David Hill

Statistical Geneticist

  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

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Room F1, Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
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Publication list

Molecular genetic aetiology of general cognitive function is enriched in evolutionarily conserved regions, bioRxiv (2016)


Molecular genetic contributions to social deprivation and household income in UK Biobank (n = 112,151), bioRxiv (2016)


Platelet-Related Variants Identified by Exomechip Meta-analysis in 157,293 Individuals, American Journal of Human Genetics (2016)


Exome Genotyping Identifies Pleiotropic Variants Associated with Red Blood Cell TraitsAmerican Journal of Human Genetics (2016)


Large-Scale Exome-wide Association Analysis Identifies Loci for White Blood Cell Traits and Pleiotropy with Immune-Mediated DiseasesAmerican Journal of Human Genetics (2016)


Pleiotropy between neuroticism and physical and mental health: findings from 108 038 men and women in UK Biobank Translational Psychiatry (2016)


Examining non-syndromic autosomal recessive intellectual disability (NS-ARID) genes for an enriched association with intelligence differences, Intelligence (2016)


Shared genetic aetiology between cognitive functions and physical and mental health in UK Biobank (N=112 151) and 24 GWAS consortia, Molecular Psychiatry (2016)


Age-Dependent Pleiotropy Between General Cognitive Function and Major Psychiatric Disorders, Biological Psychiatry (2015)


Systems genetics identifies a convergent gene network for cognition and neurodevelopmental disease, Nature Neuroscience (2015)


Genetic contributions to variation in general cognitive function: a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies in the CHARGE consortium (N=53 949), Molecular Psychiatry (2015)


Genes From a Translational Analysis Support a Multifactorial Nature of White Matter Hyperintensities, Stroke (2015)


Functional Gene Group Analysis Indicates No Role for Heterotrimeric G Proteins in Cognitive Ability, PLOS one (2014)


Human cognitive ability is influenced by genetic variation in components of postsynaptic signalling complexes assembled by NMDA receptors and MAGUK proteins, Translational Psychiatry (2014)


Early electro-cortical correlates of inspection time task performance, Intelligence (2011)











Research summary

Intelligence, genetics, gene-set analysis.