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Dr Side is a consultant in clinical genetics at University Hospital Southampton, having previously worked as a consultant and senior lecturer at Great Ormond Street Hospital and UCL Institute for Women’s Health. She has extensive clinical experience in caring for families with a range of genetic conditions, including hereditary breast, ovarian and bowel cancer, neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis and cancer predisposition in children. She received her MB ChB from the University of Bristol and completed her MD thesis (a study of the neurofibromatosis type 1 gene in childhood leukaemia) at the University of California in San Francisco, US. From 2015-2018, she chaired the UK Cancer Genetics Group (CGG), a society of around 350 health professionals with an interest in the hereditary aspects of cancer and the care of families with a cancer predisposition.