Centre for Genomic & Experimental Medicine
Centre for Genomic & Experimental Medicine

Andrew McIntosh Research Group (Affiliate)

Using genetic discoveries to identify the mechanisms of mental illness and resilience

Section: Medical Genetics 

Professor Andrew McIntosh

Research in a Nutshell

Professor McIntosh’s uses genetic variants as instruments to better understand the mechanisms of mood disorders, cognitive ability, resilience and related traits. He collaborates with others and uses a number of methods, including NHS data linkage, clinical and psychometric assessment, brain imaging and studies of human cell lines derived from induced pluripotent stem cells.



Dr Andrew McIntosh Group Leader
Toni-Kim Clarke Research Fellow
Mark Adams Research Fellow
David Howard Research Fellow
Jonathan Hafferty Research Fellow
Emma Hawkins Data Administrator
Ella Wigmore PhD Student
Lauren Navrady PhD Student
Shen Xueyi PhD Student
Jude Gibson PhD Student




  • Professor Ian Deary, University of Edinburgh 
  • Professor Kathryn Evans, University of Edinburgh 
  • Professor David Glahn, Yale University
  • Professor Daniel Smith, University of Glasgow

Partners and Funders

  • Wellcome Trust
  • National Institutes of Health
  • European Union

Scientific Themes

Psychiatric genetics and genomics, brain imaging, data science, stem cells

Technology Expertise

Clinical psychiatric assessment, statistics