Room S26, Psychology Building
- 7 George Square, Edinburgh
- Post code
- EH8 9JZ
I am available Mon-Thurs, but please email me to schedule a specific time.
I use twin and family modelling to investigate the relative influence of genes and environment on behavior, genome-wide association techniques for gene discovery, plus other analyses to explore the effects of rare and structural genetic variants, gene methylation and biological pathways. I am also interested in the interaction between measured environmental variables with genes.
Behavioural Genetics Psychology Honours option course.
Individual Differences in Mental Health component on the MSc in Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion) Programme.
I am flexible with meetings, so please just drop me an email, knock on my door or phone to organise a time.
Open to PhD supervision enquiries?
Areas of interest for supervision
Please contact me to discuss any topics related to my research interests.
I have a funded project on air pollution and dementia available: https://www.ed.ac.uk/usher/precision-medicine/project-opportunities/21-22-projects/air-pollution-and-dementia-exploring-genetic-cardi
and a funded project on predicting ageing outcomes by integrating social and genetic information: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/improving-prediction-of-ageing-outcomes-by-integrating-social-environmental-and-genetic-information/?p125945
A specific project on the genetics of reading and language is available and would involve multivariate twin modelling of such data, alongside molecular genetic analysis, including epigenetic investigations.
Current PhD students supervised
Environmental and genetic factors contributing to cognition, personality, mood, well-being and brain MRI measures.