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Ms. Claire Poole

Assistant Professor (Radiation Therapy)

Claire Poole joined the Discipline of Radiation Therapy in November 2007. Prior to this she worked as a Radiation Therapist in London and Australia before returning to Ireland and working in Cork University Hospital. She worked in the areas of treatment delivery, planning, simulation and computed tomography as a basic,senior and an acting clinical specialist level.
 Core competencies and minimum standards for the final clinical placement of Radiation Therapy students in Ireland: Perspectives of experienced clinical radiation therapists.

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Academic Assessor on the CORU Radiographers Registration Board Assessor Panel 2015-present
Council Member of the Irish Institute Of Radiography and Radiotherapy 2012-2016
Representative of the IIRRT on the HSE's Health and Social Care Professions Advisory Group 2013-2016
Representative from academia to CORU for consultation on criteria and standards of proficiency for radiation therapist education and training programmes 2013
Primary co-ordinator and member of the Joint Working Group on Clinical Education Standards for Radiation Therapy. 2011
Academic advisor on the Radiation Therapy Qualification Review Board for the HSE. 2009-2012
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Basic Basic Basic
Irish Basic Basic Basic
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ESTRO 2013-present
Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy 2008 present
European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology 2008 2010
Conneely F.,Ackermann P.,Bowles M.,Dunphy E.,Flattery V., Murphy C., Nolan P., Poole C., Swanton S and J.Reed, 'Health and Social Care Professions Education and Development Strategy', National Health and Social Care Professions Office, 2017, 1 - 24, Protocol or guideline, PUBLISHED
Conneely F.,Ackermann P.,Benton E., Fitzpatrick S., Regan I., Poole C., Swanton S and J.Reed, 'Advanced Practice Toolkit for the health and social care professions', HSE, 2016, 1 - 32, Protocol or guideline, PUBLISHED
Poole C. and Boland J., What influences assessors' internalised standards?, Radiography, 22, 2016, pe99 - e105, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
O'Donovan, A. and Poole, C., Fink About It: Development and Evaluation of a Communications Curriculum for Healthcare Professionals,, MedEdPublish, 5, (1), 2016, p16-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Conneely F.,Benton E., Ackermann P., Fitzpatrick S., Regan I., McNeill., Stokes E., Swanton S., Poole C. and Reed J., 'Progressing Advanced Practice in the Health and Social Care Professions', HSE, 2014, 1 - 14, Protocol or guideline, PUBLISHED
O'Donovan Theresa, McKenna Catherine, Corish Siobhan, O'Sullivan Lydia, Edel Doyle and Poole Claire, 'Scope of Practice of Radiation Therapist', (2 ED), Dublin, IIRRT, 2013, 1 - 40, Protocol or guideline, PUBLISHED
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
Claire Poole and Council members of the IIRRT, 17th Annual Conference of the IIRRT, 12th October 2013, In:17th Annual Conference of the IIRRT, The Gibson Hotel Conference Centre, Dublin, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Claire Poole and Council members of the IIRRT, 18th Annual Conference of IIRRT, 11th October 2014, In:18th Annual Conference of IIRRT, The Gibson Hotel Conference Centre, Dublin, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
HSCP Education and Development Advisory Group, Consultative Workshop 2015, 12th February, In:Consultative Workshop 2015, Our Lady's Hospice , Harold's Cross , Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED

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Claire Poole and Mary Coffey, Current and Future Trends in the Management of Gastrointestinal Cancers, 16th November 2013, Discipline of Radiation Therapy,Trinity for Health Sciences, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED


I am interested in clinical education and adult education. I also have a particular interest in the assessment of students.