@NHS from 14/10/16 to 18/11/16
Twitter Handle: @teresahowe
Job title: Advance Practice Therapy Radiographer
Place of work: Radiotherapy at Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust.
I am a Therapy Radiographer at the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre. I am originally from Canada, where I got a degree in psychology whilst trying to figure out what to do with my life. I then decided to study Radiation Therapy. After qualifying, I worked at CancerCare Manitoba in Winnipeg for 6 years. I moved to the UK in 2008 in an effort to combine working with travelling.
The Queen’s Centre for Oncology and Haematology in Hull was my first stop, working on the treatment floor and in treatment planning. Since 2012, I’ve been at the BHOC. Working in a specialist centre means we treat all ages, are involved in lots of clinical trials, and have a wide variety of technology. In short, there is always something new to learn and never a chance to get bored! Along with treating cancer patients, I am a lead practice educator, working closely with students on their clinical placements. Teaching is a huge part of the role of a Therapy Radiographer and something I really enjoy.
Outside of work, I try to keep active with climbing and learning to row gig boats. I sing in our trust’s choir, which is linked to our hospital’s charity, Above and Beyond. I am also attempting to be a gardener, with a small allotment.