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
2014 - 2015 MMedSci Human Nutrition
University of Sheffield
2010 - 2013 BSc Biomedical Science