Our People

Wales Gene Park brings together expertise in genetics and genomics research, cutting-edge technology and, education and engagement.

Our people are at the core of Wales Gene Park. Meet the team!

Management and Governance

  • Dr. Andrew Fry – Director
  • Dr. Karen Reed – Co-Director and Operations Manager
  • Angela Burgess – Co-Director and Education and Engagement Project Manager
  • Prof. Kerina Jones –  SAIL Data Integration Lead
  • Dr. Hywel Williams –  Impact Lead
  • Prof. Andy Tee –  Commercial Lead
  • Emma Hughes – Public Involvement Lead
  • Prof. Nick Allen – Genome Editing Lead

Work Package 1 – Genomics for Research

Genomic Editing Facility

  • Prof. Nick Allen – Genome Editing Lead
  • Bridget Allen – Genome Editing Research Manager

Genomics Facility and Applied Bioinformatics Group

  • Dr. Karen Reed – Co-Director and Operations Manager
  • Shelley Rundle – Genomics Facility Manager
  • Dr. Vikki Humphreys – Research Technician
  • Rob Maddison – Research Technician
  • Dr. Kevin Ashelford – Data Strategy and IT Infrastructure Lead (GPW funded)
  • Dr. Peter Giles – Bioinformatics Manager
  • Christian Files – Bioinformatician
  • TBA – Research Bioinformatician
  • TBA – SAIL Data Integration and Analysis

Work Package 2 – Education and Engagement

Education and Engagement

  • Angela Burgess – Co-Director and Education and Engagement Project Manager
  • Dr. Rhian Morgan – Senior Education and Engagement Officer
  • Nina Lazarou – Education Assistant
  • Rhys Vaughan – Project Officer (GPW funded)

Patients and Families

  • Emma Hughes – Policy and Engagement Manager, Wales (Genetic Alliance UK)

Rare Disease Research

  • Laura Butlin – Data Manager