Rhiannon Mellis

NIHR GOSH BRC Clinical Training Fellow

Rhiannon is a Clinical Training Fellow in Professor Lyn Chitty’s team at the NHS North Thames Genomic Laboratory Hub undertaking research for a PhD funded by the NIHR GOSH Biomedical Research Centre. The focus of her research is evaluating the implementation of rapid prenatal exome sequencing as a clinical diagnostic service within the English NHS.

Her project combines analysis of test outcomes, clinical pathway mapping and qualitative exploration of patient and professional perspectives to identify the benefits and challenges of implementing this new technology in a public healthcare system and the support needed for parents and health professionals. Rhiannon’s background is as a clinician in Paediatrics and after completing her doctoral studies she would like to train in Clinical Genetics.