Newsletter Reminder: Census of the Australasian human genetics workforce

Thanks to those HGSA members who have started or completed the workforce survey.  We still need to hear from many of you to get an accurate census of demographics, practice and work conditions of genetics professionals trained or working in Australasia, and hear feedback about the HGSA and your SIGs. This information is critical to helping us design better programs and activities, as well as help to better represent you in a range of situations. We want to hear from anyone who currently works in a field related to human genetics practice or employs genetic professionals, including research, education, policy, etc. Some may not be members of the HGSA or your SIG so please forward this email to your networks to ensure we capture the breadth of professionals who comprise the genetics workforce.

If you have started your survey, please make sure you complete and submit it! Some of you have provided very valuable feedback and we have been resolving as much as we can while the survey is live. We are also keeping track of any other feedback to improve the surveys in future. Please contact [email protected] if you have feedback or questions about the survey, or if you need help finding your “Return Code”.

For all genetics professionals trained or working in Australasia
Ethics approval has been granted by the University of Melbourne (HREC ID 2022-24482-30266-2).

A second survey for any organisation that employs genetics professionals will capture more detail on supply and demand for the current and future genetics workforce:

This census is in partnership with Australian Genomics, overseen by the HGSA Workforce Surveys Steering Committee. Inquiries should be directed to [email protected]



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HGSA would like to thank all those involved in the creation of the surveys and those completing them. Your time, dedication, and collaboration is greatly appreciated. 

Workforce Survey Acknowledgments