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Prof Michelle Leech.

Michelle Leech Ph.D is a Radiation Therapist and Professor at the Discipline of Radiation Therapy, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Prof. Leech is Course Director of the BSc. (Honours) Radiation Therapy at Trinity College. She is past Chair of the Radiation Therapist Committee within the European Society of Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO). She sits on the Scientific Council of ESTRO and is Editor-in Chief of the ESTRO Journal Technical Innovations and Patient Support in Radiation Oncology and is a member of the editorial board of `Radiotherapy and Oncology’. Prof. Leech also contributes to activities of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), particularly in the education of radiation therapists and leads the radiation therapist AFRONET project.

Her research interests lie in radiomics and in education of radiation oncology professionals. Her current funded research projects are in management of osteoradionecrosis (Irish Cancer Society), PROMs for paediatric cancers (Irish Research Council) and radiomics analysis of periprostatic adipose tissue (World Cancer Research Fund).

She holds several teaching awards and in 2020 was awarded the Emmanuel van der Schueren award by ESTRO ‘in recognition of excellent scientific work, enormous contribution within ESTRO to the field of education and promotion of radiation oncology as a discipline’.