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Dr Olesya Ajnakina PhD
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Dr Olesya Ajnakina PhD

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Research Fellow in Precision Medicine

Research subject areas

  • Medicine

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Olesya Ajnakina joined Department of Biostatistics and Health Informatics in January 2019 as a Research Fellow in Precision Medicine. Olesya holds a PhD in Psychosis Studies from King’s College London where she was supervised by Sir Robin Murray. Prior to that Olesya graduated in the top 5% of the BSc in Psychology class of 2011 and later pursued an MSc in Clinical Neuroscience (2012). Olesya research career has focussed on predicting who is at risk for developing psychosis and other severe health conditions as well as improving long-terms outcomes for the patients. To achieve these goals, Olesya combines the start-of-the-art methods in statistical analyses, such as machine learning and interrogation of human genomes.  

Research Interest:

  • Statistical and machine learning methods to identify predictors, mediators, and moderators of longitudinal outcomes
  • Longitudinal study design
  • Genome-Wide Association Studies, polygenic score analysis, gene and environment interactions


  • BSc in Psychology 
  • MSc in Psychiatry Research  
  • MSc in Mental Health Studies.  
  • Mentor and tutor to postgraduate students  
  • Dissertation supervisor to MSc students.