Dr Juliette Harris was awarded a PhD from Imperial College London in Human Genetics for her thesis on Gene Therapy for muscular disorders. On completion of her PhD she moved to the United States and qualified as a Genetic Counsellor from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and proceeded to practice in the Department of Neurology, Columbia University as both a researcher and a Genetic Counsellor in the field of Movement Disorders, specialising in Huntington’s disease.
Following a move back to the UK after the birth of her children, she moved into the field of Genetic Epidemiology at KCL. During this time she also worked for Jnetics on the development of the screening programme and as a volunteer. She was delighted to accept a role with the Jnetics team as the Jnetics Genetic Counsellor in September 2018 and has enjoyed meeting patients at the bi-monthly Jnetics clinic in Barnet as well as screening students in schools and Universities. She is available for talks to GPs in order to highlight the importance of the Jnetics screening programme for people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and to help promote this service.
Jnetics – A Screening Service for the Ashkenazi Jewish Population