Prof Hugh Dawkins

Professor Hugh Dawkins leads the Office of Population Health Genomics (OPHG). He has been instrumental in the translation of technology and new knowledge into health policy and implementation of those policies into public health best practice in particular, to minimise the impact of genetic and rare diseases. Specifically, his Office has worked closely with Rare Voices Australia in leading and coordinating Australian efforts in the development of a National Framework for Rare Disease, and is responsible for implementing the Western Australian Rare Diseases Strategic Framework. OPHG continues to gather population based epidemiological and social evidence on the impact of genetic and rare diseases within the community and across the broader health sector.