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Stephanie is a qualitative and mixed methods health services researcher currently embedded with Australian Genomics at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne. Here she is working with clinicians, service leads and community advocates leading research into the implementation of genomics in clinical practice. Other active research interests include international collaborations examining areas such as professional identity, interprofessional working and coproduction.

With over 25 years clinical (as a Chartered Physiotherapist, UK state registered) and managerial experience in health care in the UK NHS and overseas, Stephanie has a strong track record of leadership and innovation. Prior to joining the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, she was Programme Director for the MSc Health Care Management at Swansea University.  As a Senior Lecturer she has taught leadership, management and innovation to under and post graduates on clinical and non clinical programmes.

Education/Academic qualification

Innovating in health and social care, PhD, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC)

1 Dec 20101 Dec 2013

Health Care Management, MSc, Swansea University

30 Sep 200530 Sep 2006

External positions

Honorary Fellow, Murdoch Children's Research Institute

29 Jun 2017 → …

Member Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

1 Sep 1987 → …

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Research Outputs

Clinical genomic testing: what matters to key stakeholders?

Best, S., Stark, Z., Phillips, P., Wu, Y., Long, J. C., Taylor, N., Braithwaite, J., Christodoulou, J. & Goranitis, I., Jul 2020, In : European Journal of Human Genetics. 28, 7, p. 866–873 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Feasibility of ultra-rapid exome sequencing in critically ill infants and children with suspected monogenic conditions in the Australian public health care system

    Australian Genomics Health Alliance Acute Care Flagship, 23 Jun 2020, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 323, 24, p. 2503-2511 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    The leadership behaviors needed to implement clinical genomics at scale: a qualitative study

    Best, S., Stark, Z., Brown, H., Long, J. C., Hewage, K., Gaff, C., Braithwaite, J. & Taylor, N., 13 May 2020, In : Genetics in Medicine. 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • The personal utility and uptake of genomic sequencing in pediatric and adult conditions: eliciting societal preferences with three discrete choice experiments

    Goranitis, I., Best, S., Christodoulou, J., Stark, Z. & Boughtwood, T., 6 May 2020, In : Genetics in Medicine. 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • A transformative translational change programme to introduce genomics into healthcare: a complexity and implementation science study protocol

    Taylor, N., Best, S., Martyn, M., Long, J. C., North, K. N., Braithwaite, J. & Gaff, C., 1 Mar 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 3, p. 1-15 15 p., e024681.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    11 Downloads (Pure)


    Awarded top 10% downloaded paper for 2018-2019 (Wiley)

    Kate Churruca (Recipient), Kristiana Ludlow (Recipient), Natalie Taylor (Recipient), Janet Long (Recipient), Stephanie Best (Recipient) & Jeffrey Braithwaite (Recipient), 2020