Journal article

The leadership behaviors needed to implement clinical genomics at scale: a qualitative study

Stephanie Best, Zornitza Stark, Helen Brown, Janet C Long, Kushani Hewage, Clara Gaff, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Natalie Taylor



PURPOSE: To investigate leadership in clinical genomics and identify likely implications of different leadership approaches for future implementation of clinical genomics. METHODS: We undertook 37 interviews in a cross-sectional qualitative study examining implementation of clinical genomics in Australia. Participants were either nongenetic medical specialists working with genomic initiatives (e.g., immunologists, nephrologists) or working at a service/organizational level (e.g., department heads, chief medical officers). We identified participants as genomic migrants (long-established practitioners) and genomic natives (those medical specialists coming into independent practice with genomic..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Targeted Call for Research grant (GNT1113531): "Preparing Australia for Genomic Medicine". The research conducted at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute was supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. The funders played no part in the study design; data collection, analysis, and interpretation; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the article for publication.