Alice Coulson

Registered Genetic Counsellor

Alice is a registered genetic counsellor with specialist interests in cancer and neurodegenerative inherited conditions. She has a mixed caseload of general, prenatal, cancer and neurological patients.

Alice graduated with First Class Honours in Human Biology from Loughborough University, and completed a Master’s degree in Genes, Environment and Development at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. She trained to be a genetic counsellor on the Scientist Training Programme, based at Guy’s Hospital.

She has particular experience in diagnosing and managing patients with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndromes, and has worked in multidisciplinary settings with breast, gynaecology, oncology and psychology specialties. Alice is also part of the team at Great Ormond Street Hospital which sees patients at risk of a neurodegenerative disorder, and help them considering their options and decisions.


Cancer genetics, neurodegenerative genetic conditions

  • Waszczuk, M.A., Coulson, A.E., Gregory, A.M. and Eley, T.C. (2016) ‘A longitudinal twin and sibling study of the hopelessness theory of depression in adolescence and young adulthood’, Psychological Medicine, 46(9), pp. 1935–1949
  • World Congress on Genetic Counselling conference 2019: “Managing VUS results in a mainstream setting: learning from a case example” (poster presentation)
  • European Society of Human Genetics conference 2020: “Evaluating cancer genomics education for mainstream clinicians in South East London, Kent, Surrey and East Sussex; can technology bridge the gaps?” (poster presentation)
  • National Cancer Research Institute Virtual Showcase 2020: “Development and evaluation of a novel online training platform for genomics education in cancer care; preparing cancer clinicians for “Generation Genome” (poster presentation)