Dr Tracy Dudding-Byth

Dr Tracy Dudding-Byth

BMed FRACP, PhD

Dr Tracy Dudding-Byth is a consultant clinical geneticist working within the NSW Genetics of Learning Disability (GOLD service), Hunter New England Health in Australia.

Dr Dudding-Byth has 20 years' experience in clinical genetics and dysmorphology.

Her clinical and research expertise include the genetics and clinical characterisation of rare (but collectively common) forms of intellectual disability.

She is a founding co-director of Rare Voices Australia, a rare disease national advocacy organisation and a chief investigator of the University of Newcastle Grow-up-well Priority Research Centre.

Dr Dudding-Byth will lead this project as a Hunter New England Health Clinical Research Fellow.

Dr Tracy Dudding-Byth's research profile
Professor Brian Lovell

Professor Brian Lovell

BEng, BCS, PhD. Dr

Professor Lovell is the Professor of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia.

He is a founding co-director of Imagus Technology Pty Ltd.

His research expertise includes biometrics, optimal image segmentation and robust face recognition from mobile and wearable devices.

He served on the Editorial Board of Pattern Recognition Letters and reviews for many of the major journals in the fields of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition.

In March 2005, he was awarded Number 1 author at University of Queensland (UQ) and over 100,000 copies of his papers have been downloaded from the UQ library archive.

Professor Lovell pioneered the state-of-the-art core face recognition technology used for the Face Diagnosis project.

Professor Brian Lovell's research profile
Dr Carlos Riveros

Dr Carlos Riveros

MSc (Physics), PhD

Dr Carlos Riveros is a Hunter New England Health Computer Science Research Fellow within the Hunter Medical Research Institute with a background in physics and extensive experience in software development, bioinformatics and very large data-sets.

His long term research focus is in data mining and knowledge discovery problems in large, diverse and complex data.

He is interested in the application of modern massively parallel computer paradigms, such as distributed grid computing, cloud computing/map-reduce, General Purpose Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) to accelerate computation in large and very large biological data-sets.

Carlos' experience comes from a diverse career in applied High-Performance Computing for research, industry and academia sectors.

Dr Carlos Riveros' research profile
Professor John Attia

Professor John Attia

MD, FRACP, PhD

John Attia is the Professor of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Newcastle and has expertise in population, clinical, molecular and genetic epidemiology.

Professor Attia received the Hunter New England Health Award of Research Excellence in 2012 in recognition of his expertise in research methodology, analysis and molecular genetics.

He has been listed on the National Health and Advisory Research Council register of Evidence-Based Medicine experts and has provided epidemiological expertise to the Therapeutic Goods Administration and currently to the Medical Services Advisory Committee.

Jackie Boyle

Jackie Boyle

RN, BHSc, Grad Cert Child & Family Health, MBioethics

Jackie is a genetic counsellor and clinical nurse consultant working for the NSW Genetics of Learning Disability (GOLD) service in Australia.

She has seventeen years of clinical experience working within the specialty of inherited intellectual disability.

As a member of many collaborative research teams during this time, Jackie has also gained a range of experience in different research settings. She hopes this project will provide real benefits for families.

Dr Anna Hackett

Dr Anna Hackett

MBBS, FRACP (Paediatrics), MHA

Dr Anna Hackett is a consultant clinical geneticist working within the NSW Genetics of Learning Disability (GOLD service) and Hunter Genetics, Hunter New England Health in Australia.

Dr Hackett has over 20 years’ experience in clinical genetics and dysmorphology.

Her clinical and research expertise include the genetics of intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders.

Sheridan O'Donnell

Sheridan O'Donnell

Associate Genetic Counsellor, BSc

Sheridan is a genetic counsellor based at Hunter Genetics in Newcastle. She works with families living with or being investigated for genetic conditions in childhood, adulthood and during pregnancy.

Sheridan is excited that the current era of genomics and research will facilitate a diagnosis for families who have been looking for answers for so long.

Dr Anne Baxter

Dr Anne Baxter

MBChB, FRACP

Dr Anne Baxter is a consultant clinical geneticist working within the Hunter Genetics service, Hunter New England Health in Australia.

Dr Ben Kamien

Dr Ben Kamien

Dr Ben Kamien is a consultant clinical geneticist working at Genetic Services of Western Australia.

His clinical interests include dysmorphology and conditions associated with overgrowth.

He is interested in improved diagnostic processes for patients and expects that this project will help that effort enormously.