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Professor Cathryn Lewis

Professor of Genetic Epidemiology & Statistics

  • Head of Department, Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre

Biography

Cathryn Lewis is Professor of Genetic Epidemiology & Statistics at King’s College London, where she leads the Statistical Genetics Unit. Her academic training is in mathematics and statistics, and she has been involved in genetic studies since her PhD. She co-chairs the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium Major Depressive Disorder Working group and is Co-Deputy Lead of the Trials, Genomics and Prediction theme at the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre. Her multi-disciplinary research group identifies and characterises genetic variants conferring risk of disease, including depression, schizophrenia, and stroke. A major focus is a risk assessment, determining how the polygenic component of mental health disorders can be measured accurately and used in clinical care.  

    Research

    CATHRYN TEAM Statistical Genetics SGDP 3
    The Statistical Genetics Unit

    Led by Professor Cathryn Lewis, it is a cross-school unit, comprising 20 researchers in the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre and in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics. Our aims are to develop and apply statistical methods to identify and characterise the genetic component to common, complex disorders.

    King’s Open Research Group Initiative (KORGI)

    The King’s Open Research Group Initiative (or KORGI) is an action-oriented committee composed of an interdisciplinary mix of senior academics and experienced research staff that seek to change policy and procedures to promote transparent, accessible and reproducible research.

    London landscape
    Ageing Research at King's (ARK)

    Cross faculty consortium addressing ageing and healthy longevity.

    News

    King's academics make the Best Female Scientists in the World 2023 Ranking

    Five scientists from King’s have been ranked as some of the top female scientists in the world for this year by Research.com.

    Professor Francesca Happe, Professor Janet Treasure, Professor Lucilla Poston, Professor Irene Higginson and Professor Cathryn Lewis

    IoPPN researchers awarded Wellcome funding for mental health research

    Around £8 million Wellcome funding has been awarded to research programmes at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) for mental health...

    Brains made out of trees

    IoPPN researchers receive the Gottesman-Shields Prize for best PhD theses 2020-2022

    Dr Olakunle Oginni and Dr Yasmin Ahmadzadeh, Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre (SGDP) alumni PhD students at the Institute of Psychiatry,...

    SGDP Gottesman-Shields award 2020-23

    Young adult mental health largely resilient following introduction of lockdown

    New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London and the Department of Psychology, at Royal Holloway,...

    A ‘perfect storm’ of factors increased the risk of COVID-19 in young adults following first lockdown, says new study

    Events

    27May9th Mediterranean Maudsley Forum

    9th Mediterranean Maudsley Forum

    The 9th Mediterranean Maudsley Forum will provide an update on social, psychological and biological aspects of psychiatric disorders, reviewing both advances...

    Features

    Molecular ageing clocks – making the links between mental illness and shorter lifespans

    Dr Julian Mutz and Professor Cathryn Lewis discuss their research on biological ageing in individuals with mental health conditions and highlight how their...

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      Research

      CATHRYN TEAM Statistical Genetics SGDP 3
      The Statistical Genetics Unit

      Led by Professor Cathryn Lewis, it is a cross-school unit, comprising 20 researchers in the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre and in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics. Our aims are to develop and apply statistical methods to identify and characterise the genetic component to common, complex disorders.

      King’s Open Research Group Initiative (KORGI)

      The King’s Open Research Group Initiative (or KORGI) is an action-oriented committee composed of an interdisciplinary mix of senior academics and experienced research staff that seek to change policy and procedures to promote transparent, accessible and reproducible research.

      London landscape
      Ageing Research at King's (ARK)

      Cross faculty consortium addressing ageing and healthy longevity.

      News

      King's academics make the Best Female Scientists in the World 2023 Ranking

      Five scientists from King’s have been ranked as some of the top female scientists in the world for this year by Research.com.

      Professor Francesca Happe, Professor Janet Treasure, Professor Lucilla Poston, Professor Irene Higginson and Professor Cathryn Lewis

      IoPPN researchers awarded Wellcome funding for mental health research

      Around £8 million Wellcome funding has been awarded to research programmes at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) for mental health...

      Brains made out of trees

      IoPPN researchers receive the Gottesman-Shields Prize for best PhD theses 2020-2022

      Dr Olakunle Oginni and Dr Yasmin Ahmadzadeh, Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre (SGDP) alumni PhD students at the Institute of Psychiatry,...

      SGDP Gottesman-Shields award 2020-23

      Young adult mental health largely resilient following introduction of lockdown

      New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London and the Department of Psychology, at Royal Holloway,...

      A ‘perfect storm’ of factors increased the risk of COVID-19 in young adults following first lockdown, says new study

      Events

      27May9th Mediterranean Maudsley Forum

      9th Mediterranean Maudsley Forum

      The 9th Mediterranean Maudsley Forum will provide an update on social, psychological and biological aspects of psychiatric disorders, reviewing both advances...

      Features

      Molecular ageing clocks – making the links between mental illness and shorter lifespans

      Dr Julian Mutz and Professor Cathryn Lewis discuss their research on biological ageing in individuals with mental health conditions and highlight how their...

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