Angela Burgess
Co-Director Education and Engagement

Angela has led the education and engagement activity within Wales Gene Park since its inception in 2002. With a background in science education, Angela and her team work to share knowledge of genetics and genomics as widely as possible and engage with and involve patients to inform and influence genomic research.

Dr. Rhian Morgan
Senior Education and Engagement Officer
Rhian’s background is in biomedical research and she has worked in academic, industrial, and clinical settings. Additionally, she has worked with individuals and families affected by genetic conditions. She is the Education and Engagement Officer for Wales Gene Park where she helps deliver a busy and varied programme of genetics and genomics-related activities to the public, schools and colleges, health professionals, and patients and families.
Emma Hughes
Policy and Engagement Manager for Wales
Emma also leads patient and public involvement in research for Wales Gene Park as well as being the Policy and Engagement Manager for Genetic Alliance UK's work in Wales. Emma's work includes policy, public affairs, communications, and organising events to generate and communicate a patient and family viewpoint on policy and practice relating to the development of genetics and genomics in healthcare in Wales.
Rhys Vaughan
Project Officer
Rhys is a trained Genetic Counsellor who played a key part in recruiting patients into the 100,000 Genomes Project in both London and Wales. Rhys' work centres on developing the Genomics Partnership Wales’ Genomics Showcase communicating and educating patients, professionals and the public about advances in genomics and their implication to healthcare.
Nina Lazarou
Education Assistant

Nina provides administrative assistance for the Education and Engagement programme.