The Research Team

The Western Australian Carrier Screening Research Study is a joint collaboration between:


  • The University of Western Australia
  • Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
  • Department of the Diagnostic Genomics Laboratory, Pathwest Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Busselton Population Medical Research Institute
  • Genetic Services of Western Australia

Steering Committee

Member Organisation
Professor Nigel Laing AO Neurogenetic Diseases Laboratory Head, The University of Western Australia, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
Professor John Beilby Head of Department of the Diagnostic Genomics Laboratory, Pathwest Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Dr Nicholas Pachter Director, Genetic Services of Western Australia, King Edward Memorial Hospital
Dr Gina Ravenscroft The University of Western Australia, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
Dr Karen Carpenter Senior Medical Scientist-in-Charge​, Department of the Diagnostic Genomics Laboratory, Pathwest Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Dr Mark Davis Senior Medical Scientist​, Department of the Diagnostic Genomics Laboratory, Pathwest Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Ms Karen Harrop Senior Genetic Counsellor, Genetic Services of Western Australia, King Edward Memorial Hospital
Ms Sarah Nataraja Associate Genetic Counsellor, Genetic Services of Western Australia, King Edward Memorial Hospital
Ms Samantha Edwards Study Genetic Counsellor, The University of Western Australia, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
Ms Georgie Hollingsworth Study Genetic Counsellor, The University of Western Australia, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
Mr Royston Ong PhD student, The University of Western Australia, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research


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