Dr Janice Fletcher
|Womens and Childrens Hospital (WCH)|
|Genetics and Molecular Pathology|
|Practice Responsibilities:||Clinical Geneticist (HGSA) Biochemical Geneticist (HGSA)|
|Specialities:||Newborn screening, inborn errors of metabolism|
Dr Fletcher is the Clinical Director of Genetics and Molecular Pathology and Deputy Executive Director of SA Pathology. She trained in Sydney and Melbourne as a paediatrician and geneticist, which included working at the Murdoch Institute under Professor David Danks. She subsequently qualified as a Genetic Pathologist in Biochemical Genetics. Her MD thesis was on ketone turnover in children with MCAD deficiency, the commonest fatty acid oxidation defect.
Dr Fletcher has an international reputation in the areas of newborn screening and clinical management of inborn errors of metabolism. She is the Secretary of the International Organising Committee for the International Congress of IEM and the Australian communicating member for the Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (UK).
Dr Fletcher is a clinical senior lecturer in paediatrics. In collaboration with the talented researchers in Biochemical Genetics, she maintains a research focus on therapies for inborn errors of metabolism. She is a previous NHMRC grant holder.
Dr Fletcher is committed to safety and quality in healthcare and high quality education of our future pathologists, geneticists and physicians.