PhD Researcher in Psychology (ESRC 1+3)
Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol
Start date: September 2017
Research topic: Genetic and environmental influences underlying resilience and wellbeing
Understanding the complex aetiology of mental health is a crucial, and pressing area of research, with the ultimate aim of helping individuals to remain mentally healthy across the life-course. Using methods from epidemiology, psychology, behavioural genetics, statistical genetics and epigenetics, my research will explore why some individuals are more resilient than others when presented with life’s stresses and strains, and the role that genetic and environmental factors play in promoting resilience and wellbeing.
Research supervisors: Dr Claire Haworth, Dr Oliver Davis