Dr Bob Ballantyne ([email protected])
Dr Gabriella Gazdagh ([email protected])
Dr Jennifer Patterson ([email protected])
Dr Sarah Wedderburn ([email protected])
Specialist Registrars usually remain with the department for the duration of their 4 year training programme or may rotate to other Scottish Clinical Genetics Centres
Ms Margaretha van Mourik - Consultant Genetic Counsellor ([email protected])
Ms van Mourik organises the West of Scotland Community Genetics and Haemoglobinopathy Service and plays a major role in counselling families affected by Fragile X syndrome and Familial Hypercholesterolaemia. She also provides support for patients with genetic conditions and their families including support for couples who have had terminations of pregnancy for genetic conditions.
Ms Nicola Bradshaw - Macmillan Principal Genetic Counsellor ([email protected])
Mr Mark Longmuir - Principal Genetic Counsellor ([email protected])
Ms Lesley Snadden - Principal Genetic Counsellor ([email protected])
Ms Catherine Watt - Principal Genetic Counsellor ([email protected])
Ms Sarah Gibson - Genetic Counsellor ([email protected])
Mrs Jennifer Gorrie - Genetic Counsellor ([email protected])
The cancer genetics service provides comprehensive genetic counselling to individuals with a family history and / or a personal history of cancer, This process involves constructing detailed and confirmed family histories, risk assessment, arranging screening and or genetic analysis/ testing where appropriate and providing ongoing support. The service also participates in various U.K and international research studies.
Mrs Wilma Stewart - Muscular Dystrophy ([email protected])
Family Support Nurses provide services for patients with particular genetic conditions and their families. They have extensive knowledge of the practical difficulties encountered by families with affected relatives and may be able to offer advice and assistance with problems which arise frequently. These can include arranging life insurance, respite care, giving advice on financial problems and referring patients' to other professionals and agencies. It is often necessary to act as an advocate on the patients behalf when dealing with these agencies or as a link person. Counselling, including pre- and post- bereavement and support is offered to the families' in their own homes and a visiting service is offered to check on individual families situation and their future needs.