Dr David Evans is a Lecturer in the Dietetics, Nutrition & Biological Sciences, Physiotherapy, Podiatry & Radiography Division and Practice Placement Coordinator for Radiotherapy.
Affiliations (including memberships) to other organisations: Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Society of Radiographers (SoR)
- Research Interests
- Research Publications
- Activities and Awards
I graduated from the University of the West of England in 2012 with an honour’s degree in radiotherapy. During my undergraduate training I was able to work in a number of cancer centres across England and as an elective in Tanzania. I started my PhD in late 2012 at Cardiff University looking at the experiences of radiotherapy patients after their cancer treatment ends. I completed my PhD in 2018.
In 2012 I began working clinically as a band 5 radiographer in Cheltenham Oncology Centre, progressing to band 6 and team lead radiographer and imaging practitioner. In 2018 I moved to a band 7 post at Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff.
Since starting at QMU in 2020, I have focused on developing my teaching skills and supporting the research skills of our students. I am also the clinical placement coordinator for the radiotherapy programme. I particularly enjoy teaching qualitative research methods, ethics, and supervising final year dissertation students and postgraduate students (both at masters and doctoral level).
My PhD thesis was titled ‘Survivorship experiences of working-age adults previously treated for oropharyngeal cancer. Moving towards a post-treatment self, its hidden impact and an absence of recognition: An interpretative phenomenological analysis.’
I like to focus on lived experience, and how that knowledge can help improve the cancer care service pathway.
Active research interests:
- Cancer care
- Oropharyngeal cancer.
Qualitative methods with a particular focus on interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA), interviews.
Nominated for a QMU STaR award in teaching excellence in 2020.