Anna Middleton

associate director engagement and society, science communicator

London, GB

technology genetic counselling

Explores the social and ethical impact of genomics on people. Continually asking – how is society responding to genomic technology? Utilises both quantitative and qualitative research methods to gather empirical data on attitudes, beliefs and values about genomics. An enthusiastic communicator who thrives on stimulating discussion, motivating others and inspiring change. Produces outcomes that have a practical value, e.g. films that can be used in teaching and public engagement. Was subject matter expert on ethics for Health Education England’s training for all health professionals taking consent for the 100k Genomes Project. Was Genomics Ethics advisor for the Topol Review, commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health on the future of genomics, AI and robotics in the NHS. Experienced genetic counsellor who has co-written the core curriculum for genetic counselling training in the UK. Chair of the Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors in the UK and ROI (2018-2019); member of the 2019-2020 Biotechnology Council for the World Economic Forum.


Voices of Genetic Counsellors: So Much More Than Just a Test