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About DISCERN genetics

The DISCERN Genetics Project Team

Sasha Shepperd
Research Scientist in Evidence Synthesis, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford
Peter Rose
University Lecturer, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford
Vivian Grainge
Research Officer, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford
Deborah Charnock
Health Education Consultant & Co-Founder & Co- Director of Kendra Development, Sandwich, Kent
Anneke Lucassen
Consultant, Wessex Clinical Genetics Service

The following were members of the DISCERN Genetics Steering Group:

Sasha Shepperd
Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford
Peter Rose
Department of Primary Care, University of Oxford
Vivian Grainge
Department of Primary Care, University of Oxford
Sandy Oliver
Reader in Public Policy, Institute of Education, University of London
Peter Farndon
Professor, NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre
Mike Parker
Professor of Bioethics and Director, The Ethox Centre, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford
Helen Bedford
Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London
David Eliman
Community child health, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Alastair Kent
Director, Genetic Interest Group, Unit 4D, Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London N1 3QP

Appraisers of information produced for the public on genetic screening and testing:

Valerie Armstrong
Registered Midwife, MSc Clinical Ultrasound, Regional Antenatal Screening Coordinator, Government Office of the South East, Guildford, Surrey
Virginia Beckett
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Elizabeth Bureau
Support Worker for Adults with a Disability in Adult Education, has a genetic condition and is the parent of children with a genetic condition
Susan Crawford
Specialist Nurse Haemaglobinopathy, Ladywood Community Health Centre, Birmingham
Stuart Crook
lay member
Karen Ford
Independent specialist in health research and policy
Anneke Lucassen DPhil FRCP
Consultant, Wessex Clinical Genetics Service
Alan Mannering
lay member, a retired teacher, correspondent and sufferer of Genetic Haemochromatosis
Vivienne Parry
Writer and broadcaster
Nadeem Qureshi
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Division of Primary Care, University of Nottingham Ian Young, Professor of Clinical Genetics, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester

Plus contributions from an information provider for a leading cancer charity, a lay member with experience of a genetic condition, a genetic counselor and a medical ethicist.

The DISCERN Genetics Project was funded by the Wellcome Trust