Kate Chadwick

Senior Lecturer in Radiotherapy

School of Health Sciences
Email:
kate.chadwick@bcu.ac.uk
Phone:
0121 202 4236

I graduated from Cardiff University in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) in Therapeutic Radiography.  Following this I worked as a Therapeutic Radiographer and a Senior 2 in Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre and as a radiation therapist in Perth, Western Australia. At Bristol I spent a year working in localisation and took on the roles of Union Representative for the Society and College of Radiographers and Infection Control Radiographer. 

In 2005 I commenced ‘The Pharmacological Management of Treatment Related Toxicities’ MSc double module which I completed in 2006 and which allowed me to supply and administer medications under a patient group directive.  During this time I was reviewing patients weekly, conducting oral care assessments and giving medication where necessary.  

I joined Birmingham City University in 2006 as a Senior Clinical/Academic Lecturer in Radiotherapy and gained my PGCertEd teaching qualification in 2007.  I went on to complete my MSc in Oncology Practice in 2010.  I have co-ordinated modules for the BSc and FdSc programmes and undertaken the role of Joint Postgraduate Lead for Radiotherapy during which time my colleague and I researched and marketed the idea of a Radiotherapy MSc to our trust colleagues. 

I am currently the Foundation Degree lead for Radiography and personal tutor to the BSc students at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.  I am also a member of the Faculty Research Ethics committee.  My interests still lie in non-medical prescribing, and also patients with additional needs and patient care/communication. 

I have written 3 modules for the newly re-approved BSc Therapeutic Radiography programme focusing on these areas of interest and I will commence co-ordination of the Level 4 module with the 2014-15 intake.  I also hope to begin my Doctorate in Education in the near future

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