Thomas McAdams

Thomas McAdams


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    Research interests

    Developmental psychopathology

    Behavioural Genetics

    Structural equation modelling

    Intergenerational transmission

    Gene-environment correlation

    Gene-environment interaction

    Selection bias

    Principal Investigator on CoTEDS

    Biographical details

    Tom is a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience. He was previously A Sir Henry Dale Research Fellow (Wellcome Trust and Royal Society funded) and ESRC postdoctoral research fellow. 

    Tom leads a team of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers at the SGDP Centre who develop and use genetically informative research designs to understand the intergenerational transmission of mental health problems. He works extensively on large family-based databases and is Principal Investigator on the Children of Twins Early Development Study (CoTEDS), the second generation of the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS). 

    Tom is happy to consider acting as supervisor/mentor to PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers with research interests that overlap with his own, and would be willing to assist during the application process. Please contact him via email if you wish to discuss possibilities 

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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