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Dr Helena  Carley  MBChB (Hons), BSc (Hons)

Clinical Training Fellow

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Dr Helena Carley is a Clinical Training Fellow at the University of Southampton, and a Specialist Registrar in Clinical Genetics at Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London.

Helena completed her undergraduate medical training at the University of Bristol, gaining an intercalated BSc in Physiology in 2008, and MBChB (Medicine) in 2010. She undertook Foundation Doctor training in the Kent Surrey Sussex Deanery, before spending a year working for the Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. She completed her Core Medical Training in the West Midlands and commenced specialty training in Clinical Genetics in 2016 at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, with subsequent posts at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In 2020, she undertook a 12-month Clinical Fellow post in Cancer Genetics at St George’s Hospital, and is the UK Cancer Genetics Group SpR Representative. 
Helena has a special interest in ethical issues arising from genetic practice and is currently taking time out of her clinical training to work with the CELS group. She is particularly interested in fostering situated ethical decision-making in clinical practice. 

Appointments held

Research interests

Helena has an interest in fostering situated ethical decision-making in clinical practice, with a particular relevance to Clinical Genetics and Genomics. She is particularly interested in understanding how ethical issues in genetics arising in mainstream (non-genetic) specialties are managed. She is also interested in ethical issues surrounding the application of emerging genomic frameworks and technologies. 

Research group

Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education

Affiliate research group

Clinical Ethics and Law at Southampton (CELS)

Dr Helena Carley
Faculty of Medicine, Room AB215, Mailpoint 801, South Academic Block, University Hospital Southampton, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD
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