Senior Team

Clinical Director – To be appointed

Clinical Service Lead/Director: Dr Mary O’Driscoll

Consultant in Clinical Genetics Specialist interest: Neurogenetics

PA contact: Kerys Grainger

Divisional Director of Operations – Medicine Mr Matt Train

General Manager West Midlands Regional Genetics Service -Mr Paul Caldwell

Operational Manager: Ms Claire White

Admin Managers: Ms Holly Tuite and Ms Jessica Michelson

Consultant Clinical Geneticists

Dr Helen Brittain

Consultant in Clinical Genetics - special interest: Paediatric Developmental Disorders and Genomics. Part-time secondment to Genomics England Limited as a Senior Clinical Fellow in Rare Disease Genomics.

PA contact: Luke Hatton

 

Dr Trevor Cole

Consultant in Clinical Genetics - special interest: Retinoblastoma

PA contact: Annakay Henry-Miller

 

Dr Nicola Cooper

Deputy Clinical Lead-Education Lead

Consultant in Clinical Genetics - special interest: Neurogenetics

PA contact: Shirlie Clarke

 

Dr Helen Cox

Consultant in Clinical Genetics - special interest: in Cardiology

PA contact: Sanam Ali

 

Dr Sam Doyle

Consultant in Clinical Genetic s -special interest: Prenatal Genetics

PA contact: Shirlie Clarke

 

Dr Rachel Hart

Consultant in Clinical Genetics, Rare Disease Liaison Lead - special interest: Adult and Paediatric Cancers and Endocrinology

PA contact: Natalie Preece

 

Dr Rebecca Igbokwe

Consultant in Clinical Genetics – special interest: Endocrinology and Paraganglioma

PA contact: Annakay Henry-Miller

 

Dr Joanna Jarvis

Consultant in Clinical Genetics - special interest: Renal and Deafness

PA contact: Vivienne Tsimbli

 

Dr Derek Lim

Consultant in Clinical Genetics, NIHR Genetics Clinical Research Specialty Lead for West Midlands CRN - special interest: Birt-Hogg-Dube Syndrome & Imprinting disorders

PA contact : Sanam Ali

 

Dr Jenny Morton

Consultant in Clinical Genetics - special interests:  Dysmorphology, Developmental Disorders, Craniofacial Malformations, Dermatogenetics, Preimplantation Genetic Yesting

PA contact: Toni Cooper

 

Dr Swati Naik

Consultant in Clinical Genetics - special interest: Developmental Disorders, Paediatric Genetics (Rapid Exome Sequencing Service, R14 Service Lead for West Midlands)

PA contact: Vivienne Tsimbli

 

Dr Kai Ren Ong

Deputy Clinical Lead, Cancer Lead

Consultant in Clinical Genetics - special interest: Cancer, Gorlin Syndrome            

PA contact: Natalie Preece

 

Dr Deborah Osio

Deputy Clinical Lead, Clinical Governance and Audit Lead

Consultant in Clinical Genetics - special interest: Rare Vascular Diseases, Hereditable Thoracic Aortic Diseases; Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT); multiple Cerebral Cavernous Malformations (CCMs)

PA contact: Luke Hatton

 

Dr Corinna Powell

Consultant in Clinical Genetics

PA contact: Viki Daly

 

Professor Nicky Ragge

Consultant in Clinical Genetics, Professor in Medical Genetics (Oxford Brookes University),  - special interest: Eye Genetics, Neurofibromatosis Types 1 and 2, Research – Lead Scientist for Developmental Eye Genetics Research Programme. 

Email address: nragge@brookes.ac.uk; research coordinator dbax@brookes.ac.uk

Telephone 01865 484413 (Covid contact number: 07907 584358)

PA contact:  Annakay Henry-Miller

 

Dr Saba Sharif

Consultant in Clinical Genetics - special interest: Cancer, Cardiac (aortopathies), Neurofibromatosis and related disorders (NF1/NF2/Schwannomatosis)

PA contact: Natalie Preece

 

Dr Suresh Somarathi

Consultant in Clinical Genetics - special interest: Paediatric Developmental Disorders, Cardiology

PA contact: Kerys Grainger

 

Dr Hannah Titheradge

Consultant in Clinical Genetics - special interest: Auto-Inflammatory and Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders

PA contact: Vivinne Tsimbli

 

Dr Julie Vogt

Consultant in Clinical Genetics - special interest: Paediatric Neurometabolic / Neuromuscular Disorders and Arthrogryposis

PA contact: Annakay Henry-Miller

 

Dr Denise Williams

Consultant in Clinical Genetics - special interests: Eyes; Foetal medicine, Rare Diabetes; Paediatric Genetics          

PA contact: Toni Cooper

 

There are also 7 registrars employed within Clinical Genetics

Genetic Counsellors

Consultant Genetic Counsellors

Laura Boyes

Lead Genetic Counsellor

 

Anna Considine

Consultant Genetic Counsellor

Special Interests: Cancer Genetics

 

Peter Marks

Consultant Genetic Counsellor

Special Interests: Mainstreaming, Endocrine Genetics

 

Philippa Preece

Consultant Genetic Counsellor

Special Interests: Pre-Implantation Genetic Technology (PGT)

 

Principal Genetic Counsellors

Claire Dolling

Principal Genetic Counsellor

Specialist Interests: Neurogenetics

 

Claire Kulke

Principal Genetic Counsellor

Special Interests:  Fetal Genomics Group, Neurogenetics

 

Fiona Beecroft

Principal Genetic Counsellor  

Special Interests: Immunology Genetics

 

Frances Lane

Principal Genetic Counsellor

Special Interests: Inherited Cardiac Conditions

 

Gayle Vincent

Principal Genetic Counsellor

Special Interests:  Pre-Implantation Genetic Technology (PGT)

 

Julie Hewitt

Principal Genetic Counsellor

Special Interests: Deafness, Prenatal Genetics

 

Marie O’Donnell

Principal Genetic Counsellor

Special Interests: Aortopathies

 

Phil Leonard

Principal Genetic Counsellor

Special Interests: Cancer Genetics

 

Genetic Counsellors & Specialist Nurses

Antoniya Ruseva

Genetic Counsellor 

Special Interests: Eye Genetics

 

Asfa Ahmad

Genetic Counsellor

Special Interests: Consanguinity

 

Carolyn Smyth

Neurofibromatosis Specialist Advisor

Special Interests: Neurofibromatosis

 

Chris Platt

Genetic Counsellor

Special Interests:  Neurogenetics

 

David Walker

Genetic Counsellor

Special Interests: Inherited Cardiac Conditions

 

Emma Rees

Genetic Counsellor

Special Interests: Eye Genetics

 

Edel Robinson

Genetic Practitioner

Special Interests: Haemoglobinopathies

 

Katrina Merrifield

Genetic Counsellor

Special Interests: Neurogenetics

 

Janet Hunt

Haemoglobinopathies Screening Nurse Practitioner

Special Interests:  Sickle Cell Disease, Rare Haemoglobinopathies, Antenatal and Newborn Screening

 

Jo Curtis

Genetic Counsellor

Special Interests: Cancer Genetics, Differences in Sexual Development

 

Katherine Aitchison

Genetic Counsellor

Special Interests: Metabolic Genetics

 

Lucy Burgess

Genetic Counsellor

Special Interests: Familial Paragangliomas

 

Megan Dancer

Genetic Counsellor

 

Melanie Murrell

Neurofibromatosis Specialist Advisor

Special Interests: Neurofibromatosis

 

Natalie Warrington

Genetic Counsellor

 

Nezzy Evans

Genetic Counsellor

 

Rachel Price-Tate

Genetic Counsellor

 

Shagufta Khan

Genetic Counsellor

Special Interests: Metabolic/Neurometabolic Genetics

 

Sonia Ward

Genetic Counsellor

 

Sue Carless

Genetic Counsellor

 

Tom Austin

Genetic Counsellor

Special Interests: Paediatric Renal Genetics

 

Tricia Heaton (PhD)

Genetic Counsellor

Special Interests: Cancer Genetics

Admin Team

Team Leaders 

Eleanor Carley

Hannah Holloway
 

Senior Administrators/PAs

Evanthia Tsimbili

Sanam Ali

Natalie Preece

Shirlie Clarke

Annakay Henry-Miller

Kerys Grainger

Toni Cooper-Finn

Victoria Daly

Lucy Lancashire

 

Team Administrators

Sharon Reeves

Fiona Wilks

Leanne Insley

Donna Brien

Ayesha Bashir

Rani Rayat

Gary Johal

Kiran Chumber

 

Clinical Information Co-ordinator

Malgorzata Baig

 

Admin Assistants

Chloe Paton

Rabia Sultan

Aisha Parveen

Rita Roosfeld-Korm