Brisbane genetic counselling and Telehealth

about us

Our team of experienced healthcare professionals are committed to ensuring you receive up to date, expert advice across all areas of clinical genetics in easy to understand language wherever, and whenever you may need it in your life. We are passionate about delivering knowledge and care to assist you in making an informed choice about your or your family’s healthcare, in all stages of life, from preconception carrier screening to prenatal testing, paediatric genetics, cancer risk assessment and other adult non-cancer genetic conditions.  We have a strong focus on offering genetic counselling via telehealth to ensure that specialist genetic advice is delivered into regional and rural areas of Australia.

our Consultants

Our team of professionals

Dr Di Milnes

Clinical Geneticist

BMBS (Hons) DCh GradCertBEth FRACP

Dr Di Milnes is a clinical geneticist, a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a member of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia.  She holds a public Staff Specialist position with Queensland Health, delivering a statewide clinical genetic service to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, the Queensland Children’s Hospital and regional hospitals across the state.  Dr Milnes is experienced in all aspects of clinical genetics including preconception carrier screening, pregnancy, children, adolescence, adult subspecialty genetics and cancer genetics.  A regular presenter at national and international scientific meeetings, Dr Milnes also holds a   qualification in Bioethics from the University of Sydney.  Dr Milnes has a strong focus on ensuring ethical principles are incorporated into patient centred practice and through the provision of regular telehealth consultations, is committed to ensuring equitable access for all Australians.

Lauren Hunt

Senior Genetic Counsellor

Lauren holds a Fellowship with the Human Genetics Society of Australasia as a Certified Genetic Counsellor. Lauren has over 10 years clinical experience, in an array of different medical specialties including prenatal, paediatric, cardiac and cancer.  During her career, Lauren has worked in adult and children’s hospitals including the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney, and the Queensland Children’s Hospital. Lauren holds a Senior Genetic Counsellor position at Queensland Health and is an Associate Lecturer with the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Queensland. Lauren also contributes regularly to research, with over 10 publications in peer reviewed journals, with two as the lead investigator and author. In addition to Lauren’s clinical work, she served on the executive committee of the Australasian Society of Genetic Counsellors from 2012-2016, and is the co-editor for the Australasian genetic counsellor newsletter.

Ebony richardson

Genetic Counsellor

Ebony is an Associate Genetic Counsellor and board-eligible member of the Australasian Society of Genetic Counsellors and the Human Genetics Society of Australasia. Her first role after completing the Master of Genetic Counselling in 2015 was in private prenatal practice, sparking an on-going passion for reproductive carrier screening, family planning and prenatal testing options. She has also worked as an Associate Genetic Counsellor and Variant Interpretation Scientist in a commercial whole genome sequencing laboratory and has an interest in the application of genomic technologies for the diagnosis of rare disease. She has a strong research interest and is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Technology Sydney.

services

What we do best

reproductive genetics

We offer preconception carrier screening for couples interested in understanding their own chance of having a child with a serious genetic condition. We provide genetic counselling for screening and testing in pregnancy.

clinical genetics

We work with children and adults with a suspected genetic condition to provide information around diagnosis, management and risk assessment of relatives.

familial cancer genes

We offer specialist genetic counselling for individuals and families concerned about cancer or family history of cancer.

Telehealth

We use a specialised telehealth platform to videoconference to your home or GP medical centre.

 

contact us

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Genetic Counselling Brisbane:

Herston Health

298 Gilchrist Avenue

Herston QLD 4006

Appointments including telehealth:

P: 07 3088 6983

F: 07 3014 0186

E: admin@genesaustralia.com.au

Genes Australia:

M-F: 9am – 5pm

Sat: By appointment only

Urgent appointments available