Neurological, Psychiatric and Cognitive Genetic Epidemiology

Neurological and psychiatric genetics is the identification of variations that are responsible for the differences in human behaviour, response to brain injury and susceptibility to other brain-related disorders such as autism and febrile seizures. These represent common, debilitating human conditions and they all have a strong heritable component.

Current research suggests that the majority of neurological and psychiatric traits and diseases have a complex genetic aetiology that involves genes, environment and interaction between the two. The aims of our research are to identify these components, develop treatments and ameliorate the conditions.