I am a postdoc in psychiatric epidemiology. I have primarily been working on the Child & Adolescent Twin Study in Sweden (CATSS) with Paul Lichtenstein since 2015.
My background is in psychology. After a degree in psychology at the University of Exeter, I relocated to the UCL Institute of Education to complete a PhD in Behavioural Genetics with Tony Charman and Angelica Ronald in 2013.
2010-2013 PhD Behavioural Genetics, Institute of Education, London, UK
2009-2010 MSc (with Distinction) Psychological Research Methods, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
2006-2009 BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
I am a behavioral geneticist with a primary interest in the etiological factors associated with neuropsychiatric conditions, with a particular focus on autism spectrum disorders (ASD). My primary interest is in using genetically informative and epidemiological designs to estimate and identify a) the genetic and environmental contributions to ASD and related phenotypes, and b) the etiological influences that are shared between ASD and other conditions in order to better understand their co-occurrence with one another.
I have previously taught on the VetU course in semester 5 of the medical program at KI, and currently offer supervision to undergraduate, Masters, and PhD students.
Where do the strongest associations between traits of autism spectrum disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder lie? Results from a multivariate twin study of 12-year-olds
BEHAVIOR GENETICS 2014;44(6):685-685
Developmental associations between traits of autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a genetically informative, longitudinal twin study
Psychological medicine 2013;43(8):1735-46