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Alison Kay

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ali is primarily investigating perspectives on genetics and genomics for recurrence risk prediction. She has been awarded a grant (co-investigator) to continue this research (NIHR Research for Patient Benefit) from  September 2024. Ali is also a research fellow (JRF) in the Centre for Personalised Medicine, Oxford.

With a multi-disciplinary background in research, teaching and patient support and with postgraduate training in psychology, genetic counselling and history (social science approaches), Ali is able to combine approaches and interests. The findings of her investigation into experiences of adoptees with recreational DNA testing services for family history and health (e.g. Ancestry and 23&Me) are available in the Journal of Community Genetics (2023).

Doctorate (DPhil): Nuffield College Oxford (2003; Economic and Social Research Council studentship)

MSc: Cardiff University (2021); University of Central Lancashire (2018); The LSE (1996)

Professional memberships:

Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors (AGNC); British Psychological Society (BPS)


Centre for Personalised Medicine (CPM); Royal Historical Society; Royal Society of Arts (RSA)