Wayne is a researcher at St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research (SVI) in Melbourne. His team is focused on understanding Fanconi anaemia and he is passionate about making a difference to people affected by FA through fundamental research and through FASA. Wayne, Hannah Fluhler and a large team of experts have a research study open, which individuals with FA and their families can participate in.

Wayne is from Adelaide where he obtained his PhD and came to SVI after overseas roles as an academic postdoc and group leader in industry. Since being at SVI his laboratory has received funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund and Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision.

When Wayne is not in the laboratory he likes spending time with his family, reading, trying to master foreign languages, playing sports, listening to and playing music and watching AFL, despite suffering from anxiety when his team, the Adelaide Crows, plays.