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The Clinical Genetics staff

Clinical, Nursing and Managerial Leads


Head of Service: Dr Pradeep Vasudevan

Telephone: 0116 258 5697  

General Manager for Clinical Genetics: Ms Dona Marshall

Telephone: 0116 258 5047  

Senior Genetic Counsellor: Ms Victoria Kiesel

Telephone: 0116 258 5697

Head of Cytogenetics Service: Mrs Lara Cresswell

Telephone 0116 258 5637   Email:lara.cresswell@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Cytogenetics Operational Manager: Mrs Jo Lowry

Telephone 0116 258 5637   Email:jo.lowry@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Head of Molecular Genetics: Dr Abid Sharif

Telephone: 0115 9691169 ext 55207  Email: abid.sharif@nuh.nhs.uk                        

Medical Staff

  • Dr Pradeep Vasudevan, Head of Clinical Service                                
  • Dr Julian Barwell, Consultant Cancer Geneticist                                 
  • Dr Huw Dorkins, Consultant Clinical Geneticist                                      
  • Prof Shirley Hodgson, Consultant Clinical Geneticist                        
  • Dr Emily Craft, Consultant Clinical geneticist          
  • Dr Corrina Powell, Specialist Registrar
  • Dr Neeta Lakhani, Specialist Registrar   
  • Dr Katie Johnson, Trust Grade Doctor                                 


Nursing / Allied health care staff / Genetic Counselling team  

  • Ms Victoria Kiesel, Senior Genetic Counsellor
  • Vanita Jivanji, Genetic Counsellor                           
  • Claire Curtis, Genetic Counsellor                            
  • Penny VanBesouw, Genetic Counsellor          
  • Beckie Kaemba, Genetic Counsellor     
  • Rosa Spencer-Tansley, Genetic Counsellor

Clinical Genetics Support Team

  • Mrs Hurama Salemahomed, GC Assistant                                             
  • Mrs Shushma Kotecha, Health care assistant                               


Admin/ Clerical      

  • Ms Allison Madill, Team Leader Genetics                                      
  • Mrs Nicola Backus, Project Support Officer
  • Mrs Marjorie Hopson, Medical Secretary                                           
  • Mrs Karla Woodhall, Clinic Co-ordinator                                          
  • Mrs Charlaine Winder, Clinic Co-ordinator 
  • Mrs Victoria Hunt, Clinic Co-ordinator  
  • Ms Pravina Kaylan, Clinic Co-ordinator                                                                                                
  • Mr Mark Dalby, Audit Clerk                                                           


There are also strong links across other specialties within University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

Useful links 

The FAP Gene Support Group 

Together Against Cancer 

Hereditary Breast Cancer

BME cancer communities 

Prost Aid 

Supporting Families with Cancer 

Clinical Genetics - YouTube channel

Developing a Shared Vision for Genomic Medicine Conference

For directions and details of how to find our hospitals, please click here.

Family History Formhttp://insitetogether.xuhl-tr.nhs.uk/Divisions/Corporate/CommunicationsandExternalRelations/Documents/Tom%20Jelley/Family%20history%20form%20booklet%20-%20WEB%20Version.pdf

Urgent Antenatal Referral to Clinical Genetics Department - http://insitetogether.xuhl-tr.nhs.uk/Divisions/Corporate/CommunicationsandExternalRelations/Documents/Tom%20Jelley/Clinical%20Genetics.pdf

Urgent Cancer Referral BRCA - http://insitetogether.xuhl-tr.nhs.uk/Divisions/Corporate/CommunicationsandExternalRelations/Documents/Tom%20Jelley/Urgent%20Cancer%20referral%20BRCA.pdf