Professor Bronwyn Kerr MBBS FRACP FRCP FRCPCH Consultant Clinical Geneticist and Associate Medical Director, University of Manchester

GMC Registered (2704313)


Professor Bronwyn Kerr studied medicine at the University of Sydney. She qualified in paediatrics and genetics in Australia before moving to the UK in 1993. Professor Kerr was appointed as a Consultant Clinical Geneticist in 1995, based at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Her main clinical interests are the causes of intellectual disability and congenital malformations and genetic kidney disease.

Her research interests include the development of reliable guidelines for the management of rare diseases and the systematic collection of natural history, with the aim of high quality treatment. She is a member of the medical advisory boards of the International Costello Syndrome Support Group, the Costello Syndrome Family Network (USA), and the Noonan Syndrome Association (UK).

Professor Kerr's clinical specialist interests are Rett syndrome and disorders of the RAS/MAPK pathway, called Rasopathies. This includes the common condition, Noonan syndrome, and the rarer conditions, Costello syndrome and Cardio-facio-cutaneous syndrome.


General paediatric and adult genetic clinic - St Mary’s Hospital and Blackpool (monthly).

Intellectual disability, especially disorders of the RAS/MAPK pathway (Noonan syndrome, Costello syndrome, Cardio-facio-cutaneous syndrome) - Blackpool and St Mary’s Hospital.

Genetic renal disease - St Mary’s Hospital and Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (monthly adult and paediatric multi-disciplinary clinics).

Rett syndrome clinic (multi-disciplinary) - St Mary’s Hospital (3 or 4 a year).