Genetics and causal inference

We collaborate on projects in genetics and/or causal inference with researchers nationally and internationally including:

Professor George Davey Smith at the MRC Integrated Epidemiology Unit, University of Bristol.

Professor Frank Dudbridge at the University of Leicester on statistical genetics.

The wonderful Twins Early Development Study team, headed by Professor Robert Plomin at the Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry department (SGDP), King’s College London. We also collaborate with Professor Cathryn Lewis at the SGDP and Dr. Paul O’Reilly at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai on psychiatric genetics.

From Norway, Professors Eivin Ystrom and Alexandra Havdahl, for projects on the MoBa cohort.

Biological mechanisms

On developmental projects including epigenetics and brain imaging, we collaborate with Dr. Charlotte Cecil at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands as well as Dr. Esther Walton at the University of Bath.

At the Department of Psychology, King’s College: we collaborate on epigenetic and developmental projects with Dr. Edward Barker.

Epidemiology and developmental psychopathology

We have several ongoing projects in behavioural genetics of conduct problems and Callous-Unemotional traits as well as maltreatment with our dear neighbours, Professor Essi Viding and Professor Eamon McCrory at the Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit, UCL.

In France, we collaborate with Professor Bruno Falissard and Dr. Alexandra Rouquette at the Research Centre in Epidemiology and Population Health (INSERM – National Institute of Health) and Professor Sylvie Berthoz in Bordeaux.

In Brazil, we collaborate with Professor Joseph Murray in Pelotas on the development of externalising behaviours.

We have published many papers in developmental psychiatry with Professors Richard Tremblay and Sylvana Côté at the Research Unit on Children’s Psychosocial Adjustment, in Quebec, Canada.