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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 teach eight sessions per year for the two MSc programmes in Women's Health, and four sessions for the UCL Medical School. Since 2012, I've been as a Reflective Practice Tutor at the Medical School, helping students develop reflective reasoning skills. I have devised a new teaching module in Ethics of Women's Health, and recently received a research grant from UCL to create an open-access course in Reproductive Ethics, due to launch in May 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|