Anneke Lucassen
chair, British Society for Genetic Medicine; professor of clinical genetics, University of Southampton; consultant physician in genomic medicine, Wessex Clinical Genetics Service

Anneke Lucassen is chair of the British Society for Genetic Medicine, professor of clinical genetics within medicine at the University of Southampton, and a consultant physician in genomic medicine at the Wessex Clinical Genetics Service (based at Southampton’s Princess Anne Hospital).

Anneke combines clinical, molecular and ethico-legal expertise, to research rapid developments and effect improved delivery of genomic services to individuals and families. She leads the Clinical Ethics and Law research group in the University of Southampton’s Faculty of Medicine, she is a non-executive director of UK Biobank, and she is a member of Genomics England’s Ethics Advisory Committee. Previously, she was a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

Anneke has a visiting professorship in the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, from which a rolling programme of four-year joint PhD studentships has ensued. Together with Professor Bobbie Farsides (of Brighton and Sussex Medical School), she holds a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award to examine ethical issues in genomic medicine. Together with Professor Michael Parker (of the University of Oxford), she runs the Genethics Forum.

Follow Anneke on Twitter: @annekeluc


Sunday 3 November, 12:00 Auditorium 1
Health and genomics: what’s the score with polygenic scores?