Dr Lisa Ashmore has been appointed the first clinical academic therapeutic radiographer in the radiotherapy department at Rosemere Cancer Centre, Preston.
Dr Ashmore is the associate dean for engagement in the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University and senior lecturer in social sciences at Lancaster Medical School.
"I am really excited about the opportunity this post provides for developing NMAHP clinical academic careers,” she said. “I have always believed that radiographers have a lot to offer research and academia and I am thrilled the Cancer Alliance is supporting this post.”
Dr Lisa Ashmore
Dr Ashmore's research focuses on including traditionally excluded groups in care and service development. Working in collaboration with patients, organisations and academia, her research studies have included the experiences of people having radiotherapy for gynaecological cancer, the study of technological innovation in cancer treatment, and a current project looking at prehabilitation before cancer surgery.
The aims for her secondment include supporting the development and implementation of prehab and rehab initiatives in the region; increasing research capabilities and outputs by supporting and mentoring staff; and facilitating individual staff and teams to meet regulatory and professional body requirements for evidence-based practice, research and innovation.
The appointment was made through Lancashire and South Cumbria Cancer Alliance funding, in collaboration with Lancaster University.
The role description and secondment arrangements for the post were developed using the document Clinical Academic Radiographer: Guidance for the Support of New and Established Roles, which can be found on the SoR website at www.sor.org/carguidance
Photo: Dr Lisa Ashmore
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