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Senior lecturer, School of Women's and Children's Health, UNSW Sydney

Debra Kennedy graduated in Medicine from the University of Sydney and trained in Paediatrics and Clinical Genetics in Sydney before completing a Fellowship in Clinical Genetics and Teratology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto Canada. She established MotherSafe, the NSW Statewide Medications in Pregnancy and Lactation Advisory Service at the Royal Hospital for Women in January 2000. Debra is Director of MotherSafe where she oversees the telephone counselling service and also runs the clinic. She is a conjoint senior lecturer in the School of Women’s and Children’s Health at UNSW and is involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Debra also directs the provision of Clinical Genetics Services at IVF Australia with a particular focus on genetic counselling in relation to preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).