Specialist Advisors to the Fragile X Society

 

We passionately believe in the importance of providing high-quality, evidence-based information to those affected by Fragile X Syndrome. As such, our resources are peer-reviewed by specialist advisors who are experts in their field. In addition, our specialist advisors support us with reviewing new Fragile X research studies, to determine whether we will support them by advertising participation opportunities to our members. 

 

All of our specialist advisors are professionals who have a long association with us. Many of our members know one or more of them, by either having participated in their research studies, heard them speak at our family conferences, or read one or more of their research papers.

The professionals who comprise our current specialist advisors are:

 

Dr Mark C Hirst, BSc (Hons), PhD

Head of Cell and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, The Open University

 

Dr Angela Barnicoat

Consultant Clinical Geneticist, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust

 

Professor Dame Kay E Davies

Co-Director, Oxford Centre of Gene Function, University of Oxford

 

Dr Angus Clarke

Professor in Clinical Genetics, Cardiff University School of Medicine and Honorary Consultant, All-Wales Medical Genomics Service

 

Prof Chris Oliver, BSc MPhil PhD CPsychol AFBPsS

Professor of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham

 

Prof Gaia Scerif, BSc, PhD
Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford and St. Catherine's College

 

Dr Andrew Stanfield, MB ChB MRCPsych

Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Patrick Wild Centre, University of Edinburgh

 

Dr Hayley Crawford

Assistant Professor, University of Warwick

 

Dr Sundus Alusi

Consultant Neurologist, The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery

 

Prof Jonathan Herring, MA, BCL

Professor of Law, University of Oxford and DW Wolf-Clarendon Fellow in Law, Exeter College, University of Oxford

Dr Jennifer L. Austin, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Professor of Psychology and Head of Behaviour Analysis, School of Psychology, University of South Wales

 

Dr Becky Hardiman

Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Cardiff