Brisbane genetic counselling and Telehealth
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 team of professionals
Dr Di Milnes
BMBS (Hons) DCh GradCertBEth FRACP
Dr Di Milnes has broad qualifications and experience in both paediatric and adult medicine, including prenatal clinical genetics. A qualified clinical geneticist, Dr Milnes holds a public consultant position with Queensland Health’s statewide clinical genetic service. She is experienced in counselling across preconception, prenatal, paediatric, adolescent and adult clinical genetics, including cancer genetics. With formal qualifications in Bioethics, Dr Milnes has a strong focus on ensuring ethical principles are incorporated into patient centred practice, delivering quality care when you need it, regardless of where you live.
Pauline is a Human Genetics Society of Australasia Certified Genetic Counsellor. Pauline established Australia’s first Metabolic Nurse Co-ordinator role at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne before moving to Sydney where she established the first Familial Cancer Clinic at the Prince of Wales Hospital. She has worked for Queensland Health since 1995 in a public genetic counsellor position. As the Senior Prenatal Genetic Counsellor, she has been responsible for the provision of prenatal and fetal medicine genetic counselling services for Queensland since this time. In 2013 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to explore the provision of counselling support for women accessing emerging pre-natal testing technologies.
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.
What we do best
Genetic Counselling Brisbane:
298 Gilchrist Avenue
Herston QLD 4006
Appointments including telehealth:
P: 07 3088 6983
F: 07 3014 0186
M-F: 9am – 5pm
Sat: By appointment only
Urgent appointments available