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Professor Edwin Kirk

Sch Women's&Children's Health
T: 
(02) 9382 1704
E: 
e.kirk@unsw.edu.au

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Profile

Broad Research Areas
Cardiology and Vascular Disease
Psychological Impact of Genetic Disease
Genetics - Genome Analysis
Paediatrics / Child Health  

Specific Research Keywords    
Atrial Septal Defect
Clinical Genetics
Chromosomal disorders
Cleft Palate  
     
Teaching Interests    
All areas of clinical genetics, taught at medical student and postgraduate
levels. Physician education in general.     
         
Society Memberships & Professional Activities    
Member of HGSA, ASIEM, ASHG, AMA.
Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Director of Paediatric Physician Training, GESCHN

Grants: 

Funding Sources    
Heartkids
Adolph Basser Trust
Malcolm Alan Burgess and Julia Burgess Trust    
NHMRC

Research
Research activities: 

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is my main research focus. There is a major genetic contribution to CHD, and my research encompasses both rare Mendelian and common non-Mendelian forms. Past approaches to gene identification have included classical mapping studies both in humans and in a mouse model, as well as candidate gene approaches. Recent and planned future studies ahve employed the power of modern genomic technologies with sequencing of the exome (all coding sequences in the genome). Concurrently, I have been involved with studies of the psychological impact of CHD on families. Other interests include chromosomal disorders and the genetics of facial clefting.

Field of Research (FOR) Tag: 
Paediatrics
Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Genomics
Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Socio-economic Objective (SEO) tags: 
Child Health
Teaching & Supervision
I am available to supervise: 
Yes
Areas of supervision: 

Thesis topics for current UNSW Medicine postgraduate research students:

  • Genetics of Congenital Heart Disease
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