Lucassen, Professor Anneke

Professor Anneke Lucassen

Director of the Centre for Personalised Medicine-CPM

(Professor of Genomic Medicine at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics and University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine)

Academic background

Anneke trained in Medicine and specialised in Clinical Genetics. After a DPhil (1994) identifying genetic factors in diabetes, she set up an interdisciplinary research programme exploring the ethical, legal and social aspects of integrating advances in genetics (and other forms of big data) into healthcare and society. She holds an honorary clinical contract with the Oxford Clinical Genetics Service


Undergraduate: ad hoc genetics and ethics

Graduate: –currently supervising 4 PhD students

Research interests

Anneke runs an interdisciplinary research group- an ELSA laboratory- at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics. ELSA= ethical, legal and social aspects.

They have a range of research projects- for example, (1) a Wellcome trust collaborative award with Prof Farsides at BSMS Brighton researching what it means to be ethically prepared to accommodate healthcare innovations.  As part of this they group is mapping longitudinal patient journeys as they engage with genomic medicine. (2) A Wellcome trust/ UKRI-MRC award to address ethical issues for UK Biobank (3) including underserved populations in research and reducing biases within genomic data bases (Southampton Biomedical Research Centre)

Recent Publications 0000-0003-3324-4338

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