Dr Richard Leventer is a consultant paediatric neurologist at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) a Group Leader of Neuroscience Research within the Clinical Sciences theme of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI). He was awarded his PhD on the topic of brain malformations in 2007, which included research, commenced whilst doing a Neurogenetics Fellowship in the Brain Malformation Program at the University of Chicago.

Dr Leventer is Director of the RCH/MCRI Brain Malformation Program and Clinic, which is the referral centre for children with brain malformations from Australia and New Zealand. He is a Chief Investigator on the MCRI Accelerated Gene Identification Program within the MCRI Bruce Lefroy Centre. He conducts collaborative research on brain malformations with local, national and international colleagues including active projects on agenesis of the corpus callosum with genetics, basic science and neuropsychology colleagues.

Dr Leventer is the Australian representative on a new international consortium studying white matter disorders, known as the Global Leukodystrophy Initiative. Dr Leventer was president of the Australia and New Zealand Child Neurology Society from 2002 – 2007.