Welsh Crucible 2012
Marion has a Genetics degree (Trinity College Dublin), and four years experience as management consultant with Accenture’s London office. Marion then trained as genetic counsellor, and completed a PhD in Social Science (Cambridge University), exploring psychosocial implications of predictive genetic testing. Marion followed this with 12 years as NHS genetic counsellor/research fellow, exploring outcome measurement in clinical genetics, and recently completed an MRC fellowship at The University of Manchester. Marion moved to Cardiff University in 2011 to co-direct the MSc in Genetic Counselling. Marion’s research focuses on developing and evaluating complex interventions in clinical genetics, with a special interest in patient empowerment, and involves interdisciplinary working with health economists, social scientists and clinicians. Marion is keen to explore patient empowerment as a measurable patient reported outcome in other chronic diseases, and how risk communication and organisational change theory can contribute to developing and implementing interventions in the NHS.
2016 Update: Marion continues her role as Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Medical Genetics at Cardiff University.