“Don’t say you’re ‘just a nurse’ – it’s more than enough”
Heather Skirton, retiring Professor of Health Genetics at the University of Plymouth, writes on International Nurses Day about her journey through healthcare and her hope it can inspire nurses of the present and future
Identifying cancer links more quickly – genetics project wins European Health Award
The Gen-Equip Project, led by Professor Heather Skirton from the University of Plymouth, received the award at the 20th European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG)
Identifying cancer links more quickly – genetic education programme makes award shortlist
Gen-Equip, a University of Plymouth-led project helping primary care professionals spot signs of genetic conditions such as cancer and heart disease, has been nominated for the European Health Award.
Genomics and Genetics Group
University of Plymouth research group: Genomics and Genetics Group. From sequence to disease.
New genealogical databases to determine family cancer links could be rolled out further
Plymouth University news: The use of large family history databases to determine a person’s likelihood of developing cancer has been well received in a recent study – and further trials should be conducted to see if their use is possible elsewhere.
Applied health genetics
Plymouth University applied health genetics research. Our genetics research is wide-ranging with a focus on the delivery of effective healthcare services that meet the needs of the client group.
Parents who pass on genetic conditions are likely to opt for prenatal testing in future
Plymouth University news: Having a child with a severe genetic condition will heavily impact on a parents’ decision to have prenatal testing in future, according to a new study co-conducted by Professor Heather Skirton.
Conference explores impact of environmental agents on DNA
Plymouth University news: The 38th Annual Conference of UKEMS (the UK branch of the European Environmental Mutagen Society) is being staged at Plymouth University
Genetic healthcare reform has hallmarks of Plymouth’s DNA
Plymouth University research news: A case study from the Research Excellence Framework which looks at the University's work in introducing training and qualifications for those responsible for genetic healthcare counselling