My main research focus is to gain a better understanding of the genetic and environmental factors involved in ageing and age-related disease. The genetic factors that may be involved include variation at the nucleotide level, epigenetic variation, epistasis and gene-environmental interactions. Current research is being undertaken using large population cohorts of older Australians and examining the genetic variation and environmental factors associated with ageing phenotypes.
Broad Research Areas:
Genetics - Genome Analysis, Gerontology - Geriatrics, Epidemiology, Psychiatry
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
American Human Society of Genetics, International Society to Advance Alzheimer Research and Treatment (ISTAART) , Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research (ASPR) , Participant in the CSIRO Scientists in Schools Program
Specific Research Keywords:
Genetics, Genomics, Ageing, Biomarker, Dementia, Epigenetics, Mental Health