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 is an affiliated researcher with the Hunter Medical Research Institute, and 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
BEng, BCS, PhD

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

He is also Chief Technology Officer and 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 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 FaceMatch Project.

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.

Carlos has 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.

Jackie Boyle
RN, BHSc, 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 over the last seventeen years, Jackie has had the opportunity to gain a range of experience in different research settings.

She is a current member of the Hunter New England Research Ethics Committee and a member of the HGSA Education Ethics and Social Issues Committee.

She is also a member of the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation ID Network Research and Development Subcommittee.

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 is an affiliated researcher with Hunter Medical Research Institute.

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.