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Anita O'Donovan (IE)

Anita O’Donovan graduated from Radiation Therapy at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in 2002, and  joined the Discipline of Radiation Therapy at TCD in 2011, as Assistant Professor, having previously worked in both clinical and research positions as a radiation therapist in Saint Luke’s Hospital, Dublin and Cork University Hospital. Her main research interest is geriatric oncology, more specifically geriatric assessment, education of oncology professionals, and the application of these measures in clinical practice.  Anita currently sits on the TCD Ageing Theme Steering Committee, led by Professor Rose Anne Kenny, representing the theme “Cancer and Ageing”.  One of the main aims of this research centre is to optimise opportunities for collaborative research between different disciplines. Ageing research is a main focus of TCD’s strategic plan, and is one of the major themes prioritised by the college. 

Anita also has a keen interest in older patient advocacy and incorporating “service learning” principles into her teaching, promoting intergenerational solidarity and the adoption of positive attitudes towards older people by future healthcare professionals.  She is also involved in educational outreach for older people through liaison with Age Action Ireland.

November 16, 2018
1:30pm to 2:30pm Case-based session: Innovative radiotherapies for older cancer patients Breakout room Gerrit Jan Liefers (NL), Anita O'Donovan (IE), Shane O’Hanlon (IE), Stefan Jeppesen (DK), Johanna Portielje (NL), Chris Monten (BE), Meredith Giuliani (CA), Eva Rijkmans (NL)