Darien Montgomerie is a radiation therapist with over 20 years’ public and private experience working in New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom. She has lectured on the Bachelor of Radiation Therapy Programme at University of Otago and continues to hold an honorarium post. Darien is the Site Manager of the Bowen Icon Cancer Centre in Wellington (Icon Group’s first integrated cancer centre in New Zealand), a member of the New Zealand Targeting Cancer team advocating the role of radiation therapy, and the current radiation therapy online editor for the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences.
As the 2021 Middleton Scholar, Darien has seen many networking opportunities with World Class Leaders. Darien’s experience of advocating for increased access to radiation therapy nationally in New Zealand enabled her to bring worldwide access to the forefront of her conversations. Read Darien’s article on the UICC website here.
Following an early meeting with Kirstie Graham, UICC’s Head of Capacity Building, Darian was invited to speak at a UICC special focus dialogue – Ensuring access to radiotherapy services.