Dr Tara ClancyConsultant Genetic Counsellor and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medical Genetics
Qualifications: BSc, Diploma in Counselling, MA, PhD
Registration: Genetic Counsellor Voluntary Register, GCRB 190
Professional bodies: Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors; British Society for Genetic Medicine; Cancer Genetics Group; European Society of Human Genetics, UK Fetal Genomics Group
Role: Consultant Genetic Counsellor and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medical Genetics
Contact: Tel: +44 161 276 6322; Fax +44 161 276 6145
Dr Clancy trained in Manchester and joined the department in 1990. Her main clinical and research interests are cancer genetics and ethical, legal and psychosocial issues in genetics. Tara organises and facilitates cancer genetics training for medical and non-medical genetic counsellors and for professionals and students in other clinical specialities. She is also an HTA accredited Independent Assessor for living organ donation. She is on the programme committee for the MSc in Clinical Science (Genomic Counselling), teaches on the MSc in Genomic Medicine and is an MSc and PhD research supervisor. Tara is a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and is on the Steering Group of the UK’s Genethics Club and the Steering group of the UK Fetal Genomics Group. She is past Chair of a University of Manchester’s Research Ethics Committee and of the European Meeting on Psychosocial Aspects of Genetics (EMPAG).
Clinics: Cancer genetics and urgent referral clinics at Saint Mary’s Hospital; risk reducing breast surgery multidisciplinary clinics at Wythenshawe Hospital.