Medical Advisory Board

Mary-Anne Young

Mary-Anne Young has over 30 years clinical experience encompassing nursing, family therapy and genetic counselling. As a clinician/researcher Mary-Anne’s research interests arise from her clinical practice and include novel models of genetic counselling and family communication with particular emphasis on translation of findings into clinical practice. Mary-Anne is the current President of Human Genetics Society of Australasia, representing genetics at national level.

Lucinda Salmon

Lucinda Salmon has over 13 years experience practising as a Genetic Counsellor in the area of Familial Cancer.  Lucinda’s has an interest in the support of families with genetic mutations causing hereditary cancer conditions. This interest has resulted in Lucinda leading innovative research, clinical programs and relationships with consumer organisations to deliver improved care, information and support resources for families with cancer genetic risk.


Professor Alex Boussioutas MBBS, PhD, FRACP

Prof Boussioutas is an academic gastroenterologist working in the field of gastrointestinal oncology with a particular interest in Gastric Cancer. He has an active research laboratory at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the University of Melbourne through the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Prof. Boussioutas’ research is focused on translational medicine with gastrointestinal programs spanning the entire GI tract. He is currently Associate Dean of Research and Research Training for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at University of Melbourne, Deputy Director of Gastroenterology at Royal Melbourne Hospital and Head of Gastroenterology at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He is Head of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk Management Clinic at the Familial Cancer Service of Peter Mac.

Professor Ingrid WINSHIP MBChB, MD (Human Genetics), FRACP, FACD.           

Professor Ingrid Winship is the Executive Director of Research for Melbourne Health and the Chair of Adult Clinical Genetics at The University of Melbourne. She has 30 years’ experience in Clinical Genetics. Initially establishing comprehensive genetic services in New Zealand, she now has a leading role in genetics for adults in Victoria. Her work includes gene discovery and clinical research, service development and translational research, developing new models of genetic services especially for adult patients with inherited predisposition to cancer. She is a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee, and served for 6 years until its completion on the NHMRC Human Genetic Advisory Committee.