Congratulations to Dr Christopher Gyngell
Congratulations to Dr Christopher Gyngell on his successful grant in the MRFF Genomics Futures scheme. The grant will establish a Centre for Ethics of Paediatric Genomics at MCRI. Honorary Paediatrics staff members Julian Savuelscvu and Zornitza Stark are also investigators on the grant.
This project will generate new knowledge about the ethical, legal and social implications of rapid genomic sequencing (RGS) in critically ill children. It will use both qualitative and quantitative research methods to improve understanding of the impact of RGS on patients, families, clinicians and health systems. It will apply ethical and legal principles to analyse key issues raised by RGS and develop evidence-based advice and guidelines to improve policy and practice.
It will also establish a Centre for Ethics of Paediatric Genomics which will bring together national and international thought leaders in the field across ethical, legal, economical and clinical dimensions to further research and policy in the field of genomic medicine.