Alumni

Bankier, Agnes OAM

  • Delighted to be known as the mother of my two children, Adina and David, and 7 grandchildrenAgnes Bankier

    Professional journey

    1973 MBBS (Hon) Monash University

    1975 - 1976 NHMRC Research Fellow Prince Henry’s Research Centre

    1977 - 1981 Joined RCH Training in Paediatrics FRACP

    1981 - 1983 Clinical Genetics Training program with John G Rogers and David M Danks 

    1985 - 2009 Geneticist to the POSSUM Program, the most exciting project of my career

    1987 - 1997 Geelong Genetic Counselling Clinic

    1991 - 2001 Head of Genetic Service at Monash Health

    1994 - 1997 SRACI “Waller Committee” IVF, ITA(1998), VARTA (2010)

    1995 - 1998 Clinical Director VCGS

    2000 - 2009 Director of VCGS: Genetic Health and VCGS Pathology

    2003 - 2007 Chair, Birth Defects Register Advisory Committee

    2010 - 2014 Cancer Genetics, Austin Health

    2010 - Current  Chair RCH Human Research Ethics Committee

    Roles in the Human Genetic Society of Australasia

    • 1990  Member of the Victorian Branch, HGSA. State representative on Council
    • 1994 - 1998 Member of Specialist Advisory Committee in Clinical Genetics, RACP
    • 1994 - 1997 Convenor Clinical Genetics Services Subcommittee,
    • 1995 -1997 Inaugural Chair of the AACG
    • 1996- 2009 Member of the Ethics and Social Issues Sub-committee, HGSA
    • 1997 - 1998 Vice President, HGSA
    • 1999 - 2000 President, Human Genetics Society of Australasia
    • 1997- 2003 Representative of the HGSA on the Executive of the IFHG established in1996
    • 2008 - 2012 Chair, Education Committee,
    • 2011 - 2015 Member of ESIC
    • 2012 Chair, ESIC HGSA
    • 2015 - Current Honorary Archivist of HGSA

    Current interests

    Enjoy entertaining / travelling with family and friends, the curiosity and energy of grandchildren, cycling, yoga/pilati, in-depth learning of Judaic texts and promoting / supporting Shaare Zedek Medical Centre, Jerusalem