Ms. Sarah Barrett

Ms. Sarah Barrett

Assistant Professor, Radiation Therapy

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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. Her research interests lie mainly in lung cancer and personalisation of radiation therapy. Her current work is investigating the personalisation of lung radiotherapy prescriptions by clinical evaluation of a mathematical modelling approach. Sarah is member of the Irish Institute of Radiographers and Radiation Therapists and European Society of Radiotherapy and Oncology. She has undertaken international site visits in a consultancy role and was an invited faculty member on an International Atomic Energy Agency training course in Kazakhstan.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • 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 - 194Journal Article, 2013, DOI
  • 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, 2015Poster, 2015, DOI , URL
  • 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, 2013Poster, 2013, DOI , URL
  • 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 - 155Journal 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, 2017Journal Article, 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 - 1042Journal 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 - 286Journal 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, 2017Poster, 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, On-Treatment Verification for Lung Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Therapy, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 48, (4), 2017, p343 - 345Journal Article, 2017, 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 - 1240Journal 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), 2018Journal Article, 2018, DOI , 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, 2018Poster, 2018, DOI
  • 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, 2018Poster, 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, 128, (3), 2018, p520 - 533Review Article, 2018, DOI
  • Nadine Wong Yuzhen, Sarah Barrett, A Review of Automatic Lung Tumour Segmentation in the era of 4DCT will be published in Reports of Practical Oncology & Radiotherapy, Reports of Practical Oncology & Radiotherapy, 24, (2), 2019, p208 - 220Journal Article, 2019, URL
  • Meadhbh Ní Fhoghlú, Sarah Barrett, A review of Radiation Induced Lymphocyte Apoptosis as a predictor of late toxicity following breast radiotherapy, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 50, (2), 2019, p337 - 344Journal Article, 2019, DOI
  • Barrett S, Thirion P, Harper D, Simpkin A, Leech M, Hickey K, Ryan L, Marignol L, Dosimetric impact of uncorrected systematic yaw rotation in VMAT for peripheral lung SABR, . Reports of Practical Oncology & Radiotherapy, 24, (6), 2019, p520 - 527Journal Article, 2019, URL
  • Barrett S., Leech M., Enderling H., Marignol L, User-adjusted auto-contouring of lung tumour volumes can facilitate accurate multiple measurements of lung GTV over the course of radiotherapy, 16th International Congress of Radiation Research, Manchester, UK, 25-29th August, 2019Poster, 2019
  • H.Linney S.Barrett, SBRT is a safe and effective treatment option for early stage prostate cancer, Radiotherapy and Oncology, ESTRO 37, Barcelona, Spain, April 20-24, 2018, 127, (S1), 2018, pp840 - 840Poster, 2018, DOI
  • Sarah Barrett, Michelle Leech, Dr Laure Marignol, Time trend analysis of target volume auto-contouring in locally advanced NSCLC over the course of RT, ESTRO 2020, Vienna, Austria, 2020Poster, 2020, DOI
  • Barrett S , Simpkin AJ , Walls G , Leech M , Marigno Ll , Geometric and dosimetric evaluation of a commercially available auto-segmentation tool for gross tumour volume delineation in locally advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: a feasibility study, Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2020Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • Rachel Barry, Elizabeth Forde, Sarah Barrett, Improving Organ at Risk Sparing in Oropharyngeal Treatment Planning by Increasing target dose: A feasibility study, Medical Dosimetry, 46, (3), 2021, p304 - 309Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • Emily Clarke, Jesper Grau Eriksen & Sarah Barrett, The effects of PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors on recurrent/metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: a critical review of the literature and meta-analysis, Acta Oncologica, 60, (11), 2021, p1534 - 1542Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • Vanja Remberg Gram, Daniel Gram, Gitte Fredberg Persson, Morten Hiul Suppli, Sarah Barrett, Reduction of oesophageal toxicity with VMAT dose-sparing radiotherapy in thoracic metastatic spinal cord compression: A feasibility study, Technical innovations and Patient Support in Radiation Oncology, 23, 2022, p8 - 14Journal Article, 2022, DOI
  • 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 2015Oral Presentation
  • Sarah Barrett, The Challenges of SBRT Treatment Verification., Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Symposium, Dublin, 2014Oral Presentation
  • Sarah Barrett, Lung SBRT: Immobilisation and Verification, 17th Annual IIRRT Conference, Dublin, 2013Invited Talk
  • Sarah Barrett, Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Benign Disease, Irish Institute Of Radiographers and Radiation Therapists Annual Conference 2018, Galway, Ireland, 10th October 2018, 2018Oral Presentation


  • Member of the Irish Institute of Radiographers and Radiation Therapists. Present
  • Accredited member of CORU present
  • RTT member of European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) present