Principal author: 

 Professor Peter Koopman, PhD, FAA
 Professor of Developmental Biology
 Institute for Molecular Bioscience
 The University of Queensland

Peter Koopman is a research scientist whose career studying the biology and genetics of sex development spans 25 years. Since his work on the discovery of the Y-chromosomal testis-determining gene Sry, he has become the most prolific researcher in the field worldwide.



 Professor Garry Warne, AM, MBBS, FRACP
 Honorary Professorial Fellow
 Departmant of Paediatrics
 The University of Melbourne

Garry Warne is a clinician and researcher who is highly regarded for his work with children with DSD. He was director of endocrinology at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia for 19 years. He has authored several books and other resources relating to DSD, participates in a multi-disciplinary team conducting a long-term follow-up study of patients who had genital surgery early in life, and has helped found a number of DSD support groups in Australia.


 Dr Andrew Cotterill, MD
 Mater Children’s Hospital, Brisbane 
 Queensland Paediatric Endocrinology

Andrew Cotterill is a medical physician specializing in diagnosing and treating endocrine disorders in babies, children and adolescents. He is a past president of the Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group, which fosters a sharing of research and clinical care among paediatric endocrinologists across Australia and New Zealand.


 Morgan Carpenter
 Organization Intersex International Australia

Morgan Carpenter is an intersex advocate who has authored OII submissions to Senate Inquiries on anti-discrimination legislation and involuntary or coerced sterilisation, and participates in Senate hearings and discussions with government ministers and other politicians. He is also a member of the National LGBTI Health Alliance’s Intersex, Trans and Gender Diversity Working Group, and Mental Health Working Group.


 Professor Vincent Harley, PhD
 Research Group Head, Brain and Gender
 Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Vincent Harley is a research scientist specializing in molecular genetics. His research focuses on sex determining genes, gonadal development and intersex conditions.


 Bronwyn Adams, BSc/BA
 Senior Communications Officer
 Institute for Molecular Bioscience
 The University of Queensland

Bronwyn Adams has more than a decade of experience as a science writer, preparing reports, social media communications and press releases dealing with a range of issues in the life sciences.


We thank these expert reviewers, and acknowledge Mei Goh, Rebekka van Kampen, Jimmy Wu and Lance Rathbone for graphics and website construction.



Last updated: 15 July 2015

Edit history: Author P. Koopman 9/13, revised 10/13