The aim of the GEL lab is to identify the genetic and environmental causes that play a part in making people different.  A large part of our research is focussed on understanding the causes of developmental mental health conditions, such as autism spectrum conditions, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and psychosis.

We employ several types of experimental designs in our research, including the classic twin design, the discordant monozygotic twin design, family designs, infant and longitudinal research, polygenic risk score analyses, and genome-wide association studies.