Kay, Dr Alison

Dr Alison Kay

Junior Research Fellow in Medical Sciences, Centre for Personalised Medicine

Email: alison.kay@st-annes.ox.ac.uk

Website/social media accounts:

RMD profile: https://www.rdm.ox.ac.uk/people/alison-kay

Twitter @AliMakesHay

Special responsibilities:

JRF attached to Centre for Personalised Medicine (CPM)

Academic background

Ali is a multi-disciplinary researcher with a background in social science and business history, more recently expanding her interests into genomics and the implications for healthcare and society.

Ali holds a DPhil from Nuffield College, University of Oxford, which was supported by a doctoral studentship from the ESRC. She also holds master’s degrees in Economic History (LSE), Psychology (UCLan) and Genetic and Genomic Counselling (Cardiff University). She is a member of the Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors.

Research interests

Ali is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Radcliffe Department of Medicine, working on the ePREGCARE project, investigating stakeholder experiences and perspectives on genetic therapies and personalised reproductive risk assessments. Her previous project investigated adult adoptee’s experiences and views on consumer DNA testing kits for ancestry and health.

Recent Publications

Kay AC, Wells J, Hallowell N et al. Providing recurrence risk counselling for parents after diagnosis of a serious genetic condition caused by an apparently de novo mutation in their child: a qualitative investigation of the PREGCARE strategy with UK clinical genetics practitioners. Journal of Medical Genetics (2023). doi:10.1136/jmg-2023-109183.

Kay AC, Taverner NV. Adoptees’ views and experiences of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genomic testing: an exploratory interview study from the UK. Journal of Community Genetics 14, 149-162 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12687-022-00622-y

Kay, A. (2013). ‘Retailing respectability’ in Casson, M. & Casson. C. (eds), History of Entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar.

Kay, A. (2009). The Foundations of Female Entrepreneurship: Enterprise, Home and Household in London c.1800-1880. Taylor & Francis: Routledge.

Kay. A. (2008). Villas, values and the Crystal Palace Company, 1852-1911, The London Journal, 33(1), pp.21-39.

Owens, A., Green, D., Bailey, C. & Kay. A. (2006). A measure of worth: probate valuations, personal wealth and indebtedness in England, 1810-40,’ Historical Research, 79, pp.383-483.

Kay, A. (2006). ‘Retailing, respectability and the independent woman in nineteenth century London’ in Beachy, R., Craig, B. & Owens, A. (eds), Women, Business and Finance in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Rethinking Separate Spheres. Berg, pp.152-166.

Kay, A. (2004). ‘Small business, self-employment and women’s work-life choices in nineteenth century London’ in Brown, J., Mitch, D. & Van Leeuwen, M. (eds), Origins of the Modern Career. Ashgate, pp.191-206.

Kay, A. (2003). A little enterprise of her own. Lodging house keeping and the accommodation business in mid-nineteenth century London, The London Journal, 28(2), pp.41-53.