Skye McKay

Ms Skye McKay

Senior Project Officer
BSc (Biomedical) (Hons) MSc (Genetic Counselling)
Medicine & Health
School of Population Health


I am a Senior Project Officer within the School of Population Health Implementation science team. I help to coordinate multi-site studies, conduct clinician interviews and focus groups, and contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of site-specific interventions.

I am currently working on the Precision Care Clinics Initiative, which aims to optimise the delivery of evidence-based precision cancer medicine in the Australian public health system and enable effective and efficient scale up. I have over 3 years’ experience as an implementation lead and over 6 years’ experience as a clinical researcher, which includes managing large patient cohorts and genomic datasets. I am a trained associate genetic counsellor, with clinical experience in genomics, familial cancer and prenatal care.


A selection of my journal articles is below. See more research publications on Google Scholar.


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  • Journal articles | 2023

    Taylor, N., McKay, S., Long, J.C. et al. Aligning intuition and theory: a novel approach to identifying the determinants of behaviours necessary to support implementation of evidence into practice. Implementation Sci 18, 29 (2023).

    Journal articles | 2023

    Kelada L, Robertson E, McKay S, et al. Communicating with families of young people with hard-to-treat cancers: Healthcare professionals’ perspectives on challenges, skills, and training. Authorea Preprints; (2023).

    Journal articles | 2023

    Morrow, A., Steinberg, J., Chan, P., Tiernan, G., Kennedy, E., Egoroff, N., Hilton, D., Sankey, L., Venchiarutti, R., Hayward, A., Pearn, A., McKay, S., Debono, D., Hogden, E., Taylor, N., In person and virtual process mapping experiences to capture and explore variability in clinical practice: application to genetic referral pathways across seven Australian hospital networks, Transl. Behav. Med 13, 8 (2023).

    Journal Articles | 2022

    Steinberg, J., Chan, P., Hogden, E. et al. Lynch syndrome testing of colorectal cancer patients in a high-income country with universal healthcare: a retrospective study of current practice and gaps in seven Australian hospitals. Hered Cancer Clin Pract 20, 18 (2022).

    Journal Articles | 2019

    Dwarte T, McKay S, Johns A, Tucker K, et al. Genetic counselling and personalised risk assessment in the Australian pancreatic cancer screening program. Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2019;17(1):30.

    Journal Articles | 2017

    Johns AL, McKay SH, Humphris JL, Pinese M, et al. Lost in translation: returning germline genetic results in genome-scale cancer research. Genome Med. 2017;9(1):41.

    Journal articles | 2016

    McKay SH, Humphris JL, Johns AL, Gill AJ, Tucker K. Inherited pancreatic cancer. Cancer Forum. 2016;40(1):30-3. https://doi/10.3316/informit.973148319852081

    Journal articles | 2015

    Chantrill, L. A., Nagrial, A. M., Watson, C., et al. Precision medicine for advanced pancreas cancer: The individualized molecular pancreatic cancer therapy (IMPaCT) Trial. Clin Cancer Res, 21(9) (2015), 2029-2037.

    Journal articles | 2014

    Johns, A.L., Miller, D.K., Simpson, S.H. et al. Returning individual research results for genome sequences of pancreatic cancer. Genome Med 6, 42 (2014).