About A/Prof Michael Gabbett


Associate Professor Michael Gabbett is one of Australia’s leading clinical geneticists. He welcomes patients from all backgrounds and age groups. He has a wealth of experience in both adult and paediatric genetic conditions, cancer genetics, and prenatal genetics.

Michael is also an academic at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) where he teaches and researches human genetics. Additionally, he is actively involved in medical student teaching through his appointment as an Associate Professor with the School of Medicine at Griffith University and a Senior Lecture at the University of Queensland.

Michael originally trained in paediatric medicine in Brisbane. He moved to Sydney where he worked at The Children’s Hospital Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital, learning genetic medicine from some of Australia’s foremost specialists in clinical genetics. Michael returned to Brisbane to undertake a fellowship at the University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience before taking up a staff specialist position with Queensland Health, where he worked for over a decade. QUT subsequently retained Dr Gabbett to run their postgraduate degrees in Diagnostic Genomics. Michael is now a Chief Investigator with QUT’s Centre for Genomics and Personalised Health where he is studying the role of genomics in newborn screening.

Associate Professor Gabbett is a past president of the Australian Association of Clinical Geneticists and council member of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia. He is a founding member of the Independent Clinical Geneticists of Australia – a group of private geneticists from across the country who collaborate to ensure their patients receive the best quality advice, counselling and genetic healthcare. Michael is a well-regarded educator, having taught genetics at multiple courses for junior doctors, general practitioners and nurses.