Psychiatric Genetics

The Psychiatric Genetics Group focuses on investigating the genetic and environmental factors that influence mental health conditions and the impact of non-psychiatric conditions on mental health across the lifespan. The group also have a strong focus on the genetics of brain structure and on women’s health.


  • mental health
  • women’s health
  • neuroimaging
  • translation and public understanding of genomic findings


Internal Collaborators

Selected External Collaborators

  • Dr Ada Johansson, Åbo Akademi University
  • Dr Patrik Jern, Åbo Akademi University
  • Professor Ben Neale, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Professor Paul Thompson, University of Southern California
  • Professor Wendy Slutske, University of Missouri
  • Professor Cecilia Lindgren, Big Data Institute, University of Oxford
  • Dr Triin Laisk, University of Tartu
  • Professor Hayden Homer, University of Queensland
  • Dr Brooke Andrew, Queensland University of Technology
  • Professor Juan R Ordoñana, University of Murcia
  • Associate Professor Elizabeth Prom-Wormley, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Professor David Evans, University of Queensland
  • Enhancing NeuroImaging Genetics through Meta-Analysis (ENIGMA) Consortium (
  • Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC) (
  • GWAS & Sequencing Consortium of Alcohol and Nicotine use (GSCAN) Consortium (

We gratefully acknowledge the support from the following funding agencies:

  • National Health and Medical Research Council
  • Medical Research Future Fund
  • National Institute of Health (USA)
  • Australian Research Council
  • European Research Council
  • Metro North Collaborative Research Grants
  • John Templeton Foundation (USA)
  • Seneca Foundation (Spain)
  • QIMR Berghofer