Jakub Thornley

Therapeutic Radiographer - Leeds Cancer Centre
 

Jakub qualified from Sheffield Hallam Unviersity on the undergraduate Radiotherapy and Oncology Course in 2018 and started work at Cambridge University Hospitals as a Therapeutic Radiographer. During the 18 months spent there he worked across both Elekta and Varian machines developing his skills and learning the trade. During this time he also had the opportunity to expand his skills by undertaking a role in the gold seed insertion clinic for prostate cancer where he worked closely with the Consultant and the Advanced Practitioner. Furthermore he was expanded his role further by joining the Freedom to Speak Up Local Listener team. 

As of February 2020 he has started his role as a Therapeutic Radiographer at the Leeds Cancer Centre.

 

He has interests in patient support, research, education and prostate cancer and is currently undertaking his MSc in Advancing Professional Practice with Sheffield Hallam where he has the ability to work on his interests with modules such as "Excellence in Prostate Cancer Treatment and Care" and "Psychology of Cancer Care". 

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