Large overlap between mental health disorders is observed. For example, a patient diagnosed with autism is more likely to develop schizophrenia, and those who suffer from depression have a higher chance of developing alcohol dependence. Genetic factors may contribute to the observed overlap.
The study aims to:
- describe patterns of overlap between mental health disorders using large samples
- describe the impact of genetic risk factors
- determine causal relationships between disorders.
Our approach is to:
- conduct statistical analyses using large databases of patients and controls
- apply sophisticated modelling techniques to describe causal relationships.
We are seeking a highly motivated student with a strong interest in statistics and quantitative studies.
What we offer
A position in a dynamic research environment and the opportunity to conduct high-quality studies. Access to large-scale data sets through national and international collaborations. Be part of a successful research team.
- PhD project but may also be considered for a Honours project.
- Dry lab/biostatistics project (not suitable for clinical students).