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Tom McAdams1

Dr Tom McAdams PhD

Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow

  • Reader in Psychopathology and Behavioural Genetics

Biography

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

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tom_Mcadams  

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 

    Research

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    Children of TEDS (CoTEDS) Study

    The aim of this project is to explore the origins of the development of emotional disorders.

    Project status: Ongoing

    G1219: Genesis 1219

    G1219 is a longitudinal study that aims to examine the interplay between genes and the environment on the development of anxiety and depression over time.

    Project status: Completed

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    Family Footsteps - A Parent Engagement Project

    Family Footsteps is a Wellcome Trust funded project exploring parent beliefs and concerns around mental health in families.

    Project status: Ongoing

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      Research

      CoTEDS Thumbnail 17-10-17
      Children of TEDS (CoTEDS) Study

      The aim of this project is to explore the origins of the development of emotional disorders.

      Project status: Ongoing

      G1219: Genesis 1219

      G1219 is a longitudinal study that aims to examine the interplay between genes and the environment on the development of anxiety and depression over time.

      Project status: Completed

      News Story Images Template (21)
      Family Footsteps - A Parent Engagement Project

      Family Footsteps is a Wellcome Trust funded project exploring parent beliefs and concerns around mental health in families.

      Project status: Ongoing

      News

      Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowships awarded to Faculty staff

      Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowships have been awarded to Faculty staff, which are expected to have a significant impact on their scientific careers and...

      Fellowships