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Ms. Michelle Leech

Associate Professor (Radiation Therapy)
TRINITY CENTRE, S J H - PHASE II & III


Michelle Leech joined the Discipline of Radiation Therapy as a lecturer in January 2007. Prior to this, she worked both as a dosimetrist and a radiation therapist in St. Luke's Hospital, Dublin.
  HUMAN CANCER   RADIOTHERAPY   Treatment Planning
 Oncovideos: Developing Vocational skills in Oncology through e-learning
 Impact of dose to pharyngeal constrictor muscles and salivary glands on late effects in head and neck radiotherapy
 'Evaluation of Factors influencing the Set-up error in Head and Neck Radiotherapy: A Prospective Analysis'.

Details Date
RTT representative on the Education and Training Committee of ESTRO Current
National RT Education representative for Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy 2008-2013
Chair of the RTT Committee of ESTRO From April 2014
Expert advisor to CORU on the Framework Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Radiographers and Radiation Therapists April 2012
Representative of IIRRT on the Health Service Executive's Health and Social Care Professions Advisory Group 2011-2013
Secretary of the IIRRT 2009-2011
Editor of Radiography Ireland 2012-2013
Member of the International Advisory Panel of the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences Current
Member of the UICC Global Taskforce on the Provision of Radiation Therapy Services Current
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Basic Basic Basic
German Basic Basic Basic
Irish Medium Medium Medium
Details Date From Date To
Member of teaching faculty on ESTRO teaching course on Best practice in radiation oncology: A course to train RTT trainers. August 2009 Present
ESTRO member January 2007 Present
IIRRT member October 1996 Present
Course Director: ESTRO Teaching course on basic treatment planning March 2010 September 2014
Leech M, Coffey M, Mast M, Moura F, Osztavics A, Pasini D, Vaandering A, ESTRO ACROP guidelines for positioning, immobilisation and position verification of head and neck patients for radiation therapists, Technical Innovations and Patient Support in Radiation Oncology, 1, 2017, p1 - 7, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Lawler G, Leech M, Dose Sparing Potential of Deep Inspiration Breath-hold Technique for Left Breast Cancer Radiotherapy Organs-at-risk, AntiCancer Research, 37, (2), 2017, p883 - 890, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Duffy O, Forde E, Leech M, The dilemma of parotid gland and pharyngeal constrictor muscles preservation-Is daily online image guidance required? A dosimetric analysis, Medical Dosimetry, Article in press, 2017, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Leech M, Kamphuis M, Are we precisely inaccurate in our adaption? , Radiotherapy and Oncology, ESTRO 35, Turin, Italy, 119, Elsevier, 2016, ppS296 - S296, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Mast M, Leech M, Coffey M, Moura F, Osztavics A, Pasini D, Vaandering A, The ESTRO perspective - a guideline for positioning of head and neck patients, Radiotherapy and Oncology, ESTRO 35, Turin, Italy, 119, Elsevier, 2016, ppS99 - S99, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Radiotherapy and Oncology, Elsevier, [Editorial Board member], 2016, Editorial Board, APPROVED
Technical Innovations and Patient Support in Radiation Oncology, Elsevier, [Editor in Chief], 2016, Editorial Board, APPROVED
Eriksen JG, Leech M, Benstead K, Verfaillie C, Perspectives on medical education in radiation oncology and the role of the ESTRO School, Clinical and Translational Radiation Oncology, 1, 2016, p15 - 18, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Lim JY and Leech M, Use of auto-segmentation in the delineation of target volumes and organs at risk in head and neck, Acta Oncologica, 2016, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Leech M, Gaffney J, Marignol L, Improving non-invasive detection of prostate cancer using diffusion-weighted MRI, Advances in Modern Oncology Research, 2, (6), 2016, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
  

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Leech M, Radiation Therapists: Vision for the Future, South East Europe Technology in Radiation Oncology biannual conference, Zagreb, Croatia, November 6-8, 2015, SEETRO, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Leech, M, Raising the professionalism of Radiation Therapists: The role of ESTRO, South East Europe Technology in Radiation Oncology biannual conference, Zagreb, Croatia, November 6-8, 2015, SEETRO, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Leech M, Working smarter to create my dream career: An RTT perspective, 3rd ESTRO Forum, Barcelona, Spain, 24-28 April , 2015, ESTRO, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Leech M, Vision 2020: Challenges facing the RTT in Western Europe, 3rd ESTRO Forum, Barcelona, Spain, 24-28 April , 2015, ESTRO, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Leech, M, Can we raise our professionalism? The ESTRO RTT Committee, AITRO Annual Conference, Trento, Italy, 5-7 December, 2014, AITRO, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Leech M, Offline correction protocols, Bulgarian National Society meeting on Patient Positioning and Verification in Radiation Therapy. , Sofia, Bulgaria, August 30th-31st , 2013, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Healy K, Coffey M and Leech M, Soft tissue sarcomas of the trunk: A literature review, Radiography Ireland, 15, (2), 2012, p55 - 59, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Ryan J and Leech M, Lung delineation and its impact on dose volume constraints in non-small cell lung cancer, Annual Conference of the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy, Dublin, November 2011, 2011, Poster, PUBLISHED
Leech, Michelle, Coffey, Mary, Hendy, Viola, Attitudes to Patient Sexual Health, Cancer Professional, (Summer 2010), 2010, p10 - 13, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Leech M and Broderick M, Implementation of a bite-block immobilisation system for cranial stereotactic radio surgery, Radiotherapy and Oncology, 10th biennial ESTRO conference on Physics and Radiation Technology for Clinical Radiotherapy., Barcelona, Spain, Aug 30-Sep 3 2009, 92, (S(1)), Elsevier, 2009, ppS61-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Certificate of Commendation Provost's Teaching Awards 2011, 2012 and 2013
St. Luke's Prize 2000