Prof Lynette Sadleir
Professor Lynette Sadleir joined the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Otago, Wellington in 1999 following an Epilepsy Fellowship at British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital. In her clinical role as a paediatric epileptologist, she diagnoses and manages children with epilepsy. She is a physician scientist with expertise in epilepsy phenotyping and epilepsy genetics. She is the Director of the Epilepsy Research Group at the University of Otago, Wellington. The Epilepsy Research Group is committed to improving the quality of life for individuals with epilepsy and their families. Her main research focus is identifying new and defining emerging epilepsy syndromes and finding their genetic causes. Professor Sadleir is a member of the International League Against Epilepsy Clinical Genetic Testing in the Epilepsies Task Force.
The Power of the Phenotype. What is it and Why Does it Matter?