Post-doctoral researcher in Consumer Genetics, Maastricht University
Kelly joined the department of Complex Genetics in 2014 to do her doctoral research in the field of consumer genetic testing. During this project she contributed to both research and business development, the latter resulting in establishment of the company MyBasePair. In September 2018 she completed this project and successfully defended her thesis.
She now works as post-doctoral researcher in the same field, mainly focusing on the education of health professionals engaging in consumer genetic testing, as well as ongoing research in the field of health and sport related genetic testing.
Training the Healthcare Professional of the Future: The Pepreco Project
Genetic profiling has been identified as a major growth area in healthcare. PEPRECO will develop training for a new kind of professional, called a Personalised Prevention Counsellor, a health coach who can help clients with decisions involved in commercial preventive genetic testing.
Kelly's talk with Learnovate's Janet Benson will cover the scope of the project and the innovation methodologies we used to ensure the needs of our learners are being addressed through the PEPRECO course.