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.
Reviewers: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 Principal 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 President 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 Melbourne
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