Ms Belinda Dopita
Belinda Dopita is an HGSA certified genetic counsellor with over 19 years clinical experience. She completed her undergraduate degree at the ANU, and her post graduate diploma in Genetic Counselling at Melbourne. She worked at the Center for Human Genetics in Boston, USA. After returning to Australia, she completed her Master's degree in Genetic Counselling studying physician knowledge of genetics, while working at The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
She currently works at the ACT Genetic Service in both general and cancer genetics. She also has a private practice, Comprehensive Genetic Counselling, which she founded in 2014. Her private practice has since grown, and she offers a combination of in-person appointments, skype and phone consultations nationally. She has a particular interest in pre-pregnancy and prenatal genetic counselling. She is responsible for discussing high risk Non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) results, and reproductive carrier screening results Australia-Wide.
She is the current ACT state representative for the Human Genetics for Australasia and has a long history of service with the HGSA. Having a background in psychology and previously working with children in a number of areas, she is also interested in genetic counselling of children and young adults. Belinda has three children which keep her busy, she enjoys horse riding, dining out and any free time she can get.