Currently, Assistant Professor at United Arab Emirates University.
” One of the questions I have as I am designing a Masters in Genetic Counseling program now: what did Genetic Counselors wish they had learnt earlier on in their careers?” – Dr Mona Saleh
Welcome all to Interview no 4 with Mona Saleh, Genetic Counselor from Australasia.
Mona trained as a scientist before turning her interest to genetic counselling. She completed her Human Genetics Society of Australasia Fellowship in genetic counselling in 2000. As a genetic counselor, she has worked with individuals and families in a variety of settings including prenatal, adult onset conditions and pediatric genetics.
Mona has successfully combined her love of genetic counselling and education to work as the Program Leader and Senior Genetic Counselor for NSW Health and the University of Sydney. She has provided education to undergraduates, post graduates, professionals and community groups.
Her research interests include communication and the impact genetics can have on individuals from all walks of life. She completed her Doctoral Thesis at UNSW (University of New South Wales) on the topic of Cancer, Culture and Genetics. She currently works as an Assistant Professor at United Arab Emirates University.