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- Senior Research Fellow
- Division of Psychiatry
- Faculty of Brain Sciences
My lab, PsyLife (www.psylife.eu), aims to investigate the social determinants of psychosis at multiple levels of causation across the life course. I am particularly interested in understanding how our social, built and physical environments can affect the risk of psychosis, and why migrants and their descendants show elevated rates of psychotic disorder. This research is explored through series of multilevel and longitudinal epidemiological investigations. Our research currently includes two large, epidemiological studies of first episode psychosis: the Social Epidemiology of Psychoses in East Anglia study [SEPEA] (www.sepea.org) and the Cambridgeshire centre of the EUropean network of schizophrenia networks studying Gene-Environment Interactions [EU-GEI] (www.eu-gei.eu). Future research projects will focus on Swedish linked longitudinal datasets, the UK ALSPAC birth cohort and a Canadian cohort of young people (NLSCY). My past research has been predominantly conducted in the AESOP and East London First Episode Psychosis studies.
I am happy to consider applications from prospective Ph.D. students. Please contact me with an outline of your research ideas in the first instance.