Tatiane completed her undergraduate degree at the Australian National University and a Master of Genetic Counselling at Griffith University. While studying for her master’s degree, Tatiane completed a placement at the National Institute of Health where she assisted in research evaluating the impact of genomic testing and completed training as a genetic counsellor. Her time at the National Institute of Health sparked a love for genetic counselling research and in 2015 Tatiane moved to Sydney to complete a PhD at UNSW Sydney. Recently, Tatiane completed her PhD thesis where she investigated the psychological and behavioural impact of returning breast cancer polygenic risk scores (PRS). During her PhD, she was awarded a NHMRC postgraduate scholarship, a National Breast Cancer Foundation scholarship and a Translational Cancer Research Network PhD top-up award. In 2019 Tatiane returned to Brisbane and is now a postdoctoral researcher at UQDI. She continues to conduct research to support the safe implementation of polygenic risk scores into clinical practice including assessing translation of melanoma PRS, evaluating and addressing health care professional training needs, and assessing outcomes associated with receiving this information. On top of her research, Tatiane also has a clinical role as genetic counsellor at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
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