Mrs Lucy Jenkins

FRCPath – Rare Disease Laboratory Lead

Lucy Jenkins is Rare Disease Laboratory Lead and Consultant Clinical Scientist for the Rare & Inherited Disease Laboratory based at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. After graduating in Molecular Biology from Liverpool University, Lucy has worked as a clinical scientist since 1992, moving from the Yorkshire Regional DNA Laboratory in Leeds to Great Ormond Street in 2000 and obtaining Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2006. During her career, Lucy has developed a range of molecular genetic services and is now responsible for delivery of 11 out of the 16 NHSE specialist genomic services for the London North GLH. Translation of Next Generation Sequencing technologies into NHS diagnostic service with cell free fetal DNA analysis for non-invasive prenatal diagnosis (NIPD) are particular areas of focus for the laboratory. In a professional capacity, Lucy is an examiner for the Royal College of Pathologists and plays an active role in external quality assessment through EMQN and GENQA.