Regional Genetic Service,
St Mary's Hospital,
Professor Jill Clayton-Smith has been a consultant in clinical genetics since 1994. She qualified from Manchester Univeristy in 1982 and gained experience in adult medicine, paediatrics, obestrics and gynaecology prior to commencing training in clinical genetics in 1986. Special interests are in dysmorphology, paediatric neurodevelopmental disorders, orofacial clefting and syndromic eye diseases. Professor Clayton-Smith is involved in teaching of undergraduates and postgraduates and is involved in organising and supervision of student and postgrdauate research projects. She also organises educational meetings for clinical geneticists and paediatricians including the biennial Manchester Dysmorphology Conference. She is the Clinical lead for research within St Mary's Division of the Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust. Her own research interests include genetics of orofacial clefting and long term follow up of children born to mothers with epilepsy.