Our People

The NIHR funds and supports world-class experts in the field of genetics. In addition, our experts in the NIHR Clinical Research Network (National Specialty Leads) can give advice on delivering your genetics study in the NHS.

Professor Eamonn Maher

Professor Eamonn Maher is the NIHR Clinical Research Network National Specialty Lead for Genetics.  He is Professor of Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine and Head of the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of Cambridge.  He is also an NIHR Senior Investigator and holds an European Research Council Advanced Researcher Award.  Prior to taking up his current post in 2013 he was Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Birmingham (1996-2013).  His research interested include inherited cancer genetics, human developmental genetics and genomic imprinting.

Local Specialty Leads

Find your local Genetics specialty leads here.


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