Rachel is the Head of the Bristol Genetic diagnostic laboratory, and Operational Director of the South West Genomics Laboratory Hub. The accredited laboratory provides genetic diagnostic analyses for rare genetic disorders and oncology genomics, handling over 30,000 samples each year. Rachel is actively developing the lab’s portfolio of molecular assays for solid tumours in response to clinical demand, and working with clinical teams and pharma to determine the validity and utility of these markers.
Rachel has previously led on the CRUK’s Stratified Medicine Programme and been a grant holder for a number of stratified medicine clinical trials. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in Molecular Genetics, and the Lead Examiner for Molecular Pathology. She is currently the co-chair of the NHSE Cancer Test Directory Evaluation Group. She was awarded an MBE in 2017 for services to Genomics in Wales and the UK.