iDNA Health is the first clinic in Australia to provide access to personalised healthcare through groundbreaking genetic science.
iDNA Health are the experts in Clinical Genetics and have almost a decade of clinical genetic experience.
We are focused on helping everyone flourish and live more energised lives by realising the benefits of understanding their unique DNA profile and providing a targeted, effective solution to their
health and wellness.
Practitioners and Clinical Services
We are passionate about how DNA can support people in making better choices regarding their health and wellbeing.
Our experienced, expert team will guide you on your personalised health journey.
Medical herbalist | clinical genetics | CEO
Founder of iDNA Health, Sharon Palmer was a very early adopter of using genetics in her practice. While most practitioners are just starting in this field, Sharon has almost a decade of clinical genetics experience. She was the Business Development Manager for an international genetic profiling company; has conducted genetic based research into Women’s Health and Autism Spectrum Disorder; part of a team that developed genetic based software for practitioners; and has trained hundreds of GPs and allied health professionals around the world in clinical genetics.
Associate Professor | Clinical Neurosciences
Associate Professor Hamid Sohrabi began his career as a Clinical Psychologist in 1995. Dr Sohrabi’s research is focused on cognitive ageing, diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as preventive interventions to halt pathological cognitive decline. He is a Director of Smart Minds WA and is providing cognitive assessments at iDNA Health for patients with genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, and for those individuals wanting to be proactive in supporting their cognitive health by getting a baseline cognitive assessment by the age of 40.
Dr. SABINE BIRD
At iDNA Health, Sabine is conducting Cognitive Assessments with her Smart Minds colleagues. She has extensive experience and has worked worldwide; Germany, Ireland and now Australia. She started with a science degree at the University of Cologne and initially pursued a carrier in biological sciences and worked for a biotech company in Germany. In Australia she began working with world-leading Alzheimer’s researcher Prof Ralph Martins and gained extensive experience in neuropsychological testing with Alzheimer’s research participants. Sabine gained her PhD in Neurosciences at the University of Western Australia.
Nutritionist | Clinical Genetics
Elly has a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition Bioscience and has a strong interest in paediatric nutrition and food intolerances. Genetic research is highlighting the need to identify food intolerances early, as early detection and management changes the trajectory and risk of autoimmune diseases and inflammatory bowel disease. Elly works closely with patients, using genetics to identify their food intolerances and then develops an integrated personalised dietary program.
Practice Manager | Clinical Program Coordinator
Sandy has extensive experience in project management and brings these skills to her role as Practice Manager and Clinical Program Coordinator. She has a lifelong interest in health and wellbeing. She has been a youth worker and is a certified and practicing Iyengar yoga instructor. Sandy is a clinical practitioner in her own right, with a special interest in treating chronic unresolved pain. Sandy has studied and participated in professional development, nationally and internationally, where she has worked with world leaders in the field of treating chronic unresolved pain. Sandy has lectured on these pain techniques to practitioners and staff at the Pain Clinic at Royal Perth Hospital here in Perth.
Researchers and Technology Experts
Prof Ralph Martins
- World-Leading Researcher in Ageing and Alzheimer’s Disease
- Foundation Chair in Ageing and Alzheimer’s at Edith Cowan University
- Prof of Neurobiology at Macquarie University
- Holds numerous Adjunct Professorial appointments with esteemed universities around the world
- WA Australian of The Year
- Author “Maggies Recipes for Life” with Maggie Beer
Prof Martins contributed to the pioneering discovery of Beta-amyloid, an important protein found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, which is now universally acknowledged as being central to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. He was the first researcher to propose and demonstrate oxidative stress in the Alzheimer brain, which has been described as a significant landmark discovery. He is now working on developing early diagnostic tests for Alzheimer’s. iDNA Health will be working with Prof Ralph Martins to provide memory and cognitive assessments to our patients whose have been identified with high risk Alzheimer’s genes.
Chief Technology Officer
- CTO Fitgenes 2012-2015
- Led the design and development of the operational software platform – Pracware
- Aeronautical Research Laboratories 1982-2015
- Senior Science and Technology Advisor
- Artificial Intelligence Specialist
- Australia Day Award 2003 for outstanding contributions to software development
- Inventor of the Year 1991
Dino is an expert in software design and development and is working with iDNA Health to develop software to support delivery of our exclusive and personalised genetic-based health reports.