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Professor Mary Coffey

Retired Staff Member (Radiation Therapy)

 


I established the School of Radiation Therapy at St. Luke's Hospital in 1982 and I led the discussions that culminated in the integration of the School into the University involving development of the academic and clinical curriculum and ensuring that current trends in radiotherapy are adequately reflected in the degree programme. I established the first European Committee for radiation therapists within the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and co-founder of the radiation therapy committee within the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO). I was a member of the first council of the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy (IIRRT) and held both Secretary and President positions. I have worked extensively with the ESTRO and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to improve the standard of education of radiation therapists and the quality of treatment delivered to cancer patients. I was a member of the Irish Department of Health and Children's working party which developed the national plan for radiation oncology in Ireland.
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 Best Practice in Radiation Oncology: Training RTT Trainers
 Revision of the European core curriculum for radiation therapists including scope of practice
 Accuracy requirements and uncertainties in radiotherapy
 Education and professional development for Radiation Therapists

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Member of Board of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) September 2011 2014
Member of the Board of Trinity College 2005-2008 2009 2012
European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Radiation Therapy Committee past Chairperson 1992 2010
Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy President 1998/9 1996 2008
Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy Qualifications Recognition Board 2000 2010
Board member of the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland 2000 2004
Cai Grau, NoĆ©mie Defourny, Julian Malicki, Peter Dunscombe, Josep M. Borras, Mary Coffey, Ben Slotman, Marta Bogusz, Chiara Gasparotto, Yolande Lievens,, Radiotherapy equipment and departments in the European countries: Final results from the ESTRO-HERO survey, Radiotherapy and Oncology, 112, (2), 2014, p155-164 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Dunscombe P1, Grau C2, Defourny N3, Malicki J4, Borras JM5, Coffey M6, Bogusz M7, Gasparotto C3, Slotman B8, Lievens Y9; HERO Consortium, Kokobobo A, Sedlmayer F, Slobina E, De Hertogh O, Hadjieva T, Petera J, Grau Eriksen J, Jaal J, Bly R, Azria D, Baumann M, Takacsi-Nagy Z, Johannson J, Cunningham M, Magrini S, Atkocius V, Untereiner M, Pirotta M, Karadjinovic V, Levernes S, Reinfuss M, Trigo ML, Cernea V, Dubinsky P, egedin B, Lopez Torrecilla J, Pastoors B, Taylor R, Taylor S., Guidelines for equipment and staffing of radiotherapy facilities in the European countries: Final results of the ESTRO-HERO survey, Radiotherapy and Oncology, 112, (2), 2014, p165-77 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Lievens Y, Defourny N, Coffey M, Borras JM, Dunscombe P, Slotman B, Malicki J, Bogusz M, Gasparotto C, Grau C, Kokobobo A, Sedlmayer F, Slobina E, Coucke P, Gabrovski R, Vosmik M, Eriksen JG, Jaal J, Dejean C, Polgar C, Johannsson J, Cunningham M, Atkocius V, Back C, Pirotta M, Karadjinovic V, Levernes S, Maciejewski B, Trigo ML, "egedin B, Palacios A, Pastoors B, Beardmore C, Erridge S, Smyth G, Cleries Soler R, Radiotherapy staffing in the European countries: final results from the ESTRO-HERO survey., Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, 112, (2), 2014, p178-86 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Simulation in the Determination and Definnition of Treatment Volume and Treatment Planning in, editor(s)Seymour H. Levitt, James A. Purdy, Carlos A. Perez, Philip Poortmans. , Technical Basis of Radiation Therapy: practical clinical applications. 5th edition, Springer Verlag, 2011, pp133 - 156, [Sasa Mutic, Mary Coffey, James A. Purdy, Jeff M. Michalski and Carlos A. Perez], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Issues in patient safety in, editor(s)Pawlicki et al. , Quality and Safety in Radiotherapy, New York, Taylor and Francis Group, 2010, [Mary Coffey], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Aude Vaandering and Mary Coffey, Patient setup for PET-CT acquisition in radiotherapy planning, Radiotherapy and Oncology, 2010, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Mary Coffey, Incident reporting and ROSIS system, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists/Australian Institute of Radiography/Faculty of Radiation Oncology/Australasian College of Physical Scientists & Engineers in Medicine Combined Scientific Meeting, , , Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre,Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 22-25 October, 2009, 53, (s1), 2009, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Mary Coffey, Supporting radiotherapy in SE Asia: Training the trainers, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists/Australian Institute of Radiography/Faculty of Radiation Oncology/Australasian College of Physical Scientists & Engineers in Medicine Combined Scientific Meeting, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre,Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 22-25 October, 2009, 53, (s1), 2009, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Jarvinen H., Soimakallio S., Wigren T., Koobi T., Malicki J., Stankusova H., Coffey M., Bogusz-Czerniewicz M., Nischelsky J., Hilson A. , European Commission guidelines on clinical audit or medical radiological practices (diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy), 2009, -, Protocol or guideline, PUBLISHED
World Health Organisation, WHO Radiotherapy Risk Profile, 2009, -, Protocol or guideline, PUBLISHED
  

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Mary Coffey and Joanne Cunningham, Accident reporting system: the ROSIS experience, International Coference on Modern Radiotherapy: Advances and Challenges in Radiation Protection of Patients, Versailles, France, 2nd-4th Dec 2009, edited by Autorite de Surete Nucleaire , Autorite de Surete Nucleaire, 2009, pp98-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Kenny J, Maher L, Craig A, Coffey M, Menezes G, Organisational Needs Analysis of Videoconferenced Oncology Multi-Disciplinary Team Meetings, 12th Annual Conference and Scientific Symposium, HISI, Dublin, 21-22 November 2007, 2007, Meeting Abstract, PRESENTED
Quinn M, Maher L, Craig A, Coffey M, Menezes G, Image Properties in Videconference Multi-Disciplinary Team Meetings, 12th Annual Conference and Scientific Symposium, HISI, Dublin, 21-22 November 2007, 2007, Meeting Abstract, PRESENTED
Cronin B, Menezes G, Coffey M, Continuous Professional Development in Radiation Therapy within Ireland, Radiotherapy & Oncology, 8th Biennial ESTRO Meeting on Physics and Radiation Technology for Clinical Radiotherapy, Lisbon, Portugal, 24-29 September 2005, 76, (Supplement 2), Elsevier, 2005, ppS81 , Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Menezes G, Craig A, Coffey M, Gillham C, Hollywood D, Development of an Oncology Teleconferencing System in Ireland, Radiotherapy & Oncology, ESTRO 23, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24-28 October 2004, 73, (Supplement 1), Elsevier, 2004, ppS538-S539 , Poster, PUBLISHED

  

Award Date
ESTRO Emmanuel van der Schueren award for contribution to education and the profession September 2009
First fellowship of the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy for contrbution to the profession November 2007
Gunilla Bentel award for service to radiotherapy awarded by the Indian Association of Radiation Therapists 2006