Benjamin Woolf


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