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Sarah Barrett
Assistant Professor, Radiation Therapy


Sarah is a graduate of Trinity College and joined the Discipline of Radiation Therapy in October 2015. With over 9 years' clinical experience, most recently at a Clinical Specialist level, she has a strong background in clinical practice. She completed her MSc in Treatment Planning in January 2014. Sarah is the National RT Education Representative on the council of the Irish Institute of Radiographers and Radiation Therapists and has undertaken international site visits in a consultancy role. She was an invited faculty member on an International Atomic Energy Agency training course in Kazakhstan.

Her research interests lie mainly in stereotactic radiotherapy and lung cancer. Her current work is investigating the personalisation of lung radiotherapy prescriptions by clinical evaluation of a mathematical modelling approach.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

E. Sexton, S. Barrett, G. Menezes, A Survey on SBRT for Lung Cancer: Current Practice and the Perceived Role of the Radiation Therapist, ESTRO 37, Barcelona, 20-24 April 2018, 2018 Poster, 2018 DOI

Sarah Barrett, Gerard G. Hanna, Laure Marignol, An overview on personalisation of radiotherapy prescriptions in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer: Are we there yet?, Radiotherapy and Oncology, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Hannah Linney and Sarah Barrett, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Patients with Early-stage Prostate Cancer, Anticancer Research, International Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment, 38, (3), 2018, p1231 - 1240 Journal Article, 2018 URL

Gorry C, McCullagh L, O'Donnell H, Barrett S, Schmitz S, Barry M, Curtin K, Beausang E, Barry R, Coyne I. , Neoadjuvant Treatment for malignant and metastatic melanoma. , Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. , (3), 2018 Journal Article, 2018 URL

L. Donnelly, S. Barrett, Europe Holds its Breath - A deep inspiration breath hold technology and left breast cancer survey, ESTRO 37, Barcelona, 20-24 April 2018, 2018 Poster, 2018 DOI

Andrea Lipsett, Sarah Barrett, Fatimah Haruna, Karen Mustian and Anita O'Donovan, The impact of exercise during adjuvant radiotherapy for breast cancer on fatigue and quality of life: a systematic review and meta-analysis, The Breast, 32, 2017, p144 - 155 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

S.Q.E. Ho, L.M. Mullaney, S.A. Barrett, Treatment outcomes of proton craniospinal irradiation for paediatric medulloblastoma, ESTRO 36, Vienna, 5th-9th May 2017, 2017 Poster, 2017 DOI

Evangeline S. Q. Ho, Sarah A. Barrett & Laura M. Mullaney, A review of dosimetric and toxicity modeling of proton versus photon craniospinal irradiation for pediatrics medulloblastoma, Acta Oncologica, 56, (8), 2017, p1031 - 1042 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Sarah Barrett, Amy Taylor, Luke Rock, Evaluation of a reproducible breath hold technique for the SABR treatment of lower lobe lung tumours, Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Kevin Dowling, Sarah Barrett, Laura Mullaney, Claire Poole, A nationwide investigation of radiation therapy event reporting-and- learning systems: Can standards be improved?, Radiography. International Journal of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Therapy, 23, (4), 2017, p279 - 286 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Sarah Barrett, On-Treatment Verification for Lung Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Therapy, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 48, (4), 2017, p343 - 345 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Catherine McKenna, Theresa O'Donovan, Lydia O'Sullivan, Sarah Barrett, Ann O'Hara, 'Scope of Practice of a Radiation Therapist (3rd Ed)', Irish Institute Of Radiographers and Radiation Therapists, 2016, - Protocol or guideline, 2016

Sarah Barrett, Amy Taylor, Luke Rock, Lung tumour motion within deep inspiration breath hold delivered stereotactic radiotherapy: an evaluation of its cause and effect, 3rd ESTRO Forum, 2015, 2015 Poster, 2015 DOI

Sarah Barrett, Rob Appleyard, The reliability of quantitative thresholding methods for PET aided delineation of GTVs in Head and Neck tumours, Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 12, 2013, p187 - 194 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Eveann Kennedy, Sarah Barrett, Gillian Fagan, A comparative look at two immobilization techniques used for SBRT of the lung, specifically the upper lobe, 2nd ESTRO Forum, 2013, 2013 Poster, 2013 DOI

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sarah Barrett, The Challenges of SBRT Treatment Verification., Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Symposium, Dublin, 2014 Oral Presentation,

Technical Innovations and Patient Support in Radiation Oncology, Michelle Leech, [eds.] Journal, URL

Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, Angela Duxbury, [eds.] Journal, URL

Sarah Barrett, Implementation of AlignRT: an open mask, non-ionising hardware and software system for positioning and monitoring of Cranial SRS patients. , The 15th Annual All Ireland Radiation Therapy Study Day, March 2015 Oral Presentation,

Sarah Barrett, Lung SBRT: Immobilisation and Verification, 17th Annual IIRRT Conference, Dublin, 2013 Invited Talk,

Scientific Reports, Laure Marignol, [eds.] Journal, URL



European Association for Cancer Research 2017

Council member of the Irish Institute of Radiographers and Radiation Therapists. National RT Education Representative November 2015 – Present

RTT member of European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) 2013

Accredited member of CORU