About Judy Kirk
Associate Professor Judy Kirk MBBS (Sydney), FRACP, having trained in paediatric oncology in 1987, spent three years from 1991 in Seattle in the field of cancer genetics. In 1995, she set up the Familial Cancer Service at Westmead Hospital. It cares for individuals and their families with concerns about a family history of cancer.
Professor David Weisbrot AM BA(Hons) Queens College New York, JD University of California. He is a Professor of Law and Governance at Macquarie University and Professor of Legal Policy at the US Studies Centre at Sydney University. He is also an Emeritus Professor of Law and an Honorary Professorial Fellow in Medicine at the University of Sydney.
He was President of the Australian Law Reform Commission from 1999 to 2009, where he led major inquiries into, inter alia, the Protection of Human Genetic Information, Gene Patenting and Human Health, and Privacy Law and Practice. He is a member of the Human Genetics Advisory Committee of the NHMRC.
He was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Australian Government in 2003 for ‘services to law reform’, and made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2006 for service to the law and other areas of legal interest. He recently received the NHMRC’s award for most outstanding contribution to health and medical research.