Publications and Further Research Outputs
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
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, 2017
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
Poole C. and Boland J., What influences assessors' internalised standards?, Radiography, 22, 2016, pe99 - e105
O'Donovan, A. and Poole, C., Fink About It: Development and Evaluation of a Communications Curriculum for Healthcare Professionals,, MedEdPublish, 5, (1), 2016, p16-
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
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
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
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
Claire Poole and Josephine Boland, The impact of internalised standards on Clinical Placement ASSESSMENT, INMED 2014, Queens University,BELFAST, 19-21st Feb 2014
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
HSCP Education and Development Advisory Group, Consultative Workshop 2015, 12th February, In:Consultative Workshop 2015, Our Lady's Hospice , Harold's Cross
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
HSCP Education and Development Advisory Group, Consultative Workshop 2014, 30th January 2014, In:Consultative Workshop 2014
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
DescriptionOne 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.
- Core competencies and minimum standards for the final clinical placement of Radiation Therapy students in Ireland: Perspectives of experienced clinical radiation therapists.
- In Ireland clinical radiation therapist work in a range of different radiotherapy departments and conduct student assessments. They are expected to assess students against a pre-determined list of criteria and make judgments on whether that student meets these competencies or not. The meaning given to criteria or how personal beliefs, values or expectations may influence their judgments is unknown. My research study aimed to explore their understanding of these factors and explore the concept of internalised standards and how they may influence judgments.
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Member of the CORU Committee of Inquiry- professional conduct committee
Invited member of the Clinical Education Advisory Group, Trinity College, Dublin
Contributor to the National Form for enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education- work based assessment series
Academic Assessor on the CORU Radiographers Registration Board Assessor Panel
Council Member of the Irish Institute Of Radiography and Radiotherapy
Representative of the IIRRT on the HSE's Health and Social Care Professions Advisory Group
Representative from academia to CORU for consultation on criteria and standards of proficiency for radiation therapist education and training programmes
Primary co-ordinator and member of the Joint Working Group on Clinical Education Standards for Radiation Therapy.
Academic advisor on the Radiation Therapy Qualification Review Board for the HSE.
CORU- Registered Member
Practice Education Co-ordinators Network (PECNET)
Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED)
Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy (IIRRT)
European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology