Dr Amy Hunter
Senior Research Manager
Main Areas of Work are:
Supervising Genetic Alliance UK's role in the RAPID project
- RAPID - Reliable Accurate Prenatal non-Invasive Diagnosis is an NIHR funded programme which aims to improve the quality of NHS prenatal diagnostic services. Genetic Alliance UK's participation will ensure that the views and needs of parents and patients are properly accounted for well before this new technology reaches the clinic.
- The project will evaluate early non-invasive prenatal diagnosis (NIPD) based on cell free fetal (cff) DNA and RNA extracted from maternal plasma. The project will confirm laboaratory standards, evaluate cost effectiveness, determine parents and health professional views and needs, consider the wider social and ethical issues and develop an education plan for health professionals and the public.
Supervising Genetic Alliance UK's role in Family Risks, Common Cancers and People from Minority Ethnic Groups
- The project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund Research Programme and will be led by Genetic Alliance UK in partnership with the Division of Primary Care at the University of Nottingham.
- Through this project we aim to identify why people from minority ethnic groups with a significant family history of cancer are less likely to access clinical genetics services than the mainstream UK population. We also aim to inform the development of interventions that will improve access to clinical genetics services for people from minority ethnic groups.
- Contributing to Genetic Alliance UK policy development
NB Amy works part-time, usually on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.