Williams, Dr Margaret Smith and Sue
Dr Margaret Smith is a molecular geneticist with over 20 years’ experience in neurogenetics and cancer genetics. A brilliant scientist, she has worked in major teaching hospitals in both Australia and New Zealand. Margaret has helped develop methods to enable cost-effective breast cancer screening in diagnostic laboratories in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. She is recognised locally for her contribution to genetics with her appointments to the Human Variome Project, as scientific associate of the Genomic Disorders Research Centre, and as associate investigator for the NH&MRC grant application for funding to provide a database for collection of sequence variation. Since 2000, she’s been a member of the Victorian Cooperative Oncology Group (Cancer Genetics Advisory Committee). Recently, Margaret became the co-founder of a nutritional genomics company called SmartDNA Sue Williams is a bestselling author and award-winning journalist, who worked in print and television in the UK and New Zealand before coming to Australia in 1989 and writing for all of the country’s leading newspapers and magazines. Her recent books include Growing Great Kids with Father Chris Riley, Outback Heroines, Father Bob: The Larrikin Priest and Left For Dead about a policewoman left fighting for her life after a brutal attack. Sue has long had an interest in health and wellness; her first book, Powering-Up, was a guide to beating stress and living well.