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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Genetics

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Our team

To contact individual members of our team, please use the department's telephone number or email address on our 'Contact us' page:


  • Dr Debbie Shears
    NHS Consultant (Lead Clinician)
    Special interests: dysmorphology; skeletal dysplasias; disorders of sex development
  • Dr Edward Blair
    NHS Consultant
    Special interests: cardiac genetics; Marfan syndrome; lead for 100,000 Genomes Project
  • Dr Jenny Carmichael
    NHS Consultant (based in Northampton)
    Special interests: neurogenetics
  • Dr Deirdre Cilliers
    NHS Consultant
    Special interests: prenatal genetics; craniofacial
  • Dr Dorothy Halliday
    NHS Consultant
    Special interests: cancer genetics; VHL; NF2
  • Dr Usha Kini
    NHS Consultant
    Special interests: dysmorphology; brain malformations; cleft lip and palate; NF1
  • Dr Helen Linden
    Locum NHS Consultant - Banbury
  • Dr Andrea Nemeth
    NHS Consultant
    Special interests: Huntington disease; ataxia; neurogenetics
  • Dr Susan Price
    NHS Consultant (based in Northampton)
    Special interests: dysmorphology
  • Dr Joyce Solomons
    NHS Consultant
    Special interests: cancer; gynaecological cancers
  • Dr Helen Stewart
    NHS Consultant
    Special interests: dysmorphology; skin and eye genetics; immunology
  • Dr Lisa Walker
    NHS Consultant
    Special interests: cancer genetics; breast cancer; skin cancer

University Staff

  • Prof Andrew Wilkie (Honorary)
    Special interests: craniosynostosis
  • Prof Richard Gibbons (Honorary)
    Special interests: ATRX
  • Prof Ian Tomlinson (Honorary)
    Special interests: bowel cancer
  • Prof Joanna Poulton (Honorary)
    Special interests: mitochondrial genetics
  • Dr Cyril Chapman (Emeritus)
    Special interests: IT

Specialist Registrars

  • Dr Anna de Burca
  • Dr Lara Hawkes
  • Dr Henrietta Lefroy
  • Dr Mohamed Wafik (Locum)

Genetic Counsellors

  • Barbara Stayner (Lead Genetic Counsellor)
  • Gael Bretz
    Principal Genetic Counsellor
  • Sarah Durell
    Principal Genetic Counsellor (Northampton)
  • Jessica Myring
    Principal Genetic Counsellor
  • Peter Risby
    Principal Genetic Counsellor
  • Subhashini Balasingham
  • Elaine Butler (Northampton)
  • Nilotpal Chauhan
  • Smrithi Devaiah
  • Kathryn Hill
  • Sian Jenkins (Ophthalmology - John Radcliffe)
  • Jo Lowndes
  • Anna Michell (Cardiology - John Radcliffe)
  • Ruth Robertson
  • Sally North (STP Genomic Counselling)

Cancer Genetics Triage Team

  • Gill Higgs
    Lead Cancer Genetics Nurse
  • Wioletta Hurdha
    Administrative Assistant
  • Claudia McFarlane
    Triage Assistant

Research Team

  • Elena Hazzell
    Research Data Coordinator
  • Julie Phipps
    Lead Research Genetic Counsellor
  • Hellen Purnell
    Clinical Trials Administrator

100,000 Genomes Project Team

  • Raquel Freudenberger
    Project Support Officer