Specialist areas:

  • Informed decision making for all ages
  • Leadership and leadership mentoring
  • Service development and delivery
  • Multi-stakeholder engagement

I believe passionately in curiosity, active listening and a short path to doing stuff using a supportive ‘ask, do, review, ask again’ approach. For me, the most successful way to achieve high quality, safe, meaningful responses to need is to deliver change through a relational framework that is built on kind, compassionate, authentic conversations in which the opinions of all involved have equal value.

As a consultant medical geneticist for more than 20 years, I have been privileged to work in many diverse arenas, often completely unrelated to my clinical role, with responsibility for high impact service delivery and service change at local, Wales and UK levels. I was director of the All Wales Medical Genetics Service for 10 years. Recently, I have retired from 8 years as Director of Mental Health Services for Cardiff and Vale UHB and 20 years as a professional advisor to Antenatal Screening Wales and the UK Foetal, Maternal and Child Health Committee. I now work as the consultant clinical genetics lead for the newly developed All Wales Psychiatric Genetic Service.