Clinical Scientist


Title: Clinical Scientist
Email: nicolle.dunkerley@nhs.net
Section: Radiotherapy Physics

Biography

Nicolle completed a BSc (Hons) in Radiotherapy and Oncology at the University of Portsmouth then went on to complete an MSc in Medical Physics at the University of Surrey in 2015. Following this she gained a place on the Scientist Training Programme specialising in Radiotherapy Physics at the Royal Surrey County Hospital and simultaneously completed an MSc in Clinical Science at Kings College London. She became a registered clinical scientist with the HCPC in 2018 and gained a position as a Physicist at RSCH.

Her first MSc project was titled “Using Cone Beam CT data to Assess Delivered Dose to the Heart throughout Breast Radiotherapy” which was published in the The British Journal of Radiology and presented at the House of Commons as part of the Set For Britain competition finals in 2016.

Her second project, also selected because of Nicolle’s interest in using different imaging modalities for patient benefit in Radiotherapy, focused on “Evaluating the ‘High Risk’ Volume Definition and Planned Dose Distribution in Radiotherapy “Dose Painting” with the Selection of Different PET/CT Reconstruction and Segmentation Methods”.

Publications.

Dunkerley N, Bartlett FR, Kirby AM, Evans PM, Donovan EM. (2016). Mean heart dose variation over a course of breath-holding breast cancer radiotherapy. Br J Radiol. 2016;89:20160536. doi: doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20160536