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Genetics Staff

Genetics Staff

 

Tom JohnDr Thomas John

Medical Oncologist and Acting Director has a PhD for studies of gene expression. Tom undertakes basic research in tumour genetics at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. He has a Fellowship from the Victorian Cancer Agency.

 

Matt BurgessDr Mathew Wallis

Clinical Geneticist, graduated from Medicine in 2005 after completing a Bachelor of Science.  He trained in paediatrics and has a clinical interest in cardiac genetics, renal genetics and syndrome diagnosis.  Mathew is a Member of the Australasian Association of Clinical Geneticists and Human Genetics Society of Australasia.

 

Natasha BrownDr Natasha Brown

Clinical Geneticist and Paediatrician, has a research interest in the genetics of autism spectrum disorders and developmental disability.  Natasha's clinical areas of interest include paediatric syndromes and prenatal genetic diagnosis; she has regular clinics at the Austin, the Mercy Hospital for Women and the Northern Hospital.

 

Elly LynchElly Lynch

Unit Manager/Senior Genetic Counsellor (currently on secondment to Melbourne Genomics) has been working as a Genetic Counsellor for over 13 years. She has a Bachelor of Science and Graduate Diploma in Genetic Counselling from the University of Melbourne and is a Fellow of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia. Prior to joining Austin Health in 2007, Elly worked at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and The Royal Marsden Hospital in the UK.

 

Matthew BurgessMatthew Burgess

Genetic Counsellor, has a Bachelor of Science, Diploma of Modern Languages and Masters of Applied Positive Psychology from The University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Genetic Counselling from The University of Newcastle. He is a Fellow of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia and a Member and past Treasurer of the Australasian Society of Genetic Counsellors. Matthew lectured in genetic counselling at Charles Sturt University. 

 

Megan CotterMegan Cotter

Associate Genetic Counsellor and Acting Unit Manager, has a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and a Master of Genetic Counselling from the University of Melbourne. Megan is a member of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia and the Australasian Society of Genetic Counsellors.

 

Anna LeaverAnna Leaver

Associate Genetic Counsellor, has a Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University and a Masters in Genetic Counselling from The University of Melbourne.  She is a member of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia and the Australasian Society of Genetic Counsellors.  She also coordinates the Austin High Risk Management Clinic.

 

Stephanie Kearton

Associate Genetic Counsellor, has a Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours from RMIT University, and a Master of Genetic Counselling from the University of Melbourne. Stephanie is a member of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia and the Australasian Society of Genetic Counsellors.

 

Giulia ValenteGiulia Valente

Associate Genetic Counsellor, has a Bachelor of Biomedicine majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and a Master of Genetic Counselling from the University of Melbourne. Giulia is a member of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia and the Australasian Society of Genetic Counsellors. Giulia is also responsible for the coordination and counselling of patients recruited for whole-exome sequencing through the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance.

 

Chris_temporary.jpgChris Butler

Associate Genetic Counsellor, has a PhD in Zoology and a Masters in Genetic Counselling  from The University of Melbourne.  He is a member of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia and the Australasian Society of Genetic Counsellors

 

Olivia ElkingtonOlivia Elkington

Administrative Assistant, has a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts (Global) from Monash University. She is currently undertaking an Honours project looking at family history verification in Genetic Counselling.

 

Sharon EvansSharon Evans

Administrative Assistant, has over 20 years experience working at Austin Health and joined Clinical Genetics in 2014.

 

Jen FerraiuoloJen Ferraiuolo

Administrative Assistant, joined Clinical Genetics in January 2016 and has over 20 years administrative experience working in a wide variety of sectors, both in Melbourne and London.

 

Vanessa TateVanessa Tate

Data Manager, has worked in a variety of data administration roles including many years in community health.  She joined Austin Genetics in 2014.