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Ms. Michelle Leech

Assoc Professor & Head of Department (Radiation Therapy)

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
Chair of the RTT Committee of ESTRO From April 2014
National RT Education representative for Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy 2008-2013
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
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Course Director: ESTRO Teaching course on basic treatment planning March 2010 Present
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 2007 Present
IIRRT member October 1996 Present
Forde E, Booth J and Leech M, A volumetric approach to path-length measurements is essential when treating radiotherapy with modulated beams, Medical Dosimetry, In Press, 2014, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Leech M, Coffey M, Mast M, Moura F, Osztavics A, Pasini D Vaanderring A, Development of guidelines for set-up and verification requirements in head and neck radiotherapy, 2nd ESTRO Forum, Geneva, Switzerland, 19th-23rd April 2013, 2013, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Information and support for patients throughout the radiation therapy pathway in, editor(s)Gopishankar, N. , Radiation Therapy, Rijeka, Croatia, Intech, 2012, [Michelle Leech and Mary Coffey], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Leech M and Broderick M, 'Construction of thermoplastic masks for head and neck radiotherapy', Dublin, Trinity College and St. Luke's Hospital, 2011, -, Digital research resource production, PUBLISHED  URL
Kelly, Graham, Leech, Michelle, A Dosimetric Comparison of External Beam Radiation Therapy Techniques for Pituitary Adenoma, ESTRO 29, Barcelona, September 2010, 2010, Poster, PRESENTED
Michelle Leech, Maria Broderick, Implementation of a bite-block system for cranial stereotactic radiosurgery, 10th Biennial ESTRO Conference on Physics and Radiation Technology for Clinical Radiotherapy, Maastricht, Netherlands, 1st September, 2009, ESTRO, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Leech M, Craig A, Poole C, Broderick M, Ni Chuinneagain S, Coffey M, Byrne J, Clinical Oral Examinations: Assessment of Competency in Radiation Therapy, Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 8, (3), 2009, p115 - 118, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Hendy, Viola, Leech, Michelle, The Knowledge and Attitudes of Health Care Professionals on the Sexual Health Information Needs of Gynaecological Cancer Patients, British Gynaecological Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Dublin, 2009, 2009, Poster, PUBLISHED
Helen Frewen, MIchelle Leech, A Comparison of Treatment Techniques for Radiotherapy of, Radiotherapy and Oncology, 10th BIENNIAL ESTRO CONFERENCE ON PHYSICS AND RADIATION TECHNOLOGY FOR CLINICAL RADIOTHERAPY, Maastricht, Netherlands, Sept 1st, 92, (Suppl.1), Elsevier, 2009, ppS143 - S143, Poster, PUBLISHED
Broderick, M, Menezes, G, Leech, M, Coffey, M and Appleyard, R., A Comparison of Kilovoltage and Megavoltage Cone Beam CT in Radiotherapy, Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 6, 2007, p173 - 178, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Leech M, Offline correction protocols, Bulgarian National Society meeting on Patient Positioning and Verification in Radiation Therapy. , Sofa, 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
Michelle Leech, Mary Coffey, The Development of Postgraduate Education for Radiation Therapists in Ireland, All Ireland Radiation Therapy Study Day, NUI Galway, 2009, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Karen O'Neill, Michelle Leech, A Comparison of Lung, Heart and Contralateral Breast Dose with Two Breast Radiotherapy techniques, Annual Conference Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy, Sligo, 8/11/2008, 2008, Poster, PRESENTED
Maria Hynes, Michelle Leech, Analysis of the effect of Active Breathing Control on the Normal Tissue Complication Probability of Lung cancer patients using a biological planning system, Annual Conference Irish Institute of radiography and Radiation Therapy, Sligo, 8/11/2008, 2008, Poster, PRESENTED
Rourke C, Leech M, Downes A, Thirion P, 'Electronic Portal Imaging of Head and Neck Radiotherapy', Radiography Ireland, 11, (1), 2007, p28 - 31, Journal Article, PUBLISHED


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