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Tom is a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and Reader in the Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience. He was previously A Sir Henry Dale Research Fellow (Wellcome Trust and Royal Society funded) and ESRC postdoctoral research fellow.

Tom leads a team of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers at the SGDP Centre in developing and using genetically informative research designs to study the intergenerational transmission of mental health problems. He works extensively on large family-based databases and is Principal Investigator on the Children of Twins Early Development Study (CoTEDS), the second generation of the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS).

Tom is happy to consider acting as supervisor/mentor to postdoctoral researchers with research interests that overlap with his own, and would be willing to assist during the fellowship application process. Please contact him via email if you wish to discuss possibilities  

Research interests:

  • Development and use of genetically informative methods to understand the aetiology of psychopathology 
  • Intergenerational transmission of psychopathology 
  • Causal inference 
  • Behavioural genetics 
  • Structural equation modelling 
  • Gene-environment interplay