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Qualifications

PhD, BSc Hons, RGN, Dip N, Cert. Counselling, SFHEA, FRCN


About

Education is central to public and professional understanding of genetics and raising the profile of genetics in the education of health professionals has been an important goal for Maggie since she started her academic career in 1992. Prior to this Maggie practised in the coronary care setting, having made a career move to nursing from the field of mammalian genetics. From 2004 – 2012, following the successful collaborative bid to establish the NHS National Genetics Education & Development Centre, Maggie undertook an additional role as Lead professional specialist for Nursing. At the University of South Wales, Maggie is leader of the Centre for Research & Innovation in Care Sciences and the Genomics Policy Unit (GPU). The GPU was established in 1996 to explore the impact of advances in new genetic technologies on healthcare, assessing the implications for professionals and public alike. Maggie was honoured to be elected as President of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics 2013-2014, only the 2nd non-U.S. nurse to take up this role in ISONG’s 25 year history.

Main Teaching Areas

Genomics, Research.


Responsibilities

Chair of FRPC
Co-chair, Faculty Professoriate
Member of Faculty Executive

Publications

Details are maintained on our GPU Web pages


Memberships

  • Association of Genetics Nurses and Counsellors
  • British Society for Genomic Medicine
  • International Society of Nurses in Genetics
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Fellow of the RCN
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


External

Past President, International Society of Nurses in Genetics.


Consultancy

Details are maintained on our GPU Web pages


Research

Research Interests

Professional education issues and genetics/genomics.
Professional engagement in genetics
Consensus development approaches
Using stories to promote empathy
Evaluation of new initiatives in healthcare

Current Research Activity

Professional education in genetics
Using stories to promote empathy
Evaluation of new initiatives in healthcare


Areas of Expertise

Genetics education, storytelling in education, consensus approaches

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