Dr Michelle Peter

Social Scientist

Dr Michelle Peter is an experienced researcher and has not long joined the North Thames Genomic team that is evaluating the implementation of the new fetal exome sequencing service (EXPRESS). Though her research background is in children’s early language development (she completed her PhD in Psychology at the University of Liverpool, and then went on to work on the largest-scale longitudinal study of children’s language development in the UK), she has always been interested in maternal and fetal care, having worked clinically in this setting prior to her career in research.  

Despite being new to the field of genomics, she has discovered a particular interest – understanding the barriers and facilitators to prenatal genetic testing for minority ethnic groups – and hopes that in her role as a Social Scientist, she will have the opportunity to further develop her knowledge about this area.