Registered Genetic Counsellor, Genomics Education Programme and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Amanda Pichini completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics and Biochemistry at Western University in 2011, and her Master of Science in Genetic Counselling at the University of Toronto in 2013. She has previously worked as a laboratory-based genetic counsellor in Canada, supporting clinicians regarding genetic testing options and results. Since moving to England in 2014, Amanda has been working with the Bristol Regional Clinical Genetics Service, providing genetic counselling to patients and families with a wide range of conditions. Amanda was the Lead Genomics Practitioner for the West of England Genomic Medicine Centre, which facilitated enrolment of patients to the national 100,000 Genomes Project. She is currently working with Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme, providing subject matter expertise to develop competency frameworks and resources to support healthcare professionals that will be involved in requesting genomic testing. Amanda supports trainees with clinical rotations and research projects, and is passionate about educating healthcare professionals to support the integration of genomic medicine into mainstream healthcare.