Natassia Robinson

Natassia Robinson

Postdoctoral researcher

Research description

Broadly, my research interests are in the relationships between environmental and genetic/epigenetic factors in disease development.  My current project focuses on gene-environment interactions in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.


My PhD research centered on the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) hypothesis and examined how early life exposures can affect the risk of subsequent obesity. The majority of my research involves the integrated analysis of large, longitudinal cohorts to investigate environmental and social risk factors and biomarkers of disease. In my previous projects, I have also examined various exposures and epigenetic changes in the development of childhood and adult cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease.



2015 - 2019     PhD Molecular Epidemiology

                        Newcastle University


2014 - 2015    MMedSci Human Nutrition

                       University of Sheffield


2010 - 2013    BSc Biomedical Science

                       Lancaster University