Elected: 2019
Discipline: Clinical Sciences
Professor David Robert FitzPatrick FRSE

Professor and Group Leader, MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh.

Professor David FitzPatrick has been based in the MRC Human Genetics Unit at the University of Edinburgh since 2000 and leads a paediatric genetic research group which is focused on understanding the genetic basis of developmental disorders affecting the eye and brain. His primary aim is to improve the diagnosis and management of children with severe and ultra-rare disorders. David has also been one half of the Coletta/FitzPatrick songwriting partnership best known for their work with the Humpff Family in the early 1990’s.