Kati Paalosalo-Harris


Lead cancer family history nurse specialist


Kati has worked as a specialist family history nurse since 2010. Prior to joining the risk assessment team she worked for 14 years as a senior staff nurse in operating theatres in Guys' and St Thomas' Hospitals specialising in plastic surgery.

Education and training

  • MSc in Applied Health Studies – University of Plymouth 2016
  • PGDip in Genetic Healthcare – University Of Plymouth 2013
  • Diploma in Anaesthetic and Theatre Nursing – Tampere College of Nursing, Finland


  • Kati Paalosalo-Harris and Heather Skirton (2016) Mixed method systematic review: The relationship between breast cancer risk perception and health-protective behaviour in women with family history of breast cancer. Journal of Advanced Nursing. doi: 10.1111/.jan.13158
  • Kati Harris and Belinda Lötter (2014) Chapter 38: Experiences of managing cancer family history in primary care in Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer Care from Principles to Practice. Chris Jacobs, Lorraine Robinson, and Patricia Webb (eds). doi: 10.1093/med/9780199672844.001.0001
  • Kati Harris and Belinda Lötter (2012) Focus on patients with a family history of cancer. Cancer Nursing Practice, 11 (8): 14-19.

Last updated: March 2022

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