MB BS PhD FRACP FRCPA FFSc(RCPA)
Professor Edwin Kirk is a clinical geneticist at Sydney Children's Hospital and a genetic pathologist at NSW Health Pathology's Randwick Genomics Laboratory. He is co-lead of the Mackenzie's Mission carrier screening project, and reproductive genetic carrier screening is a major research focus. Other research interests include congenital heart disease and the causes of intellectual disability. Kirk ifs the author of the popular science book The Genes That Make Us: human stories from a revolution in medicine (title in the Northern Hemisphere The Boy Who Wasn't Short).
Broad Research Areas
Reproductive Genetic Carrier Screening
Cardiology and Vascular Disease
Psychological Impact of Genetic Disease
Genetics - Genome Analysis
Paediatrics / Child Health
Specific Research Keywords
Society Memberships & Professional Activities
Member of HGSA, ASIEM, AACG, ASDG.
Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Major source at present is MRFF
Reproductive genetic carrier screening has been Kirk's main focus in recent years, but he remains active in research into other areas of genetics including congenital heart disease, causes of intellectual disability and genetic syndromes and the psychosocial aspects of genetic conditions.
All areas of clinical genetics, taught at medical student and postgraduate
levels. Physician education in general