Medical team

Alison is an Associate Genetic Counsellor at the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS). She is the team leader for genetic counselling for the VCGS screening programs: non-invasive prenatal testing, maternal serum screening and reproductive genetic carrier screening (for cystic fibrosis, fragile X syndrome and spinal muscular atrophy). Alison completed her genetic counselling training at the University of Melbourne before undertaking a PhD, also at the University of Melbourne. Alison's PhD research involved exploring attitudes to carrier screening for fragile X syndrome. She has worked in both research and clinical roles. Her current role involves: providing genetic counselling for people undergoing pre or early pregnancy screening through VCGS; working collaboratively with the laboratory teams to ensure effective service delivery of the screening programs; and research, education and training regarding these screening programs.