Sarah provides genetic counselling to help patients to understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease. Sarah works in conjunction with a clinical geneticist to provide patients with optimal care.
Sarah’s main professional interest is in clinical genetics, particularly familial cancer. She also has experience in prenatal, paediatric and adult genetics. She currently works in the public healthcare sector as a genetic counsellor at Genetic Services of Western Australia (based at King Edward Memorial Hospital), and holds weekly clinics at WOMEN Centre.
After completing a Bachelor of Science with Honours at the University of Western Australia in 2003, Sarah worked in genetic research in Perth, and later in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Since completing postgraduate genetic counselling studies at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, in 2005, she has worked as genetic counsellor in Perth and Sydney, and gained invaluable experience through volunteer work at the University of Colorado’s Hereditary Cancer Clinic while living in the United States.
In Western Australia, genetic counselling has not been available through the private healthcare sector prior to the establishment of the clinic at WOMEN Centre. Sarah is very pleased to be able to work in both the public and private settings, providing genetic counselling to a diverse group of Western Australians.