Cynthia Roberts

Dr Cynthia Roberts is a trained geneticist.  She graduated from Adelaide University with Honours in Genetics and completed her PhD in preimplantation genetics  from Sydney University.

Cynthia has a background in genetic research as well as running a clinical cytogenetics service in NSW at Royal North Shore Hospital and  Genea (previously Sydney IVF), particularly focussing on prenatal testing.
Cynthia worked with Genea for 25 years both as the Genetics Director and, for 10 years as the Chief Risk Officer. She has an adult son, Daniel  who has Fragile X syndrome, and 2 daughters.

Cynthia has acted as the President of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia and is a former committee member of  Fragile X Association of Australia. Now retired from work, she is keen to contribute further to FXAA.  Cynthia was appointed to the Board for a second term at the AGM on 20 November 2022.



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