A genetic study examining sex differences in the prevalence of ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders


  • Dr Joanna Martin

    Cardiff University

Project summary

During this Fellowship, Joanna will investigate a series of inter-related genetic hypotheses for the increased prevalence of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder, in males compared to females. Joanna will first be based at the Broad Institute, USA, collaborating with Dr Benjamin Neale and utilising the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium ADHD dataset. For the next phase of the project, Joanna will work at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, in collaboration with Professor Paul Lichtenstein, analysing data from the Child and Adolescent Twin Study in Sweden. Joanna’s project will also involve an ongoing collaboration with Professor Anita Thapar at Cardiff University.