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Ms. Claire Poole

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


Claire Poole is an assistant professor in the Discipline of Radiation Therapy. Prior to this she worked clinically as a Radiation Therapist in London and Australia before returning to Ireland and working in Cork University Hospital. She was appointed an assistant professor at the Discipline of Radiation Therapy in 2007 and is currently Head of Clinical Education- combining her previous clinical experience with her academic role. She has demonstrated leadership and innovation in the area of clinical education with ongoing evaluation and promotion of accurate clinical education delivery. She has completed a postgraduate diploma and a research masters in clinical education. Claire collaborates with national and international colleagues to ensure the maintenance of the highest professional standards of clinical assessors and graduating students. In 2017, she was awarded the ESTRO School pedagogic program AMEE grant. Claire's research interests include clinical education and more recently investigating the barriers to optimal utilization of radiation therapy. The key research theme of her PhD is advocating for radiation oncology as an effective cancer treatment.She is an active researcher that has published and presented at several conferences.
  RADIOTHERAPY TECHNOLOGISTS
 From diagnosis to survival: An introduction to Radiation Oncology
  Barriers to Accessing Radiation Oncology -BARO project
 Test Enhanced Learning for continuing education
 Test Enhanced Learning for continuing education
 Core competencies and minimum standards for the final clinical placement of Radiation Therapy students in Ireland: Perspectives of experienced clinical radiation therapists.

Details Date
Executive committee member for INMED 2018
Member of the CORU Committee of Inquiry- professional conduct committee 06.09.2017
Invited member of the Clinical Education Advisory Group, Trinity College, Dublin 2017
Contributor to the National Form for enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education- work based assessment series 2016- 2017
Academic Assessor on the CORU Radiographers Registration Board Assessor Panel 2015-2017
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
Details Date From Date To
ESTRO 2013-present
CORU- Registered Member 2014 present
Practice Education Co-ordinators Network (PECNET) 2011 present
Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) 2017 present
European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology 2008 2010
Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy (IIRRT) 2008 present
Lawless Kate and Poole Claire, ATTITUDES OF PARENTS OF FEMALE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TOWARDS THE HPV VACCINE, ESTRO 38, Milan, 26TH April, 2019, Poster, ACCEPTED
Ryan Eimear and Poole Claire, IMPACT OF VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT ON STUDENTS' SATISFACTION, ENGAGEMENT, RECALL AND RETENTION, ESTRO 38, Milan, 26th April, 2019, Poster, ACCEPTED
Poole Claire and Leech Michelle, Advocating for radiation oncology through the development of a massive open online course , ESTRO 38, Milan, 26TH April, 2019, Poster, ACCEPTED
Claire Poole, Assessment Project- Test Enhanced Learning for continuing education, ESTRO directors meeting, Brussels, 06.02, 2018, ESTRO, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Sarah Caulfield, Gerard Menezes, Laure Marignol, Claire Poole, Nomograms are key decision-making tools in prostate cancer radiation therapy, Urologic Oncology:Seminars and Original Investigations, 36, 2018, p283 - 292, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Crystalrose Percival, Mickayla Landy, Claire Poole and Laura Mullaney, The role of Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation for Non- small Cell Lung Cancer, Anticancer Research, 38, 2018, p7 - 14, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Claire Poole, Radiography, 2018, Review, SUBMITTED
K. Dowling , C. Poole , L. Mullaney , S. Barrett, OC-0467: Investigating reporting-and-learning systems of Irish radiation therapy: Can standards be improved?, 123, 2017, ppS248 - S249, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
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
Claire Poole, Clinical Audit, Workload Management and Implementing new techniques, Cyprus Conference RT, Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre, 29-30 March, 2017, Bank of Cyprus Oncology Centre, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
  

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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

  

Award Date
MOOC Development- Creating Global Learning communities- Trinity Online Services Feb 2018
AMEE Conference Grant- ESTRO Mobility Grant 26.06.17
One of my main research areas was based on setting standards/competencies within the field of Radiation Therapy. Competency within the profession and harmonisation of training for radiation therapists across Europe has been a core interest of mine. I have been actively involved in research in the area at a national level. My research has enabled me to work with the Health and Social Care Educaton and Development Advisory group, the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, the Irish Institute of Radiographers and Radiation Therapists to prodcue a postion paper, an education strategy, scope of practice guidelines for radiation therapists and to contribue to ongoing development in the area of edcation especially in the area of professional asessment. I have now also joined a working committee for the ESTRO school of paedogogy. Competent radiation therapists are specific trained professionals within the medical community that have an important role in the treatment of cancer patients. The training of radiation therapists is signifcantly different across Europe as is the utilisation of radiation therapy as a treatment modality. The first aim of my PhD is to investigate what are the barriers to RT utilisation following the ESTRO-HERO project which reported underutilisation of radiation therapy as a treatment modality. I expect to investigate barriers to assess from a patient/consumer perspective and ultimately see how these can be addressed.