Lecturer (PT) and Programme Leader Postgraduate Diploma in Radiotherapy and Oncology

Division: Dietetics, Nutrition & Biological Sciences, Physiotherapy, Podiatry & Radiography

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Dora Meikle (BSc (Hons), Diploma in Radiation, MSc) is a Lecturer (PT) and Programme Leader Postgraduate Diploma in Radiotherapy and Oncology Radiography in the Dietetics, Nutrition & Biological Sciences, Physiotherapy, Podiatry & Radiography Division.

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Research Publications
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Activities & Awards

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • 1998 - 2003State Registered Radiographer, Council of Professions Supplementary to Medicine
  • 1999 - Member of the Society and College of Radiographers (National status)
  • 2001 - Member of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) (International status)
  • 2003 - Registered Radiographer, Health and Care Professions Council
  • 2005 - Member of the Higher Education Academy, Practitioner Status
  • 2012 - 2013 Member of Therapy Radiography in Scotland (TRiS) (National Status)      
  • 2013 - Member of the Scottish Therapeutic Radiography Forum (STRF) (HEI Representative) (National Status)

 

2012 Member of Screening for and Managing Morbidity after Breast Cancer Group

2013 Member of Postgraduate Taught Study Group

Active Research Interests:

  • In Vivo Dosimetry within Radiotherapy Verification
  • 3D Printing of Beam Directional Shells
  • Imaging Education for pre registration Therapeutic Radiography Students
  • Telerehabilitation in managing long term morbidity of cancer patients
  • Patient interaction and communication within cancer services

Research Methods:

  • Systematic review
  • Service evaluation
  • Qualitative approaches

Involved in a variety of teaching within the radiography subject area at QMU. As well as leading the pre registration PgDip programme I am involved in co-ordinating a number of modules for the Pg course as well as the undergraduate course specifically in relation to the physics and equipment utilised in Radiotherapy.  I have lead the development and use of a blended learning approach within the radiography subject area and was successful in a bid for an Eclipse planning system for Therapeutic Radiography.  The programmes I currently teach on are as follows:

BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography, BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography, MSc/Pg Dip Radiotherapy and Oncology and MSc Radiotherapy.

Program Leader:

Pre registration PgDip/MSc in Radiotherapy and Oncology

Teaching:

  • Radiotherapy Physics and Equipment 1Level 1 (Co-ordinator)
  • Radiotherapy Physics and Equipment 2 Level 2 (Co-ordinator)
  • Radiotherapy Practice Two Level 2  
  • Radiotherapy Practice Three Level 3           
  • Research Project Level 4
  • Introduction to Cancer and its Management  Masters
  • Radiotherapy and Oncology Practice 1 Masters (Co-ordinator)
  • Radiotherapy and Oncology Practice 2 Masters (Co-ordinator)
  • Radiotherapy Science Masters (Co-ordinator). Dissertation/Research Project Masters    
  • Research Methods Masters
  • Preparing for practice as an Allied Health Professionals Masters

Conferences attended in last 5 years

2010                First International VERT User Meeting, University of West England, Bristol

2012                QMU Learning and teaching Conference (29/02/12)

 

Courses attended in last 5 years

 

2011                Programme Leader Workshop                      

2011                Nucletron Oncentra Planning System Presentation at QMU (21/04/11)

2012                Programme Leader Workshop

2013                Programme Leader Workshop

2013                Innovations in Master Level Assessment at QMU

2013                Longitudinal Induction Workshop QMU (7/5/13)

2013                Formative Assessment Workshop (9/5/13)

2014                Radiography Shared Practice Study Day, ECC (27/09/14)

2015                Programme Leader Workshop

2015                An Introduction to Protons in Radiotherapy, The Christie (20/01/15)

 

Personal development in last 5 years

 

2010                Completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Education, Queen Margaret University

2010                Visiting Lecturer for Radiographers at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre.  Topic: Reflection and Reflective Writing

2010                Reviewer for Textbook “CT Anatomy for Radiotherapy“

2011                Completed Masters in Professional and Higher Education

2012                Member of a Research group looking at Telerehabilitation

2013                Undertaking a Systematic Review of Telerehabilitation and long term morbidity in breast cancer

2013                Member of the Prof Doc team at QMU

2013                Member of Postgraduate Taught Study Group