Specialist Advisors to the Fragile X Society


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


All of our specialist advisors are professionals who have a long association with us; indeed many of our members know one or more of them if they have participated their research studies; or they may have heard them speak at our family conferences, or they may have read one or more of their research papers. 


The professionals who comprise our current specialist advisors are:


Professor Jeremy Turk 

Consultant Child & Adolescent Neuropsychiatrist,  South London & Maudsley Foundation NHS Trust


Professor Gaia Scerif
Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow, Dept. of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford and St. Catherine's College


Dr. Sébastien Jacquemont
Department of Medical Genetics, University of Lausanne


Professor Chris Oliver 

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


Dr Andrew Stanfield

Senior Clinical Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh


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


Denise Dew-Hughes

Teacher, researcher and author in special education


Charles Gibb

Educational Psychologist, The Educational Psychology Practice


Dr Mark C Hirst

Senior Lecturer in Human Genetics, The Open University


Professor Jonathan Herring

Vice Dean and Professor Law at the University of Oxford


Dr Hayley Crawford

Research Associate, Coventry University


Dr Sundus Alusi

Consultant Neurologist (Movement Disorder Speciality)- The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Iris Trender-Gerhard




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