Representing: National Education (Diagnostic)
Workplace: University College Dublin
Jenny qualified with a BSc in Diagnostic Radiography from the University of the West of England in Bristol in 1996. After 2 years at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, she moved to Great Ormond Street Hospital in 1998 as a Senior radiographer. Jenny subsequently held the post of Superintendent for General Radiography during which time she undertook an MSc in Diagnostic Radiography from City University, London. She was Lead Superintendent Radiographer for the department from 2005 until 2012, during which time she received awards for clinical management and leadership skills. Over this time her interest in clinical coaching arose and she has mentored several staff as they have progressed through their careers to professional lead and research radiographers.
Jenny has held her current role as Lecturer and Undergraduate clinical and CPD coordinator for Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging, UCD since November 2012. While in post, facilitating the development and delivery of post graduate qualifications in Paediatric Imaging has been the fulfilment of a long-standing professional goal.
Currently Jenny holds several roles at a national level. She has represented Diagnostic Radiography Education on the IIRRT Council since 2014, she is an Academic Assessor of International Qualifications for CORU and represents the IIRRT on the (HSCP) Paediatric Expert Group.
Since the introduction of state registration her role has developed to absorb her interest in Lifelong Learning and CPD for radiographers from both a management and research perspective. She facilitates the cycle of UCD multi-disciplinary study days, events which allow her to invite national and international colleagues to join in delivering best practice perspectives.
IIRRT sub-committees: Professional Education & CPD, Research & Grants
Workplace: Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Professional Interests: I graduated in 2012 and have worked in St. James’s since I qualified. I have a particular interest in Radiographer screening in barium/fluoroscopy exams and developed the protocol for Radiographer screening for video fluoroscopies. I also work in CT and PACS and was involved with the St. James’s Hospital NIMIS Implementation Project. I am currently undertaking an MSc. in CT in UCD. This is my second time on the council after having previously served two years as the DI Student rep.
Work on Council: I am currently involved with the update and maintenance of the website.
IIRRT sub-committees: Professional standards and best practice guidelines
Workplace: Radiation Therapy Department, St. Luke’s Hospital Rathgar, St. Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network (SLRON)
Qualifications: MSc Radiotherapy and Oncology, Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), BSc. (HONS) Radiation Therapy, Trinity College Dublin. (TCD), PGc Quality and Safety, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).
Current: Radiation Therapy Services Manager, St. Luke’s Hospital Rathgar SLRON
Previous: Clinical Specialist Radiation Therapist SLRON
Professional memberships: IIRRT, ESR, ESTRO, ISRRT, CORU
Special Interests/Research area:
- Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
- Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR)
- Quality improvement
- Incident reporting and incident learning
- Continual professional development (CPD)
Council Activities: IIRRT rep on HSCP Education & Development Advisory Group
IIRRT sub-committees: Professional Education & CPD, Research & Grants, Professional Standards & Guidelines, Conference, Website & Communications.
Theresa O' Donovan
Representing: National Therapeutic Clinical
Workplace: Radiation Therapy Department, Cork University Hospital (CUH)
Qualifications: BSc. (HONS) Radiation Therapy, Trinity College Dublin. (TCD), MSc Clinical Education, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), PgC Advanced Practice, Sheffield Hallam University (SHU)
Current: Clinical Specialist Radiation Therapist (RT)
Previous: Deputy RT Manager CUH, RT Townsville, Perth, and Melbourne
Professional memberships: IIRRT, ESR, TROG, ESTRO, ICORG
Special Interests/Research area: Student Education- Student Link to TCD
Council Activities: Presidential Role
Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice
Member of CPD sub-committee
Reviewer of Research Grant Applications
IIRRT rep on the EFRS CPD working group
IIRRT rep on HSCP Education & Development Advisory Group
IIRRT sub-committees: Professional Development – Advanced Practice, Professional Education & CPD, Research & Grants
Representing: National Diagnostic Clinical
Qualifications: Radiography, Ultrasound, Management
Workplace/ Professional Experience: Radiography Services Manager Connolly Hospital. Previously Clinical Specialist Ultrasound
Professional memberships: IIRRT, ISRRT, EFRS, CORU
Special Interests/Research area: All aspects of Radiography and how to drive forward advanced practice for Radiographers and Radiation Therapists. Ultrasound and Radiation Safety as well as Professionalism within the professions are key interest areas.
Council Activities: Secretary, CPD Committee, Conference Committee, Guidelines, ISRRT Conference 2020.
IIRRT sub-committees: Professional Development – Advanced Practice, Professional Education & CPD, Research & Grants, Professional Standards & Guidelines, Conference.
Representing: Dublin Mid-Leinster Diagnostic
Qualifications: BSc Radiography (UCD), Professional Certificate in Radiation Safety
Workplace: Tallaght Hospital
Professional memberships:European Society of Radiology
Special Interests/Research area: Radiation Safety, Professional Development and Education.
IIRRT sub-committees: Conference, PR & Promotion – Professional & Institute
BSC Radiography (HONS) Kingston University London. PgC Mammography, Diploma Health Care Management, Certificate in Events Management
Workplace /Professional Interest
Current: IIRRT CPD Officer, Senior Radiographer Breast Check Merrion Unit Dublin
Previous: Deputy RSM, QA Radiographer
Sinead is CPD Officer for the IIRRT. This post is fully funded by the HSE and managed by the IIRRT. Sinead has been CPD Officer since August 2012 with the IIRRT. This is a part-time role. One of the main functions of this role is to facilitate CPD events nationally for Radiographer’s and Radiation Therapists. Sinead is focused on assisting Radiographers and Radiation Therapists with their CPD queries and providing a multitude of CPD opportunities to meet their learning needs and the CORU CPD requirements.
Sinead also works in a clinical role as a Mammographer with Breast Check Merrion Unit in Dublin.
Sinead is part of a Multidisciplinary CPD Officers network comprised of CPD Officers representing each professional body. Sinead has recently been appointed chair of the CPD Officer network.
Professional memberships: IIRRT CORU
Special Interests/Research Area: CPD, Role development, Advanced Practice, Mammography, Quality Assurance, Patient Centered care initiatives, Assessors for MEDRAY /IIRRT Department of the year and Radiographer and Radiation Therapist of the year.
IIRRT sub-committee: Professional Education & CPD, Website & Communications.
Áine qualified with a BSc in Diagnostic Radiography from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh in 2012. Áine began her career with a graduate program with Alliance Medical working in PET/CT, MRI and CT scanning throughout the Munster area. In 2017, Áine completed an MSc in MRI with UCD.
In 2018, Áine continued her clinical practice at the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork City where she upskilled in other areas including nuclear medicine and the catheterisation laboratory.
Áine joined the IIRRT as Council Executive Professionals Support Officer in April 2022. As part of this role, Áine is coordinating the publication of best practice guidelines and the Radaíocht newsletter and supporting the council with matters which may arise.
Áine is interested in enhancing student learning, professional standards and guidelines, social inclusion, professional education and CPD learning
Workplace: University Hospital Waterford
Qualifications: BSc Radiography, UCD.Workplace/ Professional Experience:
Currently employed in University Hospital Waterford. Student placements in AMNCH Tallaght and St. James Hospital, Dublin.
Professional memberships: IIRRT membershipSpecial Interests/Research area: My interests include participating and promoting research among new graduates, theatre imaging and radiation safety.
IIRRT sub-committees: Resources, website & communications
DCR (D); HDip Computed Tomography (UCD); IV Cert, UCD; Management (HMI); CT Colon (IIRRT)
Workplace/ Professional Experience:
Sligo University Hospital since 1991 to present, and prior to that in Cork University Hospital from 1988.
Senior radiographer, PACS Manager, currently Clinical Specialist CT & CPD Rep for SUH
Lead radiographer in the development of the Sligo University Hospital IV cannulation and contrast administration course, and also the lead radiographer in the roll out of the radiographer led CT Colon service in Sligo.
Member of the Sligo PACS/RIS team, involved with the NIMIS project as acting PACS manager in Sligo during the lead up to implementation. (Sligo was the first site to go live in the NIMIS/McKesson PACS project.
Nominated for the inaugural Medray Radiographer of the Year Awards, where I finished top diagnostic radiographer in final three.
IIRRT, CORU, SOR
CT (special interest in IV administration, CT Colon, best practice), Professional Development, CPD , Advanced Practice, Social Media and I also volunteer with Irish Therapy Dogs.
IIRRT sub-committee: Resournces
St Vincent’s University Hospital .
BSc (Hons ) in Diagnostic Radiography, Robert Gordon University .
MSC ( part 1) Diagnostic Ultrasound , UCD .
PgCert Musculoskeletal Ultrasound ,Lancaster University
PgCert Obstetric Ultrasound , UCD .
Clinical Specialist Ultrasound
IIRRT, CORU, BMUS.
Special Interest/Research Areas:
Member of the HSCP communication advisory group 2018, 2019 & 2020
Adjunct lecturer at UCD, Master’s Ultrasound programme since 2010- 2021
IIRRT Council member since 2019.Guest presenter at BMUS Dublin 2020
IIRRT sub-committees: Website & Communications, Professional Development – Advance Practice
Discipline of Radiography , University College Cork
BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography, University of Ulster
MSc Computed Tomography, University College Dublin
PgC Computed Tomography University of Bradford
Lecturer in MSc Diagnostic Radiography, University College Cork
Practice Education Co-Ordinator, MSc Diagnostic Radiography, University College Cork
Programme Development Co-Ordinator, MSc Diagnostic Radiography, University College Cork
Clinical Specialist in CT, Cork University Hospital
Radiographer, Cork University Hospital
Professional Memberships: IIRRT, ESR ,CORU
Special Interests/Research Area:
Student Education and CPD for Radiographers and Radiation therapists
Recently nominated for Registration Board at CORU for Education category
Established an IIRRT approved IV Cannulation and Administration course for Radiographers and Radiation Therapists in University College Cork
Part of a team which established MSc Diagnostic Radiography programme in University College Cork
Niamh has worked predominantly in CT throughout her clinical career and has been part of an active research team for over 10 years. Her research is primarily focused on CT, investigating a range of radiation dose reduction strategies which has led to a number of publications.
Establishing local DRL’s in CT in CUH
IIRRT sub-committees: Professional Education & CPD, Professional standards and best practice guidelines, Research & Grants.
UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre, Waterford.
PGCert in Radiotherapy Planning.
BSc (Hons ) in Radiation Therapy, Trinity College, Dublin.
Clinical Specialist Radiation Therapist (RT)
Acting Lead Clinical Specialist RT, UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre
Senior/Clinical Specialist RT, Genesis Cancer Care, Bunbury, Western Australia
RT/Senior RT, Cork University Hospital
RT: Townsville, Queensland, Australia. James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK. Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK.
Special Interest/Research Areas:
Development and Improvement of departmental EMR workflow processes
Image – Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
Continued Professional Development (CPD)
IIRRT sub-committees: Resources, Conference
IIRRT student body representative. To contribute to the promotion of IIRRT and the progression of radiotherapy by engaging at a national level. Also, to raise issues where appropriate and update the student group of council activities.
IIRRT sub-committees: Conference
Ruth graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a Bachelor of Science (Ther. Rad) in 2003. She subsequently spent a year working as a Radiation Therapist in Perth, Western Australia before returning to Ireland to work at St. Luke’s Hospital. When St. Luke’s Hospital expanded to become St. Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network (SLRON) in 2011, she went to work on the Beaumont Campus. Ruth was the Radiotherapy Services Manager at SLRON Beaumont until starting her new role as Director of Radiation Services at SLRON in 2021. She was awarded a MSc in Healthcare Management in 2019 from the RCSI. Special interests include quality improvement, governance in healthcare and stereotactic radiosurgery.
Samantha graduated from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh in 2014. Since then she has spent time working in the UK, UPMC Waterford, The Hermitage Medical Centre and currently, Beaumont Campus at St Luke’s Oncology Network. In 2019 she was awarded the IIRRT Radiation Therapist of the year and is completing a MSc in Advanced Radiotherapy and Oncology through Sheffield Hallam University and was recently appointed the Radiation Therapy Research Fellow with the St Luke’s Network. Special interest include SABR spine treatment and Adaptive Planning.
Workplace: Radiation Therapy Department, Galway University Hospital (GUH)
PGc Advanced Practice in Radiation Therapy, Sheffield Hallam University (SHU)
PGc Prostate Localisation using Ultrasound (SHU)
BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography- Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh
Commenced masters in September on Advancing Practice in Healthcare- with particular interest in Brachytherapy. Currently studying with QMU.
Current: Clinical Specialist Radiation Therapist, GUH
Previous: Clinical Specialist in Information and Support (ISRT)
Previous: Senior Radiation Therapist, Cork University Hospital (CUH), Basic Grade Therapeutic Radiographer Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology (CCO)
IIRRT, ESTRO, CORU
Special Interests/Research areas:
Brachytherapy- Particularly gynaecological malignancies and service development in this area.
Advanced Practice for Radiation Therapists and professional promotion.
Information & Support for patients undergoing Radiotherapy. I implemented the post of ISRT in GUH in 2005/2006. It was one of the first advancing practice roles in Radiation Therapy.
As a Radiation Therapist with over 20 years’ clinical experience, I am immensely proud of the profession I work in. I strive to promote the profession at every opportunity, with the aim of improving Radiation therapy services nationally, and in line with international best practice. Currently, I am studying gynaecological brachytherapy, and clinically will be a lead Radiation Therapist in the roll out of a Radiation Therapist led Brachytherapy service in Galway.
IIRRT sub-committess: Professional Development – Advanced Practice, PR & Promotion – Professional & Institute