Denise Barnes

Lead Midwife for Genomics

Denise is our lead midwife for genomics and has been employed as part of the GMSA since August 2022. She has worked as the midwifery lead for the regional transformation project exploring equity of access to genomic tests in pregnancy and beyond.

Talk to me about: Exploring genomics in midwifery, reviewing pregnancy genomic pathways, genomics and the role of the midwife.
Email: [email protected]

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Emma Groves

Pharmacy Lead – Genomic Medicine

Emma is the NHS North East & Yorkshire Genomic Medicine Service Alliance Pharmacy Lead. In 2016, she started the MSc course ‘Genomic Medicine’ at Newcastle University and ever since then has been fascinated by the subject. Emma has a keen interest in educational development and supporting the NHS workforce to use to adopt genomics into their current practice.

Talk to me about: Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacy workforce, Medicines optimisation.
Email: [email protected]

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Gill Moss

Nurse Director

Gill was appointed as Nurse Director of the NE&Y GMSA in February 2022, and also as Lead Nurse for the NW GMSA.

Talk to me about: Nursing & Midwifery Strategy, Stakeholder Engagement
Email: [email protected]

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Helen Bethell

Workforce and Education Lead

Helen is our Workforce and Education Lead and started her current role in December 2022. Prior to this Helen has worked as a Genetic Counsellor for the Northern Genetic Service, with over 20 years’ experience in the field. Helen has an educational specialism having worked as a science teacher in a secondary school.

Talk to me about: Current workforce upskilling, future workforce planning, educational opportunities
Email: [email protected]

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Jackie Cook

Co-clinical Director, NEY GMSA

Jackie has been a consultant Clinical Geneticist at Sheffield since 1996, specialising in cancer, renal and endocrine genetics. She is currently one of the two Clinical Directors of the North East and Yorkshire Genomic Medicine Service Alliance.

Talk to me about: Genomics strategy, business planning and service development

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Jennifer Campbell

NEY Clinical Genetics Executive Chair

Jennifer is the Head of the Yorkshire Regional Clinical Genetics Service, based at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, and has experience of developing new services and innovative approaches to service delivery, to meet the demands of an evolving Genomic Medicine Service.

Talk to me about: Clinical service transformation, Clinical Genetics, Fetal Genomics

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John Fraser

Data & Informatics Director

John is our Data and Informatics Director and has been with us since the GLH was established in 2018. He and his team work to support and develop the IT and Bioinformatics systems and standards needed to help us deliver a fully integrated Genomic Medicine Service.

Talk to me about: Strategy, IT Systems and Interoperability, Data Standards, Security and Information Governance

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Kath Smith

GLH Laboratory Services Director

Kath is the Laboratory Services Director for our Genomic Laboratory Hub since it was established in 2018.

Talk to me about: Genomic Laboratory Services in the NEY
Email: [email protected]

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Lindsay O’Dair

Lead Genetic Counsellor

Lindsay is a GCRB registered genetic counsellor and has been working in genetics since 1992. She is the Lead Genetic Counsellor for the NEY GMSA. She is based in the Newcastle genetics service where she is one of the Lead Genetic counsellors and Deputy Clinical Lead

Talk to me about: Genetic counselling, clinical genetics, mainstreaming
Email: lindsay.o'[email protected]

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Michael Wright

Co-Clinical Director

Michael is co-clinical director of the North East & Yorkshire Genomic Medicine Service, along with Jackie Cook.

Talk to me about: GMS, GMSA, GLH, clinical genetics
Email: [email protected]

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Neville Gaukroger

Turnaround Director

Having worked with the Clinical Directors to successfully establish North East and Yorkshire Genomic Medicine Service Alliance, Neville is currently focused on supporting North East and Yorkshire Genomic Laboratory Hub scale to sustainably meet the expanding demand for genomic tests.

Talk to me about: GMSA, Genomic Laboratory Hub, Genomics Strategy, Business Planning, Service development
Email: [email protected]

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Rob Taylor

Scientific Director, NEY GLH

Rob is the Scientific Director of the North East and Yorkshire Genomic Laboratory Hub and the Head of the Highly Specialised Mitochondrial Laboratory, based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Talk to me about: Research and Development
Email: [email protected]

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