Dr Helen Wright’s goal is to enhance genomics in healthcare, specifically nursing and midwifery.  Dr Wright is an experienced academic and teaches into the undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programs.  She has a clinical background in nursing and genetic counselling.  Her PhD focused on genomics in nursing practice in Australia.  She has a particular interest and expertise in the clinical application of genomics and aims to improve the knowledge and application of genomics by nurses and midwives.

Dr Wright is a member of several professional genomics and nursing organisations:

International Society of Nurses in Genetics

Human Genetics Society of Australasia

Australian Society of Genetic Counsellors

Australian College of Nursing 

Dr Wright is research active in the field of genomics and is available to supervise Higher Degree Research students who are interested in genomics in healthcare.

  • NS2219: Health Equity and Policy (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2005 - Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence in Genetic Counselling

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Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre Limited - Research Seed Grants

Using portable long-read sequencing to diagnose Chronic Kidney Disease in regional North QLD Using portable long-read sequencing to diagnose Chronic Kidney Disease in regional North Using portable long-read sequencing to diagnose Chronic Kidney Disease

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$50,000 over 2 years
This project addresses the early diagnosis of genetic predispositions for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), which poses an increasing burden on the North Queensland population and unequally affects the Indigenous Australian peoples. We will develop a mobile diagnostic pipeline that allows a rapid and cost-efficient screening for genetic CKD predispositions and circulating biomarkers using a targeted, DNA/RNA long-read sequencing approach.
Ulf Schmitz, Andrew Mallett, Matt Field, Paul Horwood, Helen Wright, Chirag Patel, Ira Cooke and Ben Lundie (College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, College of Medicine & Dentistry, College of Healthcare Sciences, Queensland Clinical Genetics Service and Pathology Queensland)
long-read sequencing; Nanopore; Chronic Kidney Disease; Genetic Testing; targeted sequencing; transcriptomic complexity

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