Aideen McInerney-Leo studied Human Genetics as an undergraduate at the University College London and her Masters in Genetic Counselling at the University of Manchester. She then moved to the USA where she conducted research at the National Institutes of Health for 8 years and was Associate Director of the genetic counselling master’s program at Johns Hopkins University. Aideen moved to Brisbane in 2006 where she initially practiced clinically. In 2011 she returned to clinical research at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute and subsequently completed her PhD on the analysis of whole exome sequencing for rare disorders. Her first post-doctoral position was for 2 years at QUT focusing on genomics education, genomics research and facilitating the integration of genomics into healthcare. In January 2019 Aideen commenced an NHMRC fellowship at The University of Queensland on the genetics of melanoma and the psychological factors influencing risk perception and adherence.