Bhavya Vora (FHGSA)
Certified Genetic Counsellor
MSc (Hons) Genetic Counselling, MSc Medical Genetics
Bhavya is a Fellow of Human Genetic Society of Australasia (FHGSA), board certified genetic counsellor with years of experience in hereditary cancer genetics, which is his area of specialization.
His bachelor’s degree in biotechnology and master’s degree in medical genetics provide him with an in-depth understanding of genetics and the associated testing methods. His second master’s degree in genetic counselling enables him to discuss medical and psychosocial aspects of genetic testing. Bhavya uses analogies to explain the complex nature of genetics. This offers a comprehensive understanding of genetic testing processes to his clients diagnosed with cancer and/or those with a family history.
He creates a supportive environment working in partnership with his clients to help them make appropriate decisions regarding their options for genetic testing. Bhavya’s experience working overseas in Scotland, India, New Zealand, and locally in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane has provided him with a sound understanding of multi-ethnic clientele needs. He is sensitive to and respectful of everyone’s religious and cultural views. His ability to speak English and many Indian dialects allows him to build a good rapport with his clients.
Emma Celis (MHGSA)
Associate Genetic Counsellor
BSc (Hons), IBCLC, M Gen Couns
As a genetic counsellor, Emma helps people navigate their personal risk for inherited cancer conditions and make informed decisions. Emma strives to unravel the intricacies of genetics, breaking down complex language and concepts into understandable and relatable terms. With a passion for client-centered counselling and open communication, she creates a warm and welcoming space for her clients. Emma practices human caring for her clients through warmth, empathy and genuineness, valuing their unique needs, cultural and spiritual beliefs along with personal choices.
Before becoming a genetic counsellor, Emma gained diverse experience through roles in the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology research and project management. Having trained as an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, she also has a special interest in helping families through the early stages of parenthood.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Emma finds joy in board games that bring people together, carving out time for yoga, watching foreign films and eating food that either makes her reminisce about past travels or planning future adventures. Emma cherishes precious moments with her family, including two young sons, who constantly remind her of the importance of embracing life's simple pleasures and finding delight in the everyday moments.