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Staff Contacts

Consultant Clinical Geneticists


Dr Carol Gardiner (Lead Clinician for Clinical Genetics) ([email protected])
Dr Rosemarie Davidson (Lead Clinician for Cancer Genetics) ([email protected]
Dr Elaine Fletcher ([email protected])
Dr Shelagh Joss  ([email protected])  
Dr Esther Kinning ([email protected])
Dr Cheryl Longman (Neuromuscular genetics consultant) ([email protected])  
Dr Ruth McGowan ([email protected])
Prof Daniela Pilz ([email protected]
Prof Edward Tobias (Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant) ([email protected])  
Dr Margo Whiteford ([email protected]

  

Specialty Doctor

Dr Bob Ballantyne ([email protected])

 

Specialist Registrars

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

Genetic Counsellors

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 Somya Ellis - Genetic Counsellor ([email protected])
Ms Angela Iley  - Genetic Counsellor ([email protected])
Ms Nandini Somanathan - Genetic Counsellor ([email protected])

Ms Denise Oxnard - Genetic Counsellor (Cardiac Genetics) ([email protected])
Ms Oxnard provides the cardiac genetics service for the West of Scotland.

Cancer Genetic Counsellors

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.


Genetic Nurses

Mrs Diane Carroll - Genetic Epilepsy Nurse ([email protected])
Ms Alexis Duncan - Genetic Research Nurse ([email protected])
Ms Irene Parsons - Genetic Clinic Nurse ([email protected])

Family Support Nurses

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.