Dr Maggie Kirk
Until her retirement in January 2018, Maggie Kirk PhD, BSc Hons, DipN, RGN, SFHEA, FRCN, worked as Professor of Genetics Education at the Genomics Policy Unit (GPU), University of South Wales, where she was also Faculty Head of Research from 2006-2013. Formerly a mammalian geneticist, Maggie moved into nursing in 1985 and worked in coronary care after qualifying. She commenced her career in higher education in 1992, taking up her post at the GPU in 1996. Since then Maggie has explored the impact of advances in genomic technologies on healthcare, assessing the implications for nurses and midwives in particular. From 2004-2012, she led the UK nursing programme for the NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre and from 2013-2014, Maggie served as President of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics. As one of the founder co-leads of G2NA with Dr Kathy Calzone, in retirement, Maggie retains her interest in G2NA and the role of nurses in genomics healthcare.