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Mary-Anne Young

Mary-Anne Young

Head of Clinical Engagement and Translational Platform

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.

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