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Helena is a Lecturer in the department of Psychology at Kings College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.  Helena completed her PhD at the Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Kings College London. 

Helena is particularly interested in understanding the genetic and environmental influences on a range of mental health conditions.  This includes understanding the ways in which genes and environment interact and correlate.  Methods that Helena uses include Structural Equation Models and she has specialised in the use of these models for genetically sensitive family and twin data. 

Research Interests 

  • Behavioural Genetics 
  • Structural Equation Modelling 
  • Gene-environment interplay 
  • Mental health 
  • Cross-cultural research 


  • Clinical Psychology
  • Behaviour Genetics
  • Twin Modelling in OpenMx