Assistant Professor  |  UTDRO Director of Medical Radiation Sciences

Cathryne Palmer

Radiation Therapist


Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 2M9
Clinical Interests
Clinical education and assessment, Interprofessional collaboration, Remediation strategies and supporting student success
Please contact Faculty Member for more information


  • BSc, Radiation Therapy, Anglia University, Cambridge, UK
  • MSc, Radiography (Therapeutic Pathway), Anglia University, Cambridge, UK
  • Diploma College of Radiographers Therapy Royal Marsden Hospital, Surrey, UK
  • Certificate, Instructing Adults, George Brown College

Research Synopsis

  • Impact of interprofessional education and simulation on students’ learning
  • Transitioning to online learning for foundational courses (Anatomy/Physiology)
  • Assessing the process of professional socialization and identity


Recent Publications


Bolderston A, Harnett N, Palmer C, Wenz, J, Catton P. The scholarly therapist part two: developing an academic practice – The Princess Margaret Hospital experience. J Radiother Pract, 7:2; 105-111, 2008.

Bolderston A, Palmer C, Flanagan W, McParland N. Perceptions of ESL undergraduate radiation therapy students in the clinical environment. Radiography, 14: 216-225, 2008.

Palmer C, Cherryman F. Directed reading: supporting student success. JMIRS 40: 38-44, 2009.

Gillan C, Palmer C. Radiation therapy students’ teaching expectations of therapists over the course of clinical practicums: a longitudinal study. JMIRS 40: 64-74, 2009.

Kwan J, Childs RA, Palmer C, Cherryman F, Catton P. Admission criteria and student success in a medical radiation sciences program. J Allied Health 38: 158-162, 2009.



Director, Medical Radiation Sciences Program, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto
Associate Member, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
MRS Undergraduate Education manager, Radiation Therapy, Princess Margaret Hospital