Mary-Anne Young has 40 years of clinical and research experience encompassing nursing, women’s healthcare and genetic counselling with advanced practitioner clinical expertise in genetic counselling. In 1997 she established the Familial Cancer Centre at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the largest familial cancer centre in Australia. In 2016 she joined the Garvan Institute of Medical Research where she is the Clinical Head of the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics (KCCG). Mary-Anne is also a clinical researcher. Her research arises from her interactions and knowledge of patients, specifically how to use research results to better inform clinic practice. Her primary focus is how best to notify research participants of germline genetic information and translating polygenic risk information into clinical practice. Other significant research undertaken has focused on psychosocial support for individuals at high risk of cancer. Mary-Anne was the first Australasian Genetic Counsellor to be appointed as the President of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia, representing human genetics at a national level.
- 2023Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics10.1016/j.gim.2023.100876
Development and evaluation of a novel educational program for providers on the use of polygenic risk scores.
- 2023Twin research and human genetics : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies10.1017/thg.2023.10
Human Genetics Society of Australasia Position Statement: Use of Polygenic Scores in Clinical Practice and Population Health.
- 2022Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics10.1016/j.gim.2022.09.008
Models of communication for polygenic scores and associated psychosocial and behavioral effects on recipients: A systematic review.
- 2022Frontiers in genetics10.3389/fgene.2022.919134
Attitudes of Australian dermatologists on the use of genetic testing: A cross-sectional survey with a focus on melanoma.
- 2022Journal of personalized medicine10.3390/jpm12071112
The Clinical and Psychosocial Outcomes for Women Who Received Unexpected Clinically Actionable Germline Information Identified through Research: An Exploratory Sequential Mixed-Methods Comparative Study.