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.