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Dasani, Pooja - principal genetic counsellor, education and training


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Pooja Dasani


Area of expertise: cancer, general, genomics education and training

  • Biography

    Pooja has been practising for close to 10 years as a general and cancer genetic counsellor. She has extensive experience in cancer, general and prenatal genetics.

    She has expertise and holds a specialist interest in facilitating information transmission across cultural and language barriers. Additionally, Pooja has been involved in cancer and general genomics mainstreaming projects in her past roles.

    Pooja has worked at the West Midlands Regional Genetics service for over 9 years. She is an honorary lecturer at University of Birmingham and delivered aspects of the MSc in Genomic Medicine. She has a keen interest in genomics education, and facilitates training of health professionals nationally.

  • Education / training

    • MSc Genetic counselling, Cardiff University
    • BSc Medical genetics, University of Leicester
  • Specialist interests / clinical focus areas

    • Genomics education
    • Disorders of sexual development (DSD)
  • Awards

    2012 EMPAG poster prize awarded by the German Association for Psychosocial Aspects of Human Genetics (VPAH) for the best poster presentation on psychosocial aspects of genetics.

  • Research interests

    • Genomics education

    • Consanguinity and community genetics

  • Publications

    • Hughes, L., McKay Bounford, K., Webb, E., Dasani, P., Clokie, S., Chandran, H., McCarthy, L., Mohamed, Z., Kirk, J., Krone, N., Allen, S. and Cole, T. (2019). Next generation sequencing (NGS) to improve the diagnosis and management of patients with disorders of sex development (DSD). Endocrine Connections.