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Megan Skelton

Miss Megan Skelton

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Project Title: Understanding treatment phenotypes in depression and anxiety: longitudinal and genetic approaches


Research interests

I am currently in the final year of my PhD, in which I am investigating how genetic, clinical and sociodemographic factors predict outcomes following psychological therapies for adult depression and anxiety disorders. I am particularly interested in the interplay between psychiatric symptoms and social/occupational functioning. I employ a range of analytical methods, including statistical genetic techniques such as genome-wide association and polygenic risk scores, and structural equation modelling for phenotypic data. I am currently working on several projects, each using a different dataset: the UK Biobank population cohort, the Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study, and patient data from the NHS “Improving Access to Psychological Therapies” (IAPT) programme.

Research Projects

Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study 


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Twitter: MegSkelton1

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