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1. Identifying genetic and environmental risk factors for depression

2. Identifying the heterogeneity underlying depressive illnesses

3. Studying the longitudinal changes before and after the onset of depression

4. Identifying the mechanisms of psychological resilience

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Biography

Andrew McIntosh is Professor of Biological Psychiatry and a Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He trained in Medicine at the University of Aberdeen before completing further postgraduate training in Edinburgh in Psychiatry and in Applied Statistics. He leads the Generation Scotland Expert Working Group for Psychiatric Disorders and is involved in several genetic consortia, including ENIGMA and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium.

My research in a nutshell

Professor McIntosh’s aims to better understand the causes and consequences of depression and then use that knowledge to address the unmet needs of the individuals and families affected by the disorder. He currently works with large population-based studies of depression, such as Generation Scotland and UK Biobank, that have information on depression alongside genetic information, data from the electronic medical record and other detailed measurements of physical and mental health.

Research Interests

  • Depression and psychological resilience
  • The genetic and environmental causes of depression
  • The mechanisms and causal consequences of depression 
  • Public enagagement around the use of mental health data in research

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Edinburgh Napier University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

Doctor of Medicine, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

Master of Philosophy (MPhil), University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 2000

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Aberdeen

Award Date: 1 Jan 1995

Bachelor of Science, University of Aberdeen

Award Date: 1 Jan 1992

Keywords

  • RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry

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