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The following senior staff are currently working in the Department of Clinical Genetics:

Professor Andrew Green, DCG Director and Consultant Clinical Geneticist
Professor Green is a clinical geneticist and director of the Department of Clinical Genetics since 1997 and is Professor of Medical Genetics at University College Dublin. His medical degree is from University College Dublin and his PhD is from Cambridge University, where he completed his clinical genetics training, and held a consultant / university lecturer post. He has been a qualified specialist in clinical genetics since 1995.

He is a full time clinical geneticist, seeing families affected by or at risk of genetic disease. He also has numerous research interests, including the genetics of tuberous sclerosis, the genetics of autism, and the implementation of new genetic testing into clinical service.  He has been a PI on the international autism genome project. He is an author on over 130 scientific papers, including publications in the journals Science and Nature.

He has a longstanding interest in medical ethics and genetics, and is chair of the Irish National Advisory Committee on Bioethics, the OLCHC ethics committee (Research) and of the UCD research ethics committee. He has also been a member of the Irish Council for Bioethics, the Commission for Assisted Human Reproduction and numerous local and national bioethics committees.

David Barton, Chief Scientist Molecular Genetics
Having trained in Trinity College Dublin, and The Queen’s University of Belfast, David Barton carried out medical genetics research at Yale University and Cambridge University before setting up the NHS molecular genetics diagnostic laboratory in Cambridge, UK. He returned to Dublin to set up the current Molecular Genetics laboratory in 1995. 

Prof. Barton has been involved in work to monitor and improve the quality of genetic testing for many years, working with UK NEQAS, the European Molecular Genetics Quality Network EMQN (which he now chairs), the OECD, WHO and EuroGentest. He co-ordinated the EU CRMGEN project, developing certified reference materials for genetic testing. In EuroGentest he continued to work on reference materials development and also has responsibility for examining the role and impact of IVD regulation in genetic testing.

David Barton has published over 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals.  Research interests include the genetics of vesicoureteral reflux, male infertility and the development of novel DNA diagnostic devices.

Prof Barton is a member of the ESHG’s Genetics Services Quality Committee, Chair of the Irish Molecular Diagnostics Network, member of the Medical Devices Advisory Board at the Irish Health Protection and Regulatory Authority and a Board Member of Rare Disease Ireland (formerly the Genetic and Rare Diseases Association). 

  • Dr Willie Reardon, Consultant Clinical Geneticist

  • Dr Sally Ann Lynch, Consultant Clinical Geneticist

  • Dr Lisa Bradley, Consultant Clinical Geneticist

  • David Betts, Chief Scientist Cytogenetics

  • Christine Brady, Quality Manager

  • Adam Dunlop, Deputy Quality Manager

  • Aileen Butler, Principal Clinical Scientist Molecular Genetics

  • Shirley McQuaid, Principal Clinical Scientist Molecular Genetics

  • Jennifer McDaid, Principal Clinical Scientist Cytogenetics

  • Dr Alana Ward, Principal Genetic Counsellor