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David completed a PhD in Quantitative Genetics at the Roslin Institute before working as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Division of Psychiatry at the University of Edinburgh. In March 2019 he moved to King’s College London as a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow with his research focussing on using genetic data to stratify depression. David has also been awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. 

David has experience in genome-wide association studies, Mendelian randomization, polygenic risk scores, and haplotype-based analyses. 

Research interests: 

  • Genetics of depression 
  • Mental health 
  • Quantitative genetics 

Research groups:

David is a member of Cathryn Lewis’ research group 

Expertise and Public Engagement:

David was voted the winner of the Genes Zone in “I’m a Scientist, get me out of here”. This event allows school children to chat with scientists about a wide range of topics, including science, careers and the intentions of Elon Musk.