Keynote Speakers for RTi3 Conference 2021

Elizabeth Knowles

Innovate Keynote: Elizabeth Knowles

Elizabeth Knowles joins us as our Innovate Keynote Speaker at the 2021 Virtual RTi3. Her presentation, "Transforming Radiotherapy – Did you know that you all play a role?" will provide an overview of the innovations in radiotherapy over the last 20 years and the roles RTTs have played in those technological advances.

Elizabeth graduated in 2000 from Kingston University/Royal Marsden Hospital, Surrey, UK with a degree in Therapeutic Radiography. After working as a Radiographer at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London for 2 years, she moved to Canada to work at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. After initially furthering the clinical evidence for fiducial marker-guided Radiotherapy for prostate, she gained one of the first research roles for RTTs working for David Jaffray specializing in image guidance. This role involved the establishment of protocols to aid the translation of cone-beam CT technology from a research device to a practical clinical tool and included the presentation and publication of multiple papers on the subject of IGRT. In 2006 Elizabeth moved back to the UK where she continues for Elekta Ltd. as a Product Manager for Unity (MR-linac) maintaining a focus on the innovation of image guidance products and, more recently, developing a special interest and certification in the field of Human Factors and Usability in Medical Devices.