Jacqueline Turner has an honours degree in Genetics from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters qualification in Genetic Counselling from University of Manchester.
Jacqueline is registered with the Genetic Counsellor Registration Board in the UK. Registration is a safeguard for the public to ensure that genetic counselling is provided by a safe and competent practitioner.
Following completion of her Masters, Jacqueline worked for two years as a Cancer Genetic Counsellor at the Christie Hospital in Manchester before returning to Ireland in 1999.
From 1999-2016, she worked at the newly opened National Centre for Medical Genetics in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin seeing families with a wide range of genetic conditions including genetic retinal disease.
Since 2016 Jacqueline has been working in the National Rare Disease Office directly assisting people with a rare disease through the Rare Disease information line, working with patient support organisations, mapping centres of expertise in Ireland and other rare disease related work.
Jackie is a member of several national committees working to generate greater awareness and build supports for patients and families affected with a rare disease. Throughout her career Jacqueline has taken a special interest in educating both fellow professionals and the general public about genetics and her role as a genetic counsellor.
Jacqueline is delighted to have recently taken up the post of Genetic Counsellor for Genetic Retinal disease on a part-time basis in the Mater Hospital.