Associate Professor Kristine Barlow-Stewart

Director, Master of Genetic Counselling
Genetic Medicine, Northern Clinical School

E25 - Royal North Shore Hospital
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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Research interests

genetics and ethics, public policy and genetics, genetic counselling


2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008


  • Xu, M., Zou, L., Wilde, A., Meiser, B., Barlow-Stewart, K., Chan, B., Mitchell, P., Sousa, M., Schofield, P. (2013), Exploring culture-specific differences in beliefs about causes, kinship and the heritability of major depressive disorder: the views of Anglo-Celtic and Chinese-Australians. Journal of Genetic Counseling. 22(5), 613-624. [Abstract]
  • Gleeson, M., Meiser, B., Barlow-Stewart, K., Trainer, A., Tucker, K., Watts, K., Friedlander, M., Kasparian, N. (2013), Communication and information needs of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer regarding treatment-focused genetic testing. Oncology Nursing Forum. 40(3), 275-283. [Abstract]
  • McLoone, J., Watts, K., Menzies, S., Barlow-Stewart, K., Mann, G., Kasparian, N. (2013), Melanoma survivors at high risk of developing new primary disease: a qualitative examination of the factors that contribute to patient satisfaction with clinical care. Psycho-Oncology. 22(9), 1994-2000. [Abstract]
  • Burcher, S., Kirk, J., Meiser, B., Mitchell, G., Saunders, C., Rahman, B., Tucker, K., Barlow-Stewart, K., Watts, K., Gleeson, M. (2013), Oncology health professionals attitudes toward treatment-focused genetic testing for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Personalized Medicine. 10(5), 431-440.
  • Meiser, B., Schofield, P., Trevena, L., Wilde, A., Barlow-Stewart, K., Proudfoot, J., Peate, M., Dobbins, T., Christensen, H., Sherman, K., Karatas, J., Mitchell, P. (2013), Cluster randomized controlled trial of a psycho-educational intervention for people with a family history of depression for use in general practice. BMC Psychiatry. 13(1), 325. [Abstract]


  • Meiser, B., Gleeson, M., Kasparian, N., Barlow-Stewart, K., Ryan, M., Watts, K., Menon, D., Mitchell, G., Tucker, K. (2012), There is no decision to make: Experiences and attitudes toward treatment-focused genetic testing among women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Gynecologic Oncology. 124(1), 153-157. [Abstract]
  • Rahman, B., Meiser, B., Sachdev, P., Barlow-Stewart, K., Otlowski, M., Zilliacus, E., Schofield, P. (2012), To Know or Not to Know: An Update of the Literature on the Psychological and Behavioral Impact of Genetic Testing for Alzheimer Disease Risk. Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers. 16(8), 935-942. [Abstract]
  • Meiser, B., Gleeson, M., Watts, K., Peate, M., Zilliacus, E., Barlow-Stewart, K., Saunders, C., Mitchell, G., Kirk, J. (2012), Getting to the point: what women newly diagnosed with breast cancer want to know about treatment-focused genetic testing. Oncology Nursing Forum. 39(2), E101-E111. [Abstract]
  • Watts, K., Meiser, B., Mitchell, G., Kirk, J., Saunders, C., Peate, M., Duffy, J., Kelly, P., Gleeson, M., Barlow-Stewart, K., Rahman, B., Friedlander, M., Tucker, K. (2012), How should we discuss genetic testing with women newly diagnosed with breast cancer? Design and implementation of a randomized controlled trial of two models of delivering education about treatment-focused genetic testing to younger women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. BMC Cancer. 12(1), 320. [Abstract]


  • Zilliacus, E., Meiser, B., Lobb, E., Kelly, P., Barlow-Stewart, K., Kirk, J., Spigelman, A., Warwick, L., Tucker, K. (2011), Are videoconferenced consultations as effective as face-to-face consultations for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer genetic counseling?. Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics. 13(11), 933-41. [Abstract]
  • Saleh, M., Barlow-Stewart, K., Meiser, B., Kirk, J., Tucker, K. (2011), An Exploration of the Cultural Context of Kinship and Genetics Amongst Arabic-Australians: Implications for Practice. Journal of Genetic Counseling. 20(5), 465-75. [Abstract]
  • Dunlop, K., Barlow-Stewart, K., Butow, P., Heinrich, P. (2011), A Model of Professional Development for Practicing Genetic Counselors: Adaptation of Communication Skills Training in Oncology. Journal of Genetic Counseling. 20(3), 217-230. [Abstract]
  • Barlow-Stewart, K. (2011), Genetic Conditions. In: General Practice: The Integrative Approach. (pp.412-428).Australia: Elsevier Australia.
  • Karatas, J., Barlow-Stewart, K., Meiser, B., McMahon, C., Strong, K., Hill, W., Roberts, C., Kelly, P. (2011), A prospective study assessing anxiety, depression and maternal-fetal attachment in women using PGD. Human reproduction (Oxford, England). 26, 148-56. [Abstract]


  • Saleh, M., Barlow-Stewart, K., Meiser, B., Tucker, K., Eisenbruch, M., Kirk, J. (2010), Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of Arabic-Australians concerning cancer. Psycho-Oncology. 21(2), 195-202. [Abstract]
  • Dunlop, K., Barlow-Stewart, K., Giffin, M. (2010), Family health history - a role in prevention. Australian Family Physician. 39(10), 793-794. [Abstract]
  • Karatas, J., Barlow-Stewart, K., Strong, K., Meiser, B., McMahon, C., Roberts, C. (2010), Women's experience of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis: a qualitative study. Prenatal Diagnosis. 30(8), 771-777. [Abstract]
  • Karatas, J., Barlow-Stewart, K., Meiser, B., McMahon, C., Strong, K., Hill, W., Roberts, C., Kelly, P. (2010), Psychological adjustment, knowledge and unmet information needs in women undergoing PGD. Human reproduction (Oxford, England). 25(6), 1481-9. [Abstract]
  • Zilliacus, E., Meiser, B., Lobb, E., Dudding, T., Barlow-Stewart, K., Tucker, K. (2010), The virtual consultation: practitioners' experiences of genetic counseling by videoconferencing in Australia. Telemedicine Journal and E-health. 16(3), 350-357. [Abstract]
  • Lobb, E., Barlow-Stewart, K., Suthers, G., Hallowell, N. (2010), Treatment-focused DNA testing for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients: some implications for clinical practice. Clinical genetics. 77(0), 350-4. [Abstract]
  • Karatas, J., Strong, K., Barlow-Stewart, K., McMahon, C., Meiser, B., Roberts, C. (2010), Psychological impact of preimplantation genetic diagnosis: a review of the literature. Reproductive Biomedicine Online. 20(1), 83-91. [Abstract]
  • Dunlop, K., Barlow-Stewart, K. (2010), 'Start the Conversation': The New South Wales (Australia) Family Health History Campaign. Public Health Genomics. 13(5), 301-309. [Abstract]


  • Zilliacus, E., Meiser, B., Lobb, E., Barlow-Stewart, K., Tucker, K. (2009), A Balancing Act-Telehealth Cancer Genetics and Practitioners' Experiences of a Triadic Consultation. Journal of genetic counseling. 18(6), 598-605. [Abstract]
  • Saleh, M., Barlow-Stewart, K., Meiser, B., Muchamore, I. (2009), Challenges faced by genetics service providers' practicing in a culturally and linguistically diverse population: an Australian experience. Journal of Genetic Counseling. 18(5), 436-446. [Abstract]
  • Barlow-Stewart, K., Taylor, S., Treloar, S., Stranger, M., Otlowski, M. (2009), Verification of consumers' experiences and perceptions of genetic discrimination and its impact on utilization of genetic testing. Genetics In Medicine. 11(3), 193-201. [Abstract]
  • Emery, J., Barlow-Stewart, K., Metcalfe, S. (2009), There's cancer in the family. Australian Family Physician. 38, 194-198.
  • Axler, R., Strong, K., Jordens, C., Ankeny, R., Barlow-Stewart, K., Kerridge, I. (2009), What's in a name? Searching the web for information about ethically contentious and emerging technologies. Journal of Communication in Healthcare. 2(2), 173-183.


  • Meiser, B., Irle, J., Lobb, E., Barlow-Stewart, K. (2008), Assessment of the Content and Process of Genetic Counseling: A Critical Review of Empirical Studies. Journal of genetic counseling. 17(5), 434-51. [Abstract]
  • Taylor, S., Treloar, S., Barlow-Stewart, K., Stranger, M., Otlowski, M. (2008), Investigating genetic discrimination in Australia: a large-scale survey of clinical genetics clients. Clinical genetics. 74(1), 20-30. [Abstract]
  • Meiser, B., Tucker, K., Friedlander, M., Barlow-Stewart, K., Lobb, E., Saunders, C., Mitchell, G. (2008), Genetic counselling and testing for inherited gene mutations in newly diagnosed patients with breast cancer: a review of the existing literature and a proposed research agenda. Breast cancer research : BCR. 10(6), 216. [Abstract]