About me


I studied at King’s College London and Imperial College before joining the Department of Psychology at Birkbeck as a Lecturer in 2010.  Now a Senior Lecturer, my group is interested in the biological contributions to neurodevelopmental disorders and cognitive traits. I'm a molecular geneticist at heart, and employ contemporary genomic methodologies to generate genetic, epigenetic and (or) transcriptomic data that is then related to clinical, behavioural and cognitive outcomes in population-based samples and family cohorts.  Examples of current research projects can be found here

I also direct the Birkbeck Research Into Developmental GEnomics (BRIDGE) Lab,  where most of our groups sample collection and processing takes place. I'm a member of the management committee for the University of London Centre for Educational Neuroscience, and the Bloomsbury Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistics. I also convene and teaches several BSc and MSc modules and sit on various academic committees. This recent blog gives an overview of my research interests and what I might be doing when I’m not teaching (or looking after poorly offspring ...).