PhD Researcher in Psychology (ESRC 1+3)
Department of Psychological Science, University of Bristol
Start date: September 2018
Research topic: Understanding Genomes in Social Contexts
My PhD thesis seeks to examine if there is a direct causal association between our friends genes and our own risk for psychiatric outcomes like depression, independent of our own genetic makeup. I will also examine if this mechanism is involved in building resilience, and if it generalises to on-line social networks as well as off-line social networks.
Research supervisors: Dr Claire Haworth , Dr Oliver Davis