Dr Emma Burkitt-WrightConsultant Clinical Geneticist
Qualifications: MBChB, MPhil, MRCP, PhD
Registration: GMC 6052885
Professional bodies: British Society for Genetic Medicine, European Society for Human Genetics and Membership of the Royal College of Physicians.
Dr Burkitt-Wright is also a member of the professional advisory boards of the International Costello Syndrome Support Group and the Noonan Syndrome Association.
Role: Consultant Clinical Geneticist
Contact: Tel +44 161 2976285
Dr Emma Burkitt-Wright graduated in medicine at the University of Liverpool in 2002. She undertook initial postgraduate training in medicine in Liverpool, gaining MRCP. After a year of paediatric experience, Dr Burkitt-Wright started her specialist training in Clinical Genetics in Manchester in 2006. During this period, she was awarded a Wellcome Trust fellowship to complete a PHD at the University of Manchester (2009-2013) and also spent time in a lab at the Spanish National Cancer Centre.
Dr Burkitt-Wright’s special interests lie predominantly in disorders of the Ras-MAPK pathway, including Neurofibromatosis Type I, Noonan syndrome and Costello and cardio-facio-cutaneous syndromes. It was the molecular basis and clinical phenotypes of these latter, rare, disorders that were the primary focus of her PHD.
She was appointed as a consultant clinical geneticist in the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine in 2015, working in a variety of areas of clinical genetics, including a joint clinic for patients with Ras-MAPK pathway disorders with Professor Bronwyn Kerr, clinics within the nationally commissioned highly specialised service for patients with complex neurofibromatosis type I, and also establishing a new multidisciplinary clinic for patients with Marfan syndrome and related disorders.