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.
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
MSc dissertation on skin care
Marchant, A.C., & Macwan, S. (2015). A forward planned treatment planning technique for non small cell lung cancer stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy. Based on a Systematic Review of Literature. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 14 (04), 425-437. http://doi.org/10.1017/S1460396915000333
Reviewer for the Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice.