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Chriselle Hickerton
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Chriselle currently lives in Melbourne. After many years of working in the disability field in various capacities she decided she was looking for something different. A return to study ignited an interest in genetics and genetic counselling. She completed a Masters in Genetic Counselling at The University of Melbourne in 2007 and has worked in research at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute since, as a research assistant and research genetic counsellor. Chriselle is also a Tutor at The University of Melbourne for the undergraduate subject "Genetics, Health and Society". Her work has included: exploring the 'lived experience' and impact of genetic conditions and genetic testing, especially in prenatal and carrier screening settings; recruiting families for studies aimed at reducing the 'diagnostic odyssey' and improving genetic testing methods; and in understanding the societal impact of new genomic technologies.
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