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Mrs. Mary Coffey

Associate Professor Part-Time (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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Details Date From Date To
Board member of the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland 2000 2004
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
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
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
Marignol, L., Foley, R., Southgate, T.D., Coffey, M., Hollywood, D., Lawler, M., Hypoxia response element-driven cytosine deaminase/5-fluorocytosine gene therapy system: a highly effective approach to overcome the dynamics of tumour hypoxia and enhance the radiosensitivity of prostate cancer cells in vitro., The Journal of Gene Medicine , 11, (2), 2009, p169-179 , Notes: [PubMed ID: 19051213], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Lynn Martin, Brian Marples, Mary Coffey, Mark Lawler, Donal Hollywood, Laure Marignol, Recognition of O6MeG lesions by MGMT and mismatch repair proficiency may be a prerequisite for low-dose radiation hypersensitivity., Radiation Research, 172, (4), 2009, p405 - 413, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Broderick Maria, Leech Michelle, Coffey Mary., Direct aperture optimization as ameans of reducing the complexity of intensity modulated radiation therapy plans, Radiation Oncology, 4, (8), 2009, Journal Article, 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
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