Mrs Natalie Pollard

GradCertHlthScEd (Syd), BAppSc (MRS) (Syd), BN (Syd), MIR
Associate Lecturer, Work Integrated Learning

Telephone +61 2 9036 7353
Fax +61 2 9351 9282

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Biographical details

I am a qualified radiation therapist, having graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004. Since that time, I have worked at a major teaching hospital in Sydney before joining the university.My role involves managing and overseeing all aspects of students' radiation therapy clinical training, and the opportunity to guide students through the journey from beginning student to beginning practitioner. I teach across all years of the program and provide pastoral care and supervision to students whilst on clinical placement.

Research interests

My research interests include the use of simulated learning to assist students in the development and assessment of clinical skills, in addition to the development of problem solving and clinical reasoning skills in students undertaking clinical placement. My RHD project also reflects these research interests.

Teaching and supervision

Unit of study coordinator for the following units:

  • MRSC5034 Clinical Studies Radiation Therapy 1
  • MRSC5035 Clinical Studies Radiation Therapy 2
  • MRSC5036 Clinical Studies Radiation Therapy 3
  • MRSC5037 Clinical Studies Radiation Therapy 4
  • MRSC5030 Clinical Studies Nuclear Medicine 1
  • MRSC5031 Clinical Studies Nuclear Medicine 2
  • MRSC5032 Clinical Studies Nuclear Medicine 3
  • MRSC5033 Clinical Studies Nuclear Medicine 4

Themes

E-Health and Health Care Delivery

Selected grants

2017

  • Enhancing ethical practice during professional placements; Kenny B, McAllister L, Nicole M, Pollard N, Semaan A, Thomson K, Di Michele L, Holden A; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

2011

  • Introduction of Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Training Systems (VERT) Into Radiation Therapy Teac; Pollard N; Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing/Research Grant.

2009

  • Radiation Therapy Undergraduate Clinical Placement Funding Agreement; Pollard N; Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Bourne, E., Sheepway, L., Pollard, N., Kilgour, A., Patrick (Blackford), J., Alam, M., McAllister, L. (2013). Ethical awareness in allied health students on clinical placements: Case examples and strategies for student support. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech Language Pathology, 15(2), 94-98.
  • Giles, E., Dempsey, S., Chiswell, M., Wright, C., Bridge, P., Pollard, N. (2012). A survey to evaluate the implementation of a national clinical assessment form. The Radiographer, 59(3), 77-84.
  • Dempsey, S., Giles, E., Chiswell, M., Wright, C., Pollard, N., Rowntree, P., Forrest, W., Churcher, K., Jimenez, Y., Hargrave, C. (2012). Development and Implementation of the Australian Universities Radiation Therapy Student Clinical Assessment Form. The Radiographer, 59(1), 13-25.

Conferences

  • Pollard, N. (2017). Strategies to support and enhance student learning on a Work Integrated Learning (clinical) placement. 8th Leura International Breast Cancer Conference (Leura 8), Leura, NSW, Australia.
  • Pollard, N., Lincoln, M., Penman, M., Nisbet, G. (2016). An Investigation into patient experiences and perceptions of communication encounters with allied health practitioners. 17th OTTAWA Conference, Perth, Australia.
  • Pollard, N., Lincoln, M., Penman, M., Nisbet, G. (2016). An Investigation into patient experiences and perceptions of diagnostic radiographers' communication skills. 11th Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Kim, M., Stevenson, M., Simpson, A., Chan, A., Johnson, R., Pollard, N., Raymond, J., Shirley, D., Harvey, A., James, B., Szenes, E. (2014). Assessment: Engaging with communication standards. Sydney Teaching Colloquium, Sydney: The University of Sydney.
  • Giles, E., Dempsey, S., Chiswell, M., Wright, C., Pollard, N., Bridge, P. (2012). A survey to evaluate the implementation of a national clinical assessment form. 9th Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, Sydney: Australian Institute of Radiography.
  • Chiswell, M., Giles, E., Dempsey, S., Pollard, N., Wright, C., Bridge, P. (2012). The introduction of VERT into Australian Universities: Connection through Collaboration. 9th Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, Sydney: Australian Institute of Radiography.
  • Chiswell, M., Giles, E., Dempsey, S., Pollard, N., Rowntree, P., Wright, C. (2011). lntroduction of Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Training Systems (VERT) into Radiation Therapy Teaching Universities. Australasian Association of Educators in Medical Radiation Science Meeting, Adelaide: Australasian Association of Educators in Medical Radiation Science.

2017

  • Pollard, N. (2017). Strategies to support and enhance student learning on a Work Integrated Learning (clinical) placement. 8th Leura International Breast Cancer Conference (Leura 8), Leura, NSW, Australia.

2016

  • Pollard, N., Lincoln, M., Penman, M., Nisbet, G. (2016). An Investigation into patient experiences and perceptions of communication encounters with allied health practitioners. 17th OTTAWA Conference, Perth, Australia.
  • Pollard, N., Lincoln, M., Penman, M., Nisbet, G. (2016). An Investigation into patient experiences and perceptions of diagnostic radiographers' communication skills. 11th Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, Brisbane, Australia.

2014

  • Kim, M., Stevenson, M., Simpson, A., Chan, A., Johnson, R., Pollard, N., Raymond, J., Shirley, D., Harvey, A., James, B., Szenes, E. (2014). Assessment: Engaging with communication standards. Sydney Teaching Colloquium, Sydney: The University of Sydney.

2013

  • Bourne, E., Sheepway, L., Pollard, N., Kilgour, A., Patrick (Blackford), J., Alam, M., McAllister, L. (2013). Ethical awareness in allied health students on clinical placements: Case examples and strategies for student support. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech Language Pathology, 15(2), 94-98.

2012

  • Giles, E., Dempsey, S., Chiswell, M., Wright, C., Bridge, P., Pollard, N. (2012). A survey to evaluate the implementation of a national clinical assessment form. The Radiographer, 59(3), 77-84.
  • Giles, E., Dempsey, S., Chiswell, M., Wright, C., Pollard, N., Bridge, P. (2012). A survey to evaluate the implementation of a national clinical assessment form. 9th Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, Sydney: Australian Institute of Radiography.
  • Dempsey, S., Giles, E., Chiswell, M., Wright, C., Pollard, N., Rowntree, P., Forrest, W., Churcher, K., Jimenez, Y., Hargrave, C. (2012). Development and Implementation of the Australian Universities Radiation Therapy Student Clinical Assessment Form. The Radiographer, 59(1), 13-25.
  • Chiswell, M., Giles, E., Dempsey, S., Pollard, N., Wright, C., Bridge, P. (2012). The introduction of VERT into Australian Universities: Connection through Collaboration. 9th Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, Sydney: Australian Institute of Radiography.

2011

  • Chiswell, M., Giles, E., Dempsey, S., Pollard, N., Rowntree, P., Wright, C. (2011). lntroduction of Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Training Systems (VERT) into Radiation Therapy Teaching Universities. Australasian Association of Educators in Medical Radiation Science Meeting, Adelaide: Australasian Association of Educators in Medical Radiation Science.

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