Professor Lockhart is a molecular geneticist and Group Leader of Neurogenetic Research at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. His research has a focus on the genetic causes of conditions that affect the nervous system as well as research into genetic testing, ethics in clinical genetics and study of genetic syndromes. Most recently, his research activities have utilised advanced genomic technologies, such as next generation sequencing and induced pluripotent stem cell models, to understand the pathogenesis of neurogenetic conditions.