Dr Heather Skirton
Profiles

Dr Heather Skirton

Visiting Specialist

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)

Role

As Professor in Applied Health Genetics, my primary focus is research. I am currently leading the Gen-Equip project, funded via the Erasmusplus programme, to develop education in genetics for primary care practitioners across Europe. My input into learning and teaching activities is connected mainly with genetics, research methods and ethics. I am also active in improving professional competence in genetic healthcare in Europe and am the inaugural Chair of the European Board of Medical Genetics.

Qualifications

PhD in Health Psychology, University of Exeter, 2000.

MSc in Health Care, Professional Education, University of Exeter, 1996.

Diploma of Psychological Counselling, 1994.

PG Certificate in Health and Social Care Education, 2011.  

Professional qualifications:

Registered Genetic Counsellor, 2003

Qualified Midwife, 1980

Registered General Nurse, 1974.

 

I have been involved in clinical healthcare since 1971. My most recent clinical post was as Nurse Consultant in Genetics from 2000-2004. From 2000-2004 I was co-director of the MSC in genetic counselling at the University of Wales. I joined the University of Plymouth in 2004.  

Professional membership

1. European Board of Medical Genetics (inaugural Chair 2012- )

2. European Society for Human Genetics (Member of the Board)  
 
3. International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) (President 2005/06) 

4. British Society for Genetic Medicine  5. Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors  

6. Royal College of Nursing

 

Roles on external bodies

1. European Board of Mmedical Genetics, Inaugural Chair (2012- )

2. European Society for Human Genetics, Board member (2010- )
Co-chair of the European Genetic Nurses and Counsellors Ad Hoc Accreditation Committee (2007- 2012) 
Member of the Education Committee (2004-2009).
  
3.  International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) 
Co-Chair Conference Abstract Committee (2010- 2011)
President  (2005/06)
Chair of the Global Connections Committee (2001-2004).
Chair of the Awards and By-Laws Committees (2006/07)
Chair of the Nominations committee (2007/08).
Chair of the  2007 Conference Committee.

4. Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors (a constituent group of the British Society for Human Genetics) Chairman (1996-2000).

5. Member of the UK Genetic Counsellor Registration Board (2006-2012)

6, Genetic Counsellor Training Panel  Member (2005- 2012)

7. British Society for Human Genetics, Council Member (1997 - 2005).

8. UK Joint Committee on Medical Genetics, Chair of the Committee (2003-2006).

 

 

 

 

Teaching interests

Health genetics

Genetic counselling

Counselling skills

Healthcare ethics

Research methods, particularly qualitative.

Staff serving as external examiners

External examiner

13 PhD candidates: nine as External Examiner, four as internal examiner.
1 MPhil candidate (external)

External examiner for the MSc in Genetic Counselling, Cardiff University (2007-2010)  

Research interests

Quality of genetic counselling, particularly related to genetic testing.

Development of competence in genetics by health professionals.


Education in genetics for health professionals. 

Development of learning materials and training for genetics education of health professionals. 

Ethical issues and consent for non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).
  
Information needs of parents considering antenatal screening and the professionals offering that screening.  

Healthcare provision for people affected by genetic conditions and their families.

Other research

RECENT ACTIVITIES

  • I  was keynote speaker at the 30th anniversary international congress of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics (2016).

 

  • In 2015 I was awarded the Education Award by the European Society of Human Genetics.  This is awarded every three years for an excellent contribution to international genetics education.
     
  • In 2015 I was invited as guest speaker to the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the MSc in Genetic Counselling programme in Marseilles, France.

 

  • In 2015 I was asked to give evidence to the Medical Genetics Board of Belgium, which directly advises the Belgian government on matters relating to clinical genetics.

  • In 2014 I was the guest speaker at the National Rare Diseases Day symposium in Pecs, Hungary.

 

  • In 2012 I was invited by the European Society of Human Genetics to be the first Chair of the European Board of Medical Genetics.  This Board oversees the professional accreditation of medical specialists in genetics, clinical scientists and genetic nurses and counsellors.  

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

PhD - 8 succesful completions
MSc - 21 succesful supervisees

Grants & contracts

Recent grant-funded projects

Current

Gen-Equip:  Genetics education for primary care professionals. EU Erasmusplus project 2014-2017. 

RAPID: Reliable and accurate prenatal diagnosis study.  Funded by NIHR. 

CHIP-ME-  Citizen’s Health through public-private Initiatives: Public health, Market and Ethical perspectives.A European COST project. 

Developing Medical Genetics Education through Curriculum Reforms and Establishment of Postgraduate Training Programs (MedGenCRE): a European TEMPUS project.  

Recent 

EuroGentest2: EU &th Framework funded project to standardise and harmonise genetic testing in Europe.  Co-applicant and Work Package 7 leader.  http://www.eurogentest.org/

EuroGentest: EU 6th Framework funded project to standardise and harmonise genetic testing in Europe.  Part of project team for Unit 6 - Education.  http://www.eurogentest.org/

Eurogene: EC funded project to develop new techniques in provision of electronic educational materials on genetics.  http://www.eurogene.eu/

Midwives in Teaching study (MINT) - funded by NMC.

The use of games for teaching in the health professions.  Funded by Research Informed Teaching initiative.

Promoting informed choice: provision of appropriate information and support for parents making decisions about antenatal screening for fetal abnormality.  Jointly with Dr Owen Barr, University of Ulster.  Funded by Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.


HD Carer Survey
.  Funded by the University of Iowa.

Telling Stories:Understanding Real-Life Genetics.  Joint project with University of Glamorgan, funded by Wellcome Trust. People Award to establish a website to educate professionals, based on real stories  form families affected by genetic conditions. http://www.geneticseducation.nhs.uk/tellingstories/

Genetics: Screening, Choice and Rights
Literature review on antenatal screening choices, jointly with Dr Owen Barr, University of Ulster.  Funded by the Foundation for People with Learning Disability. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Tonkin ET, Skirton H & Kirk M 2018 'The first competency based framework in genetics/genomics specifically for midwifery education and practice' Nurse Education in Practice 33, 133-140 , DOI
Godino L, Turchetti D, Jackson L, Hennessy C & Skirton H 2018 'Presymptomatic genetic testing for hereditary cancer in young adults: a survey of young adults and parents' European Journal of Human Genetics 27, (2) 291-299 , DOI
Rance JC & Skirton H 2018 'An integrative review of factors that influence reproductive decisions in women with sickle cell disease' Journal of Community Genetics 10, (2) 161-169 , DOI
Stefansdottir V, Skirton H, Johannsson OT, Olafsdottir H, Olafsdottir GH, Tryggvadottir L & Jonsson JJ 2018 'Electronically ascertained extended pedigrees in breast cancer genetic counseling' Familial Cancer 18, (2) 153-160 , DOI
Jackson L, O’Connor A, Paneque M, Curtisova V, Lunt PW, Pourova RK, MacekJr M, Stefansdottir V, Turchetti D 2018 'Correction: The Gen-Equip Project: evaluation and impact of genetics e-learning resources for primary care in six European languages' Genetics in Medicine 21, (7) 1669-1669 , DOI
Jackson L, O’Connor A, Paneque M, Curtisova V, Lunt PW, Pourova RK, Macek M, Stefansdottir V, Turchetti D 2018 'The Gen-Equip Project: evaluation and impact of genetics e-learning resources for primary care in six European languages' Genetics in Medicine 21, (3) 718-726 , DOI
Peters J, Skirton H, Morgan J & Clark M 2018 'How do parents perceive and utilize knowledge of their infant’s mental health? A systematic review' Journal of Child Health Care PEARL
Skirton H 2018 'More than an information service: are counselling skills needed by genetics professionals in the genomic era?' European Journal of Human Genetics 26, (9) 1239-1240 , DOI
Benjamin CM, Thomas LH, Skirton H, Gustafson S, Coupe J, Patch C, Belk R, Tishkovskaya S, Calzone K 2018 'Interventions to improve patient access to and utilisation of genetic and genomic counselling services' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , DOI
Skirton H 2017 'Genetics and nursing: A whole new ball game or back to basics?' Nursing & Health Sciences 19, (4) 401-402 , DOI
Skirton H 2017 'The European Board of Medical Genetics: development of a professional registration system in Europe' European Journal of Human Genetics 25, (S2) S51-S52 , DOI
Godino L, Jackson L, Turchetti D, Hennessy C & Skirton H 2017 'Decision making and experiences of young adults undergoing presymptomatic genetic testing for familial cancer: A longitudinal grounded theory study' European Journal of Human Genetics 26, (1) 44-53 , DOI
Ali S, Skirton H, Clark MT & Donaldson C 2017 'Integrative review of cervical cancer screening in Western Asian and Middle Eastern Arab countries' Nursing and Health Sciences Author Site , DOI PEARL
Peeler S, Stedmon J, Chung MC & Skirton H 2017 'Women's experiences of living with postnatal PTSD' Midwifery 56, 70-78 , DOI
Borry P, Bentzen HB, Budin-Ljøsne I, Cornel MC, Howard HC, Feeney O, Jackson L, Mascalzoni D, Mendes Á 2017 'The challenges of the expanded availability of genomic information: an agenda-setting paper' Journal of Community Genetics 9, (2) 103-116 , DOI
Paneque M, Moldovan R, Cordier C, Serra-Juhé C, Feroce I, Pasalodos S, Haquet E, Lambert D, Bjørnevoll I 2017 'The perceived impact of the European registration system for genetic counsellors and nurses' European Journal of Human Genetics , DOI PEARL
Phipps J & Skirton H 2017 'Erratum to: A Qualitative Study to Explore the Views and Attitudes towards Prenatal Testing in Adults who Have Muenke Syndrome and their Partners' Journal of Genetic Counseling 26, (5) 1143-1143 , DOI
Phipps J & Skirton H 2017 'A Qualitative Study to Explore the Views and Attitudes towards Prenatal Testing in Adults Who Have Muenke Syndrome and their Partners' Journal of Genetic Counseling , DOI PEARL
Paneque M, Cornel MC, Curtisova V, Houwink E, Jackson L, Kent A, Lunt P, Macek M, Stefansdottir V 2017 'Implementing genetic education in primary care: the Gen-Equip programme' Journal of Community Genetics 8, (2) 147-150 , DOI PEARL
Paalosalo-Harris K & Skirton H 2016 'Mixed method systematic review: The relationship between breast cancer risk perception and health-protective behaviour in women with family history of breast cancer' Journal of advanced nursing PEARL
Seven M, Akyüz A, Eroglu K, Daack-Hirsch S & Skirton H 2016 'Women's knowledge and utilization of prenatal screening tests: A Turkish study' Journal of Clinical Nursing , DOI PEARL
Paneque M, Turchetti D, Jackson L, Lunt P, Houwink E & Skirton H 2016 'A systematic review of interventions to provide genetics education for primary care' BMC Family Practice 17, (1) , DOI PEARL
Stefansdottir V, Johannsson OT, Skirton H & Jonsson JJ 2016 'Counsellee’s experience of cancer genetic counselling with pedigrees that automatically incorporate genealogical and cancer database information' Journal of Community Genetics 7, (3) 229-235 , DOI PEARL
Lewis C, Hill M, Skirton H & Chitty LS 2016 'Development and validation of a measure of informed choice for women undergoing non-invasive prenatal testing for aneuploidy' European journal of human genetics : EJHG 24, (6) 809-816 PEARL
Murakami K, Turale S, Skirton H, Doris F, Tsujino K, Ito M & Kutsunugi S 2016 'Experiences regarding maternal age-specific risks and prenatal testing of women of advanced maternal age in Japan' Nursing & Health Sciences 18, (1) 8-14 , DOI PEARL
Pisnoli L, O'Connor A, Goldsmith L, Jackson L & Skirton H 2016 'Impact of fetal or child loss on parents' perceptions of non-invasive prenatal diagnosis for autosomal recessive conditions' MIDWIFERY 34, 105-110 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Hopper H & Skirton H 2016 'Factors influencing the sustainability of volunteer peer support for breast-feeding mothers within a hospital environment: An exploratory qualitative study' MIDWIFERY 32, 58-65 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Benjamin CM, Thomas LH, Skirton H, Gustafson S, Coupe J, Patch C, Belk R, Tishkovskaya S, Calzone K 2015 'Interventions to improve patient access to and utilisation of genetic and genomic counselling services' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , DOI
Janssens ACJW, Patch C & Skirton H 2015 'Predictive or not predictive: understanding the mixed messages from the patient's DNA sequence' Journal of Clinical Nursing 24, (23-24) 3730-3735 , DOI
Paneque M, Moldovan R, Cordier C, Serra-Juhé C, Feroce I, Lambert D, Bjørnevoll I & Skirton H 2015 'Development of a registration system for genetic counsellors and nurses in health-care services in Europe' European Journal of Human Genetics 24, (3) 312-314 , DOI PEARL
Ingvoldstad C, Seven M, Taris N, Cordier C, Paneque M & Skirton H 2015 'Components of genetic counsellor education: A systematic review of the peer-reviewed literature' Journal of community genetics 7, (2) 107-118 PEARL
Paneque M, Sequeiros J & Skirton H 2015 'Quality issues concerning genetic counselling for presymptomatic testing: a European Delphi study' Eur J Hum Genet 23, (11) 1468-1472 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Skirton H, Goldsmith L, Jackson L, Lewis C & Chitty LS 2015 'Non-invasive prenatal testing for aneuploidy: a systematic review of Internet advertising to potential users by commercial companies and private health providers' Prenatal Diagnosis 35, (12) 1167-1175 , DOI PEARL
Skirton H, Goldsmith L & Chitty LS 2015 'An easy test but a hard decision: ethical issues concerning non-invasive prenatal testing for autosomal recessive disorders' Eur J Hum Genet 23, (8) 1004-1009 Author Site , DOI
Godino L, Turchetti D, Jackson L, Hennessy C & Skirton H 2015 'Impact of presymptomatic genetic testing on young adults: a systematic review' EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS 24, (4) 496-503 Author Site , DOI PEARL
McAllister M, Moldovan R, Paneque M & Skirton H 2015 'The need to develop an evidence base for genetic counselling in Europe' EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS 24, (4) 504-505 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Goldsmith L & Skirton H 2015 'Research involving people with a learning disability – methodological challenges and ethical considerations' Journal of Research in Nursing 20, (6) 435-446 , DOI
Saiklang P & Skirton H 2015 'Quality of patient information leaflets for Down syndrome screening: A comparison between the UK and Thailand' Nursing & Health Sciences 17, (3) 313-322 , DOI PEARL
Delikurt T, Williamson GR, Anastasiadou V & Skirton H 2015 'A systematic review of factors that act as barriers to patient referral to genetic services' Eur J Hum Genet 23, (6) 739-745 Author Site , DOI
Clements A, Grose J & Skirton H 2015 'Experiences of UK patients with hepatitis C virus infection accessing phlebotomy: A qualitative analysis' Nurs Health Sci 17, (2) 214-222 Author Site , DOI
Severin F, Borry P, Cornel MC, Daniels N, Fellmann F, Victoria Hodgson S, Howard HC, John J, Kääriäinen H 2015 'Points to consider for prioritizing clinical genetic testing services: a European consensus process oriented at accountability for reasonableness' Eur J Hum Genet 23, (6) 729-735 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Pestoff R, Ingvoldstad C & Skirton H 2015 'Genetic counsellors in Sweden: their role and added value in the clinical setting' European Journal of Human Genetics 24, (3) 350-355 , DOI PEARL
Skirton H 2015 'Direct to consumer testing in reproductive contexts – should health professionals be concerned?' Life Sciences, Society and Policy 11, (1) , DOI PEARL
Skirton H, Cordier C, Ingvoldstad C, Taris N & Benjamin C 2015 'The role of the genetic counsellor: a systematic review of research evidence' Eur J Hum Genet 23, (4) 452-458 Author Site , DOI
Seven M, Akyüz A, Elbüken B, Skirton H & Öztürk H 2015 'Nurses' knowledge and educational needs regarding genetics' Nurse Educ Today 35, (3) 444-449 Author Site , DOI
Cunningham J, Goldsmith L & Skirton H 2015 'The evidence base regarding the experiences of and attitudes to preimplantation genetic diagnosis in prospective parents' Midwifery 31, (2) 288-296 Author Site , DOI
Paneque M, Mendes Á, Guimarães L, Sequeiros J & Skirton H 2014 'Genetics Health Professionals’ Views on Quality of Genetic Counseling Service Provision for Presymptomatic Testing in Late-Onset Neurological Diseases in Portugal: Core Components, Specific Challenges and the Need for Assessment Tools' Journal of Genetic Counseling 24, (4) 616-625 , DOI PEARL
Blakely G, Hennessy C, Chung MC & Skirton H 2014 'Adaption and adjustment of military spouses to overseas postings: an online forum study' Nurs Health Sci 16, (3) 387-394 Author Site , DOI
Blakely G, Hennessy C, Chung MC & Skirton H 2014 'The impact of foreign postings on accompanying military spouses: an ethnographic study' Health Psychology Research 2, (2) , DOI PEARL
O'Connor A, Doris F & Skirton H 2014 'Midwifery care in the UK for older mothers' British Journal of Midwifery 22, (8) 568-577 , DOI
Harper J, Geraedts J, Borry P, Cornel MC, Dondorp WJ, Gianaroli L, Harton G, Milachich T, Kääriäinen H 2014 'Current issues in medically assisted reproduction and genetics in Europe: research, clinical practice, ethics, legal issues and policy' Hum Reprod 29, (8) 1603-1609 Author Site , DOI
Jackson L, Goldsmith L & Skirton H 2014 'Guidance for patients considering direct-to-consumer genetic testing and health professionals involved in their care: development of a practical decision tool' Fam Pract 31, (3) 341-348 Author Site , DOI
Skirton H, Goldsmith L, Jackson L, Lewis C & Chitty L 2014 'Offering prenatal diagnostic tests: European guidelines for clinical practice [corrected]' Eur J Hum Genet 22, (5) 580-586 Author Site , DOI
O'Connor A, Jackson L, Goldsmith L & Skirton H 2014 'Can I get a retweet please? Health research recruitment and the Twittersphere' J Adv Nurs 70, (3) 599-609 Author Site , DOI
Kirk M, Tonkin E & Skirton H 2014 'An iterative consensus-building approach to revising a genetics/genomics competency framework for nurse education in the UK' JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING 70, (2) 405-420 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Skirton H 2014 'Fair allocation of health-care resources: finding a model that does not disenfranchise users of genetic services. A commentary on Rogowski et al...' Eur J Hum Genet 22, (1) 1-2 Author Site , DOI
Skirton H, Kerzin-Storrar L, Barnes C, Hall G, Longmuir M, Patch C, Scott G & Walford-Moore J 2013 'Building the genetic counsellor profession in the United Kingdom: two decades of growth and development' J Genet Couns 22, (6) 902-906 Author Site , DOI
Skirton H & Jackson L 2013 'Utility and limitations of genetic/genomic information and testing' Nurs Stand 28, (13) 45-49 Author Site , DOI
2013 'Utility and limitations of genetic/genomic information and testing' Nursing Standard 28, (13) 45-49 Author Site , DOI
Tonkin E & Skirton H 2013 'The role of genetic/genomic factors in health, illness and care provision' Nursing Standard 28, (12) 39-46 , DOI
Godino L, Turchetti D & Skirton H 2013 'A systematic review of factors influencing uptake of invasive fetal genetic testing by pregnant women of advanced maternal age' Midwifery 29, (11) 1235-1243 Author Site , DOI
Harper JC, Geraedts J, Borry P, Cornel MC, Dondorp W, Gianaroli L, Harton G, Milachich T, Kaariainen H 2013 'Current issues in medically assisted reproduction and genetics in Europe: research, clinical practice, ethics, legal issues and policy' EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS 21, S1-S21 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Skirton H, Barnoy S, Ingvoldstad C, van Kessel I, Patch C, O'Connor A, Serra-Juhe C, Stayner B & Voelckel M-A 2013 'A Delphi study to determine the European core curriculum for Master programmes in genetic counselling' Eur J Hum Genet 21, (10) 1060-1066 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Skirton H, Jackson L, Goldsmith L & O’Connor A 2013 'Are health professionals ready for direct-to-consumer genetic and genomic testing?' Personalized Medicine 10, (7) 673-682 Author Site , DOI
Barr O & Skirton H 2013 'Informed decision making regarding antenatal screening for fetal abnormality in the United Kingdom: A qualitative study of parents and professionals' NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES 15, (3) 318-325 Author Site , DOI
Guimaraes L, Sequeiros J, Skirton H & Paneque M 2013 'What Counts as Effective Genetic Counselling for Presymptomatic Testing in Late-Onset Disorders? A Study of the Consultand's Perspective' JOURNAL OF GENETIC COUNSELING 22, (4) 437-447 Author Site , DOI
van El CG, Cornel MC, Borry P, Hastings RJ, Fellmann F, Hodgson SV, Howard HC, Cambon-Thomsen A, Knoppers BM 2013 'Whole-genome sequencing in health care' European Journal of Human Genetics 21, (6) 580-584 , DOI
Stephen N, Skirton H, Woodward V, Prigmore S & Endacott R 2013 'End-of-life care discussions with nonmalignant respiratory disease patients: a systematic review' J Palliat Med 16, (5) 555-565 Author Site , DOI
Godino L, Turchetti D & Skirton H 2013 'Knowledge of genetics and the role of the nurse in genetic health care: a survey of Italian nurses' JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING 69, (5) 1125-1135 Author Site , DOI
Kirk M, Tonkin E, Skirton H, McDonald K, Cope B & Morgan R 2013 'Storytellers as partners in developing a genetics education resource for health professionals' NURSE EDUCATION TODAY 33, (5) 518-524 Author Site , DOI
Skirton H & Patch C 2013 'Factors affecting the clinical use of non-invasive prenatal testing: a mixed methods systematic review' Prenatal Diagnosis 33, (6) 532-541 , DOI
Peeler S, Chung MC, Stedmon J & Skirton H 2013 'A review assessing the current treatment strategies for postnatal psychological morbidity with a focus on post-traumatic stress disorder' Midwifery 29, (4) 377-388 Author Site , DOI
Goldsmith L, Jackson L, O'Connor A & Skirton H 2013 'Direct-to-consumer genomic testing from the perspective of the health professional: a systematic review of the literature' J Community Genet 4, (2) 169-180 Author Site , DOI
Tighe M, Peters J & Skirton H 2013 'Advancing social research relationships in postnatal support settings' Public Health Nurs 30, (3) 266-276 Author Site , DOI
Godino L, Turchetti D & Skirton H 2013 'Genetic counseling: a survey to explore knowledge and attitudes of Italian nurses and midwives' Nurs Health Sci 15, (1) 15-21 Author Site , DOI
Skirton H, Goldsmith L, Jackson L & Tibben A 2013 'Quality in genetic counselling for presymptomatic testing--clinical guidelines for practice across the range of genetic conditions' Eur J Hum Genet 21, (3) 256-260 Author Site , DOI
Calzone KA, Jenkins J, Nicol N, Skirton H, Feero WG & Green ED 2013 'Relevance of genomics to healthcare and nursing practice' J Nurs Scholarsh 45, (1) 1-2 Author Site , DOI
Grose J, Frost J, Richardson J & Skirton H 2013 'Using meta-ethnography to understand the emotional impact of caring for people with increasing cognitive impairment' Nurs Health Sci 15, (1) 113-123 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Skirton H, Goldsmith L, Jackson L & O’Connor LA 2013 'Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing' Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 68, (2) 160-162 , DOI
Skirton H, Goldsmith L, Jackson L & O'Connor LA 2013 'Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing: A Systematic Review of Position Statements, Policies and Recommendations (vol 68, pg 16, 2013)' OBSTETRICAL & GYNECOLOGICAL SURVEY 68, (2) 160-162 Author Site , DOI
Skirton H, Cordier C, Lambert D, Hosterey Ugander U, Voelckel M-A & O'Connor A 2013 'A study of the practice of individual genetic counsellors and genetic nurses in Europe' J Community Genet 4, (1) 69-75 Author Site , DOI
Skirton H, Goldsmith L, Jackson L & O’Connor LA 2013 'Perinatal Outcome in Women Treated With Progesterone for the Prevention of Preterm Birth' Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 68, (1) 21-22 , DOI
Peters JR 2013 'Social support within a mother and child group: an ethnographic study situated in the UK' Nursing and Health Sciences
Goldsmith L, Woodward V, Jackson L & Skirton H 2012 'Informed consent for blood tests in people with a learning disability' J Adv Nurs 69, (9) 1966-1976 Author Site , DOI
Lewis C, Skirton H & Jones R 2012 'Development of an Evidence-Based Information Booklet to Support Parents of Children Without a Diagnosis' JOURNAL OF GENETIC COUNSELING 21, (6) 854-861 Author Site , DOI
Jackson L, Goldsmith L, O'Connor A & Skirton H 2012 'Incidental findings in genetic research and clinical diagnostic tests: a systematic review' Am J Med Genet A 158A, (12) 3159-3167 Author Site , DOI
Lewis C, Hill M, Skirton H & Chitty LS 2012 'Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis for fetal sex determination: benefits and disadvantages from the service users’ perspective' European Journal of Human Genetics 20, (11) 1127-1133 , DOI
Skirton H, O’Connor A & Humphreys A 2012 'Nurses’ competence in genetics: a mixed method systematic review' Journal of Advanced Nursing 68, (11) 2387-2398 , DOI
Kirk M, Morgan R, Tonkin E, McDonald K & Skirton H 2012 'An objective approach to evaluating an internet-delivered genetics education resource developed for nurses: using Google Analytics™ to monitor global visitor engagement' Journal of Research in Nursing 17, (6) 557-579 , DOI
Skirton H, Stephen N, Doris F, Cooper M, Avis M & Fraser DM 2012 'Preparedness of newly qualified midwives to deliver clinical care: an evaluation of pre-registration midwifery education through an analysis of key events' Midwifery 28, (5) e660-e666 Author Site , DOI
Skirton H, Barnoy S, Erdem Y, Ingvoldstad C, Pestoff R, Teksen F & Williams J 2012 'Suggested components of the curriculum for nurses and midwives to enable them to develop essential knowledge and skills in genetics' J Community Genet 3, (4) 323-329 Author Site , DOI
Skirton H, Goldsmith L, Jackson L & O'Connor A 2012 'Direct to consumer genetic testing: a systematic review of position statements, policies and recommendations' Clin Genet 82, (3) 210-218 Author Site , DOI
Callard A, Williams J & Skirton H 2012 'Counseling Adolescents and the Challenges for Genetic Counselors' JOURNAL OF GENETIC COUNSELING 21, (4) 505-509 Author Site , DOI
Goldsmith L, Jackson L, O'Connor A & Skirton H 2012 'Direct-to-consumer genomic testing: systematic review of the literature on user perspectives' Eur J Hum Genet 20, (8) 811-816 Author Site , DOI
Lewis C, Hill M, Skirton H & Chitty LS 2012 'Fetal sex determination using cell-free fetal DNA: service users' experiences of and preferences for service delivery' PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS 32, (8) 735-741 Author Site , DOI
Stefansdottir V, Johannsson OT, Skirton H, Tryggvadottir L, Tulinius H & Jonsson JJ 2012 'The use of genealogy databases for risk assessment in genetic health service: a systematic review' Journal of Community Genetics 4, (1) 1-7 , DOI
Hill M, Compton C, Lewis C, Skirton H & Chitty LS 2012 'Determination of foetal sex in pregnancies at risk of haemophilia: a qualitative study exploring the clinical practices and attitudes of health professionals in the United Kingdom' Haemophilia 18, (4) 575-583 Author Site , DOI
Skirton H, Jackson L, Goldsmith L & O'Connor A 2012 'Genomic medicine: what are the challenges for the National Health Service?' PERSONALIZED MEDICINE 9, (5) 539-545 Author Site , DOI
Barnes C, Kerzin-Storrar L, Skirton H & Tocher J 2012 'The Department of Health-supported genetic counsellor training post scheme in England: a unique initiative?' Journal of Community Genetics 3, (4) 297-302 , DOI
Lewis C, Skirton H & Jones R 2012 'Reproductive empowerment: the main motivator and outcome of carrier testing' J Health Psychol 17, (4) 567-578 Author Site , DOI
Jones RB, O'Connor A, Brelsford J, Parsons N & Skirton H 2012 'Costs and difficulties of recruiting patients to provide e-health support: pilot study in one primary care trust' BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 12, Author Site , DOI PEARL
Blakely G, Hennessy C, Chung MC & Skirton H 2012 'A systematic review of the impact of foreign postings on accompanying spouses of military personnel' Nurs Health Sci 14, (1) 121-132 Author Site , DOI
Williams JK, Skirton H, Barnette JJ & Paulsen JS 2012 'Family carer personal concerns in Huntington disease' J Adv Nurs 68, (1) 137-146 Author Site , DOI
Paneque M, Sequeiros J & Skirton H 2012 'Quality Assessment of Genetic Counseling Process in the Context of Presymptomatic Testing for Late-Onset Disorders: A Thematic Analysis of Three Review Articles' GENETIC TESTING AND MOLECULAR BIOMARKERS 16, (1) 36-45 Author Site , DOI
Grose J, Freeman J & Skirton H 2012 'Value of a Confidant Relationship in Psychosocial Care of People with Multiple Sclerosis' International Journal of MS Care 14, (3) 115-122 , DOI
Cordier C, Lambert D, Voelckel M-A, Hosterey-Ugander U & Skirton H 2011 'A profile of the genetic counsellor and genetic nurse profession in European countries' Journal of Community Genetics 3, (1) 19-24 , DOI
Hyde V, Skirton H & Richardson J 2011 'Palliative day care: a qualitative study of service users' experiences in the United Kingdom' Nurs Health Sci 13, (2) 178-183 Author Site , DOI
Nicholls L, Skirton H & Webb C 2011 'Establishing perceptions of a good midwife: A Delphi study' British Journal of Midwifery 19, (4) 230-236 , DOI
Skirton H, Chamberlain W, Lawson C, Ryan H & Young E 2011 'A systematic review of variability and reliability of manual and automated blood pressure readings' J Clin Nurs 20, (5-6) 602-614 Author Site , DOI
Skirton H 2011 'EUROGENE: A NEW GENERATION DIGITAL LIBRARY OF RESOURCES FOR GENETICS EDUCATION' NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES 13, (1) 98-98 Author Site
Lea DH, Skirton H, Read CY & Williams JK 2011 'Implications for educating the next generation of nurses on genetics and genomics in the 21st century' J Nurs Scholarsh 43, (1) 3-12 Author Site , DOI
Lewis C, Skirton H & Jones R 2011 'Can we make assumptions about the psychosocial impact of living as a carrier, based on studies assessing the effects of carrier testing?' J Genet Couns 20, (1) 80-97 Author Site , DOI
Mitchell K, Skirton H & Monrouxe L 2011 'Amelioration, regeneration, acquiescent and discordant: an exploration of narrative types and metaphor use in people with aphasia' DISABILITY & SOCIETY 26, (3) 321-335 Author Site , DOI
Skirton H & Barr O 2010 'Antenatal screening and informed choice: a cross-sectional survey of parents and professionals' Midwifery 26, (6) 596-602 Author Site , DOI
Lewis C, Skirton H & Jones R 2010 'Living Without a Diagnosis: The Parental Experience' GENETIC TESTING AND MOLECULAR BIOMARKERS 14, (6) 807-815 Author Site , DOI
Skirton H, Patch C & Voelckel M-A 2010 'Using a community of practice to develop standards of practice and education for genetic counsellors in Europe' J Community Genet 1, (4) 169-173 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Skirton H, Lewis C, Kent A, Coviello DA & Members of Eurogentest Unit 6 and ESHG Education Committee 2010 'Genetic education and the challenge of genomic medicine: development of core competences to support preparation of health professionals in Europe' Eur J Hum Genet 18, (9) 972-977 Author Site , DOI
Skirton H, Murakami K, Tsujino K, Kutsunugi S & Turale S 2010 'Review Article: Genetic competence of midwives in the UK and Japan' Nursing & Health Sciences 12, (3) 292-303 , DOI
Stefansdottir V, Skirton H, Jonasson K, Hardardottir H & Jonsson JJ 2010 'Effects of knowledge, education, and experience on acceptance of first trimester screening for chromosomal anomalies' ACTA OBSTETRICIA ET GYNECOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA 89, (7) 931-938 Author Site , DOI
Darvill R, Skirton H & Farrand P 2010 'Psychological factors that impact on women's experiences of first-time motherhood: a qualitative study of the transition' Midwifery 26, (3) 357-366 Author Site , DOI
Skirton H, Williams JK, Jackson Barnette J & Paulsen JS 2010 'Huntington disease: families’ experiences of healthcare services' Journal of Advanced Nursing 66, (3) 500-510 , DOI
Blakely G, Skirton H, Cooper S, Allum P & Nelmes P 2010 'Use of educational games in the health professions: a mixed-methods study of educators' perspectives in the UK' Nurs Health Sci 12, (1) 27-32 Author Site , DOI
Williams JK, Skirton H, Paulsen JS, Tripp-Reimer T, Jarmon L, Kenney MM, Birrer E, Hennig BL & Honeyford J 2009 'The emotional experiences of family carers in Huntington disease' JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING 65, (4) 789-798 Author Site , DOI
Lewis C, Kent A, Skirton H & Coviello D 2009 'EuroGentest patient information leaflets: a free resource available in over 20 languages' European Journal of Human Genetics 17, (6) 732-732 , DOI
Skirton H 2009 'Nurses should be up to speed on pharmacogenetic testing' Nursing Standard 23, (23) 33-33 , DOI
Blakely G, Skirton H, Cooper S, Allum P & Nelmes P 2009 'Educational gaming in the health sciences: systematic review' J Adv Nurs 65, (2) 259-269 Author Site , DOI
Hamilton R, Williams JK, Skirton H & Bowers BJ 2009 'Living With Genetic Test Results for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer' JOURNAL OF NURSING SCHOLARSHIP 41, (3) 276-283 Author Site , DOI
Goldsmith L, Skirton H & Webb C 2008 'Informed consent to healthcare interventions in people with learning disabilities--an integrative review' J Adv Nurs 64, (6) 549-563 Author Site , DOI
Soltysiak B, Gardiner P & Skirton H 2008 'Exploring supportive care for individuals affected by Huntington's disease and their family caregivers in a community setting' JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY NEUROSURGERY AND PSYCHIATRY 79, A27-A27 Author Site
Skirton H, Murakami K, Ito M, Nakagomi S & Iino H 2008 'A report of two linked studies of knowledge and attitudes to prenatal screening and testing in adults of reproductive age in Japan and the UK' Midwifery 24, (3) 270-280 Author Site , DOI
Kirk M, Lea D & Skirton H 2008 'Genomic health care: Is the future now?' NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES 10, (2) 85-92 Author Site , DOI
Soltysiak B, Gardiner P & Skirton H 2008 'Exploring supportive care for individuals affected by Huntington disease and their family caregivers in a community setting' J Clin Nurs 17, (7B) 226-234 Author Site , DOI
Skirton H 2007 'Genetics — Issues in Nursing Practice' Journal of Research in Nursing 12, (6) 595-596 , DOI
Skirton H, Soltysiak B & Gardiner P 2007 'Obtaining the patient's views on care: Methodological and practical challenges in long-term neurological conditions' NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES 9, (3) 240-240 Author Site
Kelsey J, Abelson-Mitchell N & Skirton H 2007 'Perceptions of young people about decision making in the acute healthcare environment' Paediatr Nurs 19, (6) 14-18 Author Site
Gresty K, Skirton H & Evenden A 2007 'Addressing the issue of e-learning and online genetics for health professionals' Nurs Health Sci 9, (1) 14-22 Author Site , DOI
Gresty K, Skirton H & Evenden A 2007 'Addressing the issue of e-learning and online genetics for health professionals' Nursing & Health Sciences 9, (1) 14-20
Lewis C, Mehta P, Kent A, Skirton H & Coviello D 2007 'An assessment of written patient information provided at the genetic clinic and relating to genetic testing in seven European countries' European Journal of Human Genetics 15, (10) 1012-1022
Lewis C, Skirton H, Coviello D & Kent A 2007 'Development of a set of patient leaflets about genetics and genetic testing for use in genetic clinics across Europe' Journal of Medical Genetics 44, S115-S115
Springham J, Freeman J & Skirton H 2007 'Exploring the relationship between people with multiple sclerosis and their confidants' Multiple Sclerosis 13, S138-S138 PEARL
Coates N, Gregory M, Skirton H, Gaff C, Patch C, Clarke A & Parsons E 2007 'Family Communication About Cystic Fibrosis from the Mother’s Perspective: An Exploratory Study' Journal of Research in Nursing 12, 619-634
Coviello DA, Skirton H, Ceratto N, Lewis C & Kent A 2007 'Genetic testing and counselling in Europe: health professionals current educational provision, needs assessment and potential strategies for the future' European Journal of Human Genetics 15, (12) 1203-1204
Skirton H & Barr O 2007 'Influences on uptake of antenatal screening for Down syndrome: a review of the literature' Evidence Based Midwifery 5(1), 4-9
Barr O & Skirton H 2007 'New knowledge – new challenges: a consideration of some key challenges for intellectual and developmental disability nursing arising from the developing understanding of genetics' International Journal of Nursing in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 3(2),
Skirton H, Soltysiak B & Gardiner P 2007 'Obtaining the patient's views on care: Methodological and practical challenges in long-term neurological conditions' Nursing & Health Sciences 9, (3) 240-240
Jones R, Skirton H & McMullan M 2006 'Feasibility of combining e-health for patients with e-learning for students using synchronous technologies' J Adv Nurs 56, (1) 99-109 Author Site , DOI
Skirton H 2006 'A comparison of the development of specialist genetic nursing in the United Kingdom and Japan' Nursing and Health Sciences 8(4), 231-6
Skirton H, Frazier LQ, Calvin AO & Cohen MZ 2006 'A legacy for the children - attitudes of older adults in the United Kingdom to genetic testing' Journal of Clinical Nursing 15, (5) 565-573
Skirton H 2006 'Assessing the need for certainty in users of a clinical genetic health service' Journal of Advanced Nursing 55, (2) 151-158
Valentine J & Skirton H 2006 'Critical Care Outreach - A meaningful evaluation' Nursing in Critical Care 11(6), 288-96
Williams JK, Skirton H & Masny A 2006 'Ethics, policy, and educational issues in genetic testing' Journal of Nursing Scholarship 38, (2) 119-125
Jones R, Skirton H & McMullan M 2006 'Feasibility of combining e-health for patients with e-learning for students using synchronous technologies' Journal of Advanced Nursing 56, 99-110
Kirk M, Tonkin E, Skirton H & Carberry A 2006 'Genetics in mental health nursing: is it part of your role?' Mental Health Practice (1), 15-18
Skirton H 2006 'Parental experience of a pediatric genetic referral' Mcn-the American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing 31, (3) 178-184
McDonald K, Kirk M, Skirton H, Williams B, Kaur-Mann K & Tonkin E 2006 'Telling stories: Understanding real life genetics' Journal of Medical Genetics 43, S108-S108
Skirton H & Barnes C 2005 'Obtaining and communicating information about genetics' Nurs Stand 20, (7) 50-53 Author Site , DOI
Ludlam CA, Pasi KJ, Bolton-Maggs P, Collins PW, Cumming AM, Dolan G, Fryer A, Harrington C, Hill FGH 2005 'A framework for genetic service provision for haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders' HAEMOPHILIA 11, (2) 145-163 Author Site , DOI
Ludlam CA, Pasi KJ, Bolton-Maggs P, Collins PW, Cumming AM, Dolan G, Fryer A, Harrington C, Hill FGH, et. al 2005 'A framework for genetic service provision for haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders' Haemophilia 11, (2) 145-163
Skirton H, Parsons E & Ewings P 2005 'Development of an audit tool for genetic services' American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A 136A, (2) 122-127
Skirton H 2005 'Genetics: the growing role of nurses in the provision of care' Ejc Supplements 3, (2) 456-456
Prows CA, Glass M, Nicol MJ, Skirton H & Williams J 2005 'Genomics in nursing education' Journal of Nursing Scholarship 37, (3) 196-202
Prows CA, Glass M, Nicol MJ, Skirton H & Williams J 2005 'Genomics in nursing education' JOURNAL OF NURSING SCHOLARSHIP 37, (3) 196-202 Author Site , DOI
Prows CA, Glass M, Nicol MJ, Skirton H & Williams J 2005 'Genomics to health:  The missing link in nursing education' Journal of Nursing Scholarship 37(3), 196-202
Skirton H 2005 'Huntington disease – a nursing perspective' MedSurg Nursing: The Journal of Adult Health 14(3), 167-172
Skirton H, Evans R & Evans E 2004 'More than just science: one family's story of a chromosome translocation diagnosis' Paediatr Nurs 16, (10) 18-21 Author Site , DOI
Skirton H & Barnes C 2004 'Genetic competence: obtaining and communicating information' Nursing Standard 20(7), 50-54
Green G, Skirton H, Gresty K & Evenden A 2004 'Genetic education for health professionals - Genesense, an online interactive resouce' Journal of Medical Genetics 41, S84-S84
Skirton H & Parsons EP 2004 'Genetics services as a therapeutic process: the development of an audit tool based on the client's perspective' Journal of Medical Genetics 41, S32-S32
Skirton H, Evans E & Evans R 2004 'More than just science – one family’s story of the diagnosis of a chromosome translocation' Paediatric Nursing 16(10), 18-21
Skirton H & Eiser C 2003 'Discovering and Addressing the Client’s Lay Construct of Genetic Disease: An Important Aspect of Genetic Healthcare?' Research and Theory for Nursing Practice 17, (4) 339-352 , DOI
Skirton H & Eiser C 2003 'Discovering and addressing the client’s lay knowledge - an integral aspect of genetic health care' Research and Theory for Nursing Practice: an International Journal 17(4), 339-352
Kirk M, McDonald K, Longley M, Anstey S, France L, Skirton H, Gray J, Guilbert P, Benjamin C, et. al 2003 'Fit for Practice in the Genetics Era: Defining what nurses, midwives and health visitors should know and be able to do in relation to genetics' Journal of Medical Genetics 40, S47-S47
Skirton H, Kerzin-Storrar L, Patch C, Barnes C, Guilbert P, Dolling C, Kershaw A, Baines E & Stirling D 2003 'Genetic counsellors - a registration system to assure competence in practice in the United Kingdom.  :' Community Genetics 6(3), 182-183
Skirton H, Patch C & Barnes C 2002 'Development of the profession of genetic counselling in Europe' European Journal of Human Genetics 10, 322-322
Skirton H & Williams J 2002 'International collaboration in genetic nursing' Nursing Standard 17 (5), 38-40
Skirton 2001 'The Client's Perspective of Genetic Counselling - A Grounded Theory Study' Journal of Genetic Counseling 10 (4), 311-29 , DOI
Williams JK, Skirton H, Reed D, Johnson M, Maas M & ack-Hirsch S 2001 'Genetic counseling outcomes validation by genetics nurses in the UK and US' Journal of Nursing Scholarship 33, (4) 369-374
Skirton H & Patch C 2000 'The ‘new genetics’ and nursing: what does it have to do with me?' Nursing Standard 14, (19) 42-46 , DOI
Inglehearn CF, McHale JC, Keen TJ, Skirton H & Lunt PW 1999 'A new family linked to the RP1 dominant retinitis pigmentosa locus on chromosome 8q' JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS 36, (8) 646-648 Author Site
Skirton H 1999 'Genetic Nurses and Counsellors—Preparation for Practice with Families at Risk of Familial Cancer' Disease Markers 15, (1-3) 145-147 , DOI PEARL
Skirton H, Barnes C, Guilbert P, Kershaw A, Kerzin-Storrar L, Patch C, Curtis G & Walford-Moore J 1998 'Recommendations for education and training of genetic nurses and counsellors in the United Kingdom' Journal of Medical Genetics 35, (5) 410-412 , DOI
Skirton H, Barnes C, Curtis G & Walford-Moore J 1997 'The role and practice of the genetic nurse: report of the AGNC Working Party' Journal of Medical Genetics 34, (2) 141-147 , DOI
Skriton H & Glendinning N 1997 'Using research to develop care for patients with Huntington's disease' British Journal of Nursing 6, (2) 83-90 , DOI
Skirton H 1995 'Psychological implications of advances in genetics--3 predictive testing' Prof Nurse 10, (10) 644-646 Author Site
Skirton H 1995 'Psychological implications of advances in genetics--2 prenatal diagnosis' Prof Nurse 10, (9) 597-598 Author Site
Skirton H 1995 'Psychological implications of advances in genetics--1. Carrier testing' Prof Nurse 10, (8) 496-498 Author Site
Skirton H 1994 'More than an information service? Should genetic services offer clients counselling?' Prof Nurse 9, (6) 400-404 Author Site
Connor JM, Skirton H & Lunt PW 1993 'A three generation family with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva' Journal of Medical Genetics 30, (8) 687-689 , DOI
Books
Skirton H & Patch C 2009 Genetics for the Health Sciences A Handbook for Clinical Healthcare. Scion Pub Limited
Chapters
Schmidtke J, Skirton H, Nippert I & Wolff G 2015 'Genetic Counseling: Historical, Ethical, and Practical Aspects' International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences Elsevier 908-914 , DOI
Skirton H & Coviello DA 2010 'Ensuring Education and Quality in the Practice of Health Professionals (Non-medical) Working in Genetic Services' Quality Issues in Clinical Genetic Services Springer Netherlands 211-219 , DOI
Jones R, Kamel Boulos MN, Maramba I, Skirton H & Freeman J 2009 'Patient preferences for online person-person support' in Panteli N Virtual Social Networks: Mediated, Massive and Multiplayer sites' Basingstoke, Hampshire Palgrave Macmillan, 52-74
Conference Papers
hopper H & skirton H 2015 'A study to identify factors influencing the sustainability of volunteer peer support for breastfeeding mothers within a hospital environment' Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood Conference Grange Over Sands UK 10/06/2015 12/06/2015 , DOI
Lewis C, Silcock C, Hill M, Skirton H & Chitty LS 2012 'Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis for Down's syndrome: views and preferences from the service users' perspective' S96-S96
Kirk M, Tonkin E, Skirton H, Longley M & McDonald K 2010 'An updated genetics education framework for UK nurses' S106-S106
Skirton H 2010 'Overview- the genetic counsellor contribution to developing the evidence for genetic counselling practice' S18-S18
Tonkin E, Kirk M, Skirton H & Burke S 2008 'Telling Stories: An apprach to address the challenges of genetics education' S63-S63
McDonald K, Kirk M, Skirton H, Williams B, Kaur-Mann K & Tonkin E 2006 'Telling stories: Understanding real life genetics' S108-S108
Green G, Skirton H, Gresty K & Evenden A 2004 'Genetic education for health professionals - Genesense, an online interactive resouce' S84-S84

Additional information

Textbooks

 Skirton H, Patch C. (2009) Genetics for the Health Sciences – a handbook for clinical practice. Oxford, Scion Publishing.

Greco K, Prows CA, Skirton H, Williams J, Jones S, Middelton L, Lewis J, Bickford C, Humes YD, Seiler M, Carson-Smith M. (2006) Genetics/Genomics Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice  International Society of Nurses in Genetics and American Nurses Association.  ISBN- 13: 978-1-55810-234-7.

Skirton H, Patch C and Williams, JK (2005) Applied Genetics In Healthcare – a handbook for specialists. Abingdon, Taylor and Francis.

 

Skirton H and Patch C (2002) Genetics for healthcare professionals – a lifestage approach. Bios Scientific Publishers, Oxford.

 

Book chapters

Williams JK and Skirton H (2005) Genomics, family nursing and families across the lifespan. Chapter 18 in Family Health Care nursing: Theory, Practice and Research. Edited by S Hansen, V Gedaly-Duff and J R Kaakinen. F.A. Davis Company.

 

Skirton H and Patch C (2005) Genetics. Chapter 6.4 in Physiology for Nursing Practice. Hinchcliff, Montague, Herbert and Watson. Third edition. Bailliere Tindall, London.

 

Skirton H (2003) Outcomes of genetic counselling. Chapter in Encyclopaedia of the Human Genome, edited by David Cooper, Nature publishing Group, London.

 

Skirton H (2003) Development of the profession of genetic counselling in Europe. Chapter in Encyclopaedia of the Human Genome, edited by David Cooper, Nature publishing Group, London.

 

Skirton H (1998) Telling the children Chapter 9 in The Genetic Testing of Children, edited by Angus Clarke Bios Scientific Publishers, Oxford.

Links

I have research links with colleagues at the:

College of Nursing, University of Iowa, USA
Yamaguchi University, Japan
Iwate Prefectural University, Japan
University of Bologna, Italy
University of Porto, Portugal
St Luke's College of Nursing, Tokyo, Japan
Iwate Prefectural University, Japan
University of Iceland
University College, London.  

I have research links throughout Europe through my involvement in the EuroGentest2 project. v