Dr Leigh Waddell

Business Manager

Doctor of Philosophy, Paediatrics and Child Health, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead; Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney.

Leigh joined the Kids Neuroscience Centre in late 2004. Her goal is to enhance diagnostic practices to provide all patients living with neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) a genetic diagnosis and ultimately a cure for their disease. Leigh has co-authored 20 high-quality publications as well as 1 book chapter. Many of these publications have made major differences to the diagnosis or testing practices of NMDs. 

Leigh is also a committed member of the diagnostic steering group of the Australasian Neuromuscular Network (ANN).  The ANN was established to bring together patient groups, clinicians, diagnostic laboratories and researchers in the field. Together the ANN has made huge advancements towards establishing coordinated diagnostic services for NMDs in Australia.