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- Research Associate
- Inst for Women's Health
- Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
I serve as the co-ordinator of the BRCA Research Clinic, whose purpose is to identify novel ways of predicting and preventing women's cancer. I conduct research into the impact of panomic testing (genetic, epigenetic, microbiomic etc.), around themes such as barriers to testing, optimal communication and support, and health behaviour in response to testing. I'm passionate about teaching and have a special interest in blended learning.
One of the biggest challenges in modern medicine is how to tailor diagnosis and treatment to each individual patient. With the help of new genetic and epigenetic techniques, we are now able to better characterise risk and inform an individual's choice. We are just starting to see the benefit of this approach and much work remains in order to make it clinically meaningful.
I lead the ethics teaching for the two MSc programmes at the Institute for Women's Health and also teach at the iBSc in Women's Health. I also teach at UCL Medical School, and since 2012, have been a Reflective Practice Tutor supporting students to develop their reflective reasoning skills.
Supported by a generous development grant from UCL, I created a free online course called Making Babies in the 21st Century, which had over 5,000 learners signed-up in the first course run in July-August 2016.
|2011||MBBS||Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery – Medicine||University College London|
|2005||DPhil||Doctor of Philosophy – Behavioural Sciences||University of Oxford|
|2000||MSc||Master of Science – Neuroscience||University of Oxford|
|1998||BA||Bachelor of Arts – Behavioural Neuroscience and Psychology||Trinity College Cambridge|