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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 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 Becky Hardiman

Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Cardiff

Carina Schey

Consultant health economist based in Switzerland

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