Speakers Profile - Dr Kristine Barlow-Stewart

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Kristine Barlow-Stewart (BSc, PhD) is a Fellow of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia (Genetic Counselling), the first genetic counsellor in Australia (HGSA certified 1991) after leading the development of policy and training in this new field. She was the Foundation Director of the Centre for Genetics Education (CGE), a designated State-wide program of NSW Health 1989-2012, internationally recognized as a provider of genetics information for professionals and the community. She is a nationally and internationally recognised expert in the provision of information underpinning decision making and the societal and psychosocial impact of genetic counselling and testing. Kristine has a career total of 128 publications including 42 peer reviewed articles. In 2010 she proposed a two-year full-time Master of Genetic Counselling program to the University of Sydney, which was implemented in 2011 and was formally appointed the program’s Director (0.6FTE) 2012-2018. The program was internationally accredited and trained genetic counsellors to meet the needs of families faced with decisions regarding utilisation and impact of genomics technologies relevant to this proposal.

Kristine currently provides consultancy services in the area of genetic testing to individual's and health regions as well as continuing to be actively engaged in both academic and research roles with various universities and government bodies.