Academic Rank:
Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC
Cytogenetics Laboratory, VGH
Vancouver General Hospital
Short Bio:

I became intrigued by genetics at an early age and have sustained a lifelong interest in clinical cytogenetics and especially its application to oncology. Educated in England, the PhD in Medicine and post-doctoral research were both in the field of cancer cytogenetics and my research interest continues to be elucidating the cancer genome.

While in Canada I have directed, or co-directed, clinical cytogenetic laboratories for 17 years across 3 provinces, was awarded Fellowship of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists and served as a national examiner. I have previously held faculty positions at two Canadian universities and one in Singapore.

I enjoy teaching and am thrilled to be able to do so at UBC. Beautiful BC is a wonderful place to be for someone who loves gardening, nature and outdoors as much as I do. Can’t understand why the three grown kids want to stay in the prairies!

Academic background

  • Fellow of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (Cytogenetics) 2004
  • PhD, Medicine, Manchester University, U.K. 1984
  • BA Biology (Hons.) York University, U.K. (Specializing in Genetics) 1977

Research Interest

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics