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The Centre for Genetics Education

The Centre for Genetics Education is a NSW state-wide education service dedicated to preparing health professionals who are non-genetics trained with the skills and knowledge to manage the impact of genetic and genomic technologies on their practice.

Based at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, the Centre's educational activities aim to promote appropriate and equitable access to genetic services for the people of New South Wales.

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Royal North Shore Hospital Community Health Centre
Level 5, 2c Herbert Street
St Leonards NSW 2065
Telephone +61 (0) 2 9462 9599
Facsimile +61 (0) 2 9906 7529

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Meet the team...

Kate Dunlop

Kate Dunlop:  Director

Kate is the Director of the Centre for Genetics Education. She has worked in education in the health setting for over 20 years and has wide experience in program management, resource development and educating health professionals as well as students, patients and the community generally.

Her particular interests include familial cancer, public health genetics including family health history, screening and evaluation, and communication skills training.

Kate has a BAppSc(Nurs), DipEd(Adult) and a MPH(USYD), and is  a Clinical Lecturer, Sydney Medical School- Northern, University of Sydney.

Mona Saleh

Mona Saleh: Program Leader/Senior Genetic Counsellor

Mona initially trained as a scientist and then became interested in genetic counselling. She completed her Human Genetics Society of Australasia Fellowship in genetic counselling in 2000. As a genetic counsellor, Mona worked with individuals and families in a variety of settings including prenatal, adult onset conditions and paediatric genetics.

Together with genetic counselling, Mona's love of education led to her current role at The Centre. Mona has provided education to undergraduates, post graduates, professionals and community groups and enjoys communicating about genetic health to all audiences.

Her research interests include communication and the impact genetics can have on individuals from all walks of life. She completed her Doctoral Thesis at UNSW on the topic of Cancer, Culture and Genetics.

Gabrielle Williams

Gabrielle Williams:  Program Leader in Public Health Genetics

After an undergraduate degree in science majoring in genetics, Gabrielle worked in cytogenetics then moved into molecular genetics via a PhD at the Australian National University.  Afterwards she worked in diagnostic molecular genetics at the John Hunter Hospital and then in molecular genetics research at the University of NSW.

She later opted for a career shuffle and took a research position in a clinical epidemiological group at The Children's Hospital at Westmead.  During that time she completed a Masters in Public Health focusing on epidemiological research methods and applied those skills to research in the area of screening and diagnostic test evaluation.  In 2013 an opportunity arose to combine genetics, epidemiology and her previously informal teaching arrangements in a role at the Centre for Genetics Education.

Gabrielle works three days a week in the Centre focusing on education in the area of public health genetics while continuing her research position at the Children's Hospital at Westmead and School of Public Health at the University of Sydney

Erinna Martin

Erinna Martin: Project Officer

Erinna received a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Science majoring in Pathology from Charles Sturt University and has worked as a scientist in cytogenetics at The Canberra Hospital until starting at the Centre this year.

She has recently begun studying her Masters in Genetic Counselling at the University of Sydney, which she is completing while working at the Centre. Erinna has a passion for genetics and enjoys the education aspect her role at the Centre brings.

Vicki Reid

Vicki Reid: Office Manager


Vicki has worked as the Office Manager in the Centre for many years managing general administration, triaging telephone and online enquiries, maintaining the database and resources, providing executive assistance and keeping the website details up to date. She has provided administrative support to the Centre, the community and health professionals through many changes in genetic technologies and education, and in the Centre itself. Vicki has completed training in both Administration and Social Welfare.


Last updated: Jul 28, 2014