Social epidemiology of psychoses in East Anglia (SEPEA) study: disentangling poverty, migration and urbanicity


  • Dr James Kirkbride

    University of Cambridge

Project summary

James is a psychiatric epidemiologist at the University of Cambridge, studying the social and genetic causes of psychosis. For his Fellowship he has established a major study of the incidence and social determinants of first-episode psychoses in rural communities, where less research has taken place. As part of his Fellowship, he has recently completed a seven-month research placement in Professor Ezra Susser's laboratory at Columbia University, New York, where he developed knowledge on social theory of the causes of, and epigenetic mechanisms in, health and disease.