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Susan Louw

My name is Susan Louw.  I am a first year student in Genetic Counselling at The University of Cape Town.  I have a background in genetics, psychology and teaching and obtained my Master’s degree in 2016 in Behavioural Genetics.  My research interests are in the experiences of participants in genetic research after a sudden infant death (SIDS) in the family.  This will form a qualitative part in a Forensic Genetic study being conducted at UCT.  I am also interested to see if a genetic counsellor can contribute to this process in a positive way and in follow-up sessions with the research participant when possible genetic results pertaining to SIDS, are found.  I am very excited to be entering this field.