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Articles and reports

Detailed on this page are articles and reports that have been written by Centre staff

Journal articles from Centre


Li Wan Po, A. (2012) Self-monitoring of anticoagulation, Lancet 2012; 379(9828):Letter 1788-9; author reply 9 

Li-Wan-Po, A., Farndon, PA. and Foster, W. (2012) Case-example of translational medicine: Molecular targeting of basal-cell carcinoma with vismodegib,  J Clin Pharm Ther 2012

Li-Wan-Po, A. (2012) Pharmacogenetics and personalized medicine,  J Clin Pharm Ther 2012 Dec;37(6):617-9. doi: 10.1111/jcpt.12010. Epub 2012 Sep 27

Li-Wan-Po, A. (2012) Pertuzumab plus trastuzumab in metastatic breast cancer,  N Engl J Med. 2012 Apr 5;366(14):1348-9; author reply 1349-50. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1201462#SA2

Cooley, C. (2012) Make the connection, Nursing Standard, 2012: vol 26 no 29, p57

Instone, J., Cooley, C., Newton, R. and Bishop, M. (2012) Identifying pregnancies at risk of MCADD - Advice for midwives, British Journal of Midwifery, 20 (2): 83-87.

P Farndon, (2012) Genetics in primary care: Revised curriculum statement 3.02.  RCGP 



Li-Wan-Po, A., Farndon, PA. (2011) Barking up the wrong genome--we are not aloneJ Clin Pharm Ther. 2011 Apr;36(2):125-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2710.2010.01240.x. Epub 2011 Jan 16

Li-Wan-Po, A., Farndon, PA., Kobayashi, S., Mitsudomi, T. and Potter, VA. (2011) The Pharmacogenetic Rescue of Side-Lined Anticancer Drugs to the Front-Line: Gefitinib as a Case ExampleAnn Pharmacother. 2011 Feb 8

Li-Wan-Po, A., Loeys, B., Farndon, PA., Latham, D. and Bradley, C. (2011) Preventing the aortic complications of Marfan syndrome: a case-example of translational genomic medicineBr J Clin Pharmacol. 2011 Jul;72(1):6-17. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2125.2011.03929.x. Review

Cooley, C. (2011) Genetics and its relevance to palliative nursing practice International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 17 (11): 524-528.

Instone, J., Cooley, C., Newton, R. and Bishop, M. (2011) Identifying MCADD risk in the antenatal period: tips for healthcare professionals, Nursing Times Net, 20 (2): 83-87.

Kirk, M., Tonkin, E., Skirton, H., McDonald, K., Cope, B. and Morgan, R. (2011) Storytellers as partners in developing a genetics education resource for health professionals Nurse Education Today, in press.

Burke, SE., Barker, C. and Marshall, D. (2011) Developing education tailored to clinical roles: Genetics education for haemophilia nurses Nurse Education Today, 32 (1): 52-56.

Kirk, M., Calzone, K., Arimori, N, and Tonkin, E (2011) Genetics-genomics competencies and nursing regulation, J Nurs Scholarsh. 2011 Jun;43(2):107-16. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2011.01388.x. Epub 2011 Apr 1.

Tonkin, E., Calzone, K., Jenkins, J., Lea, D. and Prows, C. (2011) Genomic Education Resources for Nursing Faculty, J Nurs Scholarsh 2011 Dec;43(4):330-340. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2011.01415.x. Epub 2011 Oct 28.

Williams, JK., Prows, CA., Conley, YP., Eggert, J., Kirk, M. and Nichols, F. (2011) Strategies to prepare faculty to integrate genomics into nursing education programs,  J Nurs Scholarsh 2011 Sep;43(3):231-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2011.01401.x. Epub 2011 Jul 18.



Bishop, M., Newton, R. and Farndon, PA. (2010) Genetics in family health care: putting it into action Journal of Family Health Care, 20 (5): 155-157.

Eades, S., Bishop, M., Newton, R. and Farndon, PA. (2010) Genetics: what's it got to do with family health care? Journal of Family Health Care, 20 (2): 42-44.

Bennett, C., Burke, SE., Burton, H. and Farndon, PA. (2010) A toolkit for incorporating genetics into mainstream medical services: Learning from service development pilots in England BMC Health Serv Res, May 14;10:125.

Li-Wan-Po, A., Girard, T., Farndon, PA., Cooley, C. and Lithgow, J. (2010) Pharmacogenetics of CYP2C19: functional and clinical implications of a new variant CYP2C19*17 Br J Clin Pharmacol, Mar;69(3):222-30.

 Li-Wan-Po, A., Farndon, PA., Craddock, C. and Griffiths, M. (2010) Integrating pharmacogenetics and therapeutic drug monitoring: optimal dosing of imatinib as a case-example Eur J Clin Pharmacol. Apr;66(4):369-74.

Skirton, H., Lewis, C., Kent, A. and Coviello, DA. and Members of Eurogentest Unit 6 and ESHG Education Committee (2010) Genetic education and the challenge of genomic medicine: development of core competences to support preparation of health professionals in Europe,  Eur J Hum Genet. 2010 Sep;18(9):972-7. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2010.64. Epub 2010 May 5.



Burke, SE., Martyn, M., Stone, A., Bennett, C., Thomas, H. and Farndon, PA. (2009) Developing a curriculum statement based on clinical practice: "Genetics in Primary Care". British Journal of General Practice, 59, 559: 99.

Burke, SE., Martyn, M., Thomas, H. and Farndon, PA. (2009) The development of core learning outcomes relevant to clinical practice: identifying priority areas for genetics education for non-genetics specialist registrars. Clinical Medicine, 9: 49-52.

Li-Wan-Po, A., Farndon, PA. and Palmer, N. (2009) Maximizing the value of drug stockpiles for pandemic influenza. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Oct;15(10):1686-7.

Li-Wan-Po, A., Farndon, PA., Cooley, C. and Lithgow, J. (2009) When Is a Genetic Test Suitable for Prime Time? Predicting the Risk of Prostate Cancer as a Case-Example. Public Health Genomics. 2009 283: 537-538.

Li-Wan-Po, A.,  (2009) How genomic scans can help predict altered drug response or disease. Pharmaceutical Journal 2009; 283: 537-538.


Cooley, C. (2008). Communicating genetics within primary care practice. InnovAiT, 1: 575 - 578.

Farndon, PA. (2008). Taking and recording a genetic family history. InnovAiT, 1: 554 - 560.

Farndon, PA. (2008). Genetics in primary care practice? InnovAiT, 1: 540 - 543.

Farndon, PA. (2008). Recognizing the common patterns of inheritance in families. InnovAiT, 1: 561 - 574.

Simon, C. and Farndon, PA. (2008). What causes genetic disorders? InnovAiT, 1: 544 - 553.

Kirk, M., Tonkin, E. and Burke, SE. (2008) Engaging nurses in genetics: the strategic approach of the NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 17, 2: 180-188.

Farndon, P. and Bennett, C. (2008) Genetics education for health professionals: strategies and outcomes from a national initiative in the UK, J Gen Coun 2008;17:161-9.



Bennett, C., Burton, H. and Farndon, PA. (2007) Competences, education and support for new roles in cancer genetics services: outcomes from the cancer genetics pilot projects. Fam Cancer. 2007;6(2):171-80.

Kirk, M., Tonkin, E. and Birmingham, K. (2007) Working with publishers: a novel approach to ascertaining practitioners' needs in genetics education. Journal of Research in Nursing 12(6):597-615.

Kirk, M., Tonkin, E. and McDonald, M. (2007) Genetics and the Primary Care Nurse. Practice Nurse, 34(8): 28-31.

Metcalfe, A., Haydon, J., Bennett, C. and Farndon, PA. (2007) Midwives' views of the importance of genetics and their confidence with genetic activities in clinical practice: implications for the delivery of genetics education. J Clin Nurs. 2007 Jun 30 [Epub ahead of print].

Newton, R., Burke, SE., Bennett, C., Whelan, K., Burton, H. and Farndon, PA. (2007) Dietitians' views of the importance of genetics to dietetic practice: the impact of education. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 20(4): 364.

Tonkin, E. and Kirk, M. (2007) Genetics - your nursing role. Primary Health Care, 17(8):15-18.



Burke, SE. and Kirk, M. (2006) Genetics Education in the Nursing Professions: a literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 54 (2): 228-237.

Burke, SE., Stone, A., Bedward, J., Thomas, H. and Farndon, PA. (2006) A 'neglected part of the curriculum' or 'of limited use'? Views on genetics training by nongenetics medical trainees and implications for delivery. Genetics in Medicine, 8 (2): 109-115.

Kirk, M. and Tonkin, E. (2006) Genetics Education for Nursing Professional Groups: Survey of practice and needs of UK educators in delivering a genetics competence framework. University of Glamorgan, 1-84054-147-4.

Kirk, M., Tonkin, E. and Barr, O. (2006) Genetics and learning disability practice: is it part of your role? Learning Disability Practice, 9(7):33-38.

Kirk, M., Tonkin, E. and De, D. (2006) Genetics in Emergency Care. Emergency Nurse, 14(5):12-16.

Kirk, M., Tonkin, E. and Gaff, C. (2006) Primary care nursing and genetics: it isn't part of your role?is it? Primary Health Care, 16(7):34-38.

Kirk, M., Tonkin, E. and Marshall, D. (2006) Genetics and paediatric nursing. Paediatric Nursing, 18(7)34-36.

Kirk, M., Tonkin, E. and Patch, C. (2006) Genetics: is it part of your role? Nursing Older People, 18(8):22-26.

Kirk, M., Tonkin, E. and Platt, K. (2006) Genetics is it part of your role? Cancer Nursing Practice, 5(7):20-24.

Kirk, M., Tonkin, E., Skirton, H. and Carberry, A. (2006) Genetics in mental health nursing: is it part of your role? Mental Health Practice, 10(1):15-20.

Newton, R. and Farndon, PA. (2006) Genetics here and now: a place in dietetic practice? Dietetics Today, 41(8): 32-34.




Reports from Centre


Burton, H,. Cole, T. and Farndon, PA. (2012) Genomics in Medicine: delivering genomics through clinical practice, PHG Foundation ISBN 978-1-907-10-6



Genetics/Genomics in Nursing and Midwifery. Task and Finish Group Report to the Nursing and Midwifery Professional Advisory Board (Chair Maggie Kirk) 2011



Burke, SE. (2008) Telling Stories, Understanding Real Life Genetics Educators' perceptions of relevance and usefulness: Preliminary Report

Newton, R. Farndon, P. (2008) Genetics in A level GCE Biology and International Baccalaureate Biology Courses: the foundation to a genetics education continuum An overview for the teachers of health professional undergraduates. NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre, Birmingham ISBN 978-0-9556680-4-3

Department of Health/Scientific Development & Bioethics Division. (2008) Our inheritance, our future Realising the potential of genetics in the NHS Progress Review. Department of Health/Scientific Development & Bioethics Division, London


Burke, S., Bennett, C., Bedward, J. and Farndon, P. (2007) The experiences and preferences of people receiving genetic information from healthcare professionals. Birmingham: NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre. ISBN 978-0-9556680-0-5

Farndon P, Martyn M, Stone A, Burke, S and Bennet C. (2007) Genetics in Primary Care. Royal College of General Practitioners, Curriculum Statement 6

Newton R, Li Wan Po A, Bennett C, Farndon P. (2007) How will pharmacogenetics impact on pharmacy practice? Pharmacists' views and educational priorities. Birmingham, ISBN 978-0-9556680-1-2

NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre. (2007) Enhancing patient care by integrating genetics in clinical practice. UK Workforce Competences for Genetics in Clinical Practice for Non-Genetics Healthcare staff. NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre, Birmingham

NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre. (2007) A Competence Framework for General Practitioners with a Special Interest in Genetics. NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre, Birmingham ISBN: 978-0-9556680-2-9



Pre 2006


Burke, S., Bedward, J., Thomas, H. and Farndon, PA. (2005) Genetic Education for non-genetics SpRs: a needs analysis. Birmingham: University of Birmingham

Burke, S., Stone, A., Martyn, M., Thomas, H. and Farndon, P. (2005) Genetic Education for GP Registrars. Birmingham: University of Birmingham

Kirk, M., McDonald, K., Longley, M. and Anstey, S. (2003) Fit for Practice in the Genetics Era: A competence based education framework for nurses, midwives and health visitors. Final Report to Department of Health. University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd ISBN 1-84054-104-0