Dr Paul Brown
Current research centres upon the impact of cancer on teenagers, more and more children and young adults are surviving into adulthood but at what cost? Has the treatment and/or the disease impacted upon the way in which they perceive the world?
As the project lead for the implementation of Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Training (VERT) I was successful in putting together and leading the £358,625 bid for funding to the Welsh Assembly Government in January 2008. VERT is primarily utilised to train therapeutic radiographers but we are developing research into teaching tools in anatomy and toaking virtual training into other disciplines such as diagnostic radiography, nursing and so on.
In addition to my own research interests, I am the Team Lead for one of the three research themes in Radiography, looking at the impact of radiation on life and lifestyle. looking at areas such as public perception and understanding of radiation/radiography,
Having been a member of the All Wales Multi-centre Research Ethics Committee since 2001 supports me in the major role I play within the Department of Radiography and The School of Healthcare Studies of facilitating research practice. I am currently the School Research Ethics Officer and Chair of the Research Ethics Sub-committee.