Zoe joined University of Suffolk at the beginning of 2018, as a lecturer in Therapeutic Radiography, until which she worked clinically as a Senior Therapeutic Radiographer within the NHS. Graduating in 2015 with a first class BSc. Radiotherapy & Oncology from University Campus Suffolk, she began her clinical career in the busy radiotherapy department at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Whilst still in preceptorship Zoe was elected as the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) Union Learning Rep for that department, which enabled her to support colleagues in career development and provide learning opportunities to ensure continuing professional developments (CPD) requirements were met. This also led to Zoe organising a Breast Cancer Study Day for staff across the Trust who are regularly involved within this patient pathway.
During these early years of her radiography career Zoe has contributed articles to Synergy, a monthly publication from the SCoR, including a feature for World Cancer Day and a discussion piece considering how to inspire the future generation of radiographers.
Just as the technologies are evolving within radiotherapy, Zoe is keen to explore the use of digital teaching and how these can make the classroom experience more interactive. This interest in different learning formats was first raised during her research for her undergraduate dissertation, for which she won the acclaimed prize for highest marked dissertation. Starting her Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Education will allow Zoe to further develop her understanding of teaching and learning.