Scientific Advisory Board

The FAST Australia Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)was established to provide professional advice on current and future scientific programs,  ensuring they are both beneficial and relevant to our goals. Members of the FAST Australia SAB generously volunteer their time and expertise.

Specific disciplines represented by the SAB include: paediatric neurology, epilepsy, diet and nutrition, human neurodevelopment, human cognitive disorders, small animal behaviour, animal models of human disorders, mechanisms of learning and memory, synaptic plasticity and function, cellular signal transduction, cellular protein trafficking, epigenetics and genetics.

Randal Moldrich


Paediatric Neurology Fellow at Perth Children’s Hospital. Honourary Fellow, UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland.

PhD in neuropharmacology and a track record in neurobiology research, including over 35 published papers and numerous grants, including a National Health and Medical Research Council fellowship, and Project Grant as co-Chief Investigator.
Randal has a long standing interest in developmental neurobiology.

Joel Mackay

Professor, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Chair; Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Cluster; School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney.

Specialties: Biochemistry, Structural and molecular biology, Mechanisms of gene regulation.

Helen (Honey) Heussler

Associate Professor, Medical Director of Child Development at the Queensland Children’s Hospital.

Specialties: Developmental and behavioural paediatrician with dual qualification in sleep medicine.

Interests: behavioural phenotypes, genetics, sleep and child development.

Mark Williams

Chief Scientist at Genomic Diagnostics, leading a team providing NATA-accredited germline, somatic and reproductive genomic assays.

Specialties: Diagnostic pathology and genomics, relationship to phenotype and neuronal function.

Interests: Improving patient care through translation and integration of genomic techniques into the clinical diagnostic laboratory.