Full Name
Kathryn North
Job title
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Speaker bio
Professor Kathryn North AC is Director of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the David Danks Professor of Child Health Research at the University of Melbourne.

Professor North is a clinician-scientist and over the past decade she has focussed on the implementation of genomic medicine into clinical practice. Since 2016, she has led Australian Genomics, a national network of over 100 institutions around Australia, with the goal of embedding genomic medicine in the Australian health system. She has served on the Executive of GA4GH since 2014.

Professor North has received several awards and distinctions for her achievements including the Peter Wills Medal (2019) in recognition of her long-term contribution to building Australia’s international reputation in health and medical research. In 2019 she was awarded one of Australia’s highest honours, Companion (AC) of the Order of Australia, in recognition of her eminent service to genomic medicine.
Kathryn North