oncology
    Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology
    Principles of Oncology 1 and 2
    Imaging, treatment and Planning
    Principles of Physics and technology
    Introduction to research methods
    Personalised study module
    Work based learning for service development
    Dissertation - UG and PG

    Fundamentals of Radiotherapy Planning
    Advanced Radiotherapy Planning

  • Research

    MSc dissertation on skin care

  • Publications

  • Other activities

    Reviewer for the Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice.

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