Undertook preclinical medical training with social psychology option at
St. John's College, Cambridge, then clinical
training at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School (now part of UCL). Trained in psychiatry at the
Middlesex and UCL hospitals, where I began my research in psychiatric
genetics with Hugh Gurling in the Unit of
Molecular Psychiatry. Worked as lecturer in psychiatry at St Mary's
Hospital Medical School, part of Imperial
College, and was awarded MD for thesis titled "Genetic Linkage
Studies of the Functional Psychoses". Next worked as senior lecturer at
the Institute of Psychiatry
and obtained PhD in Genetics from Cambridge University.
Subsequently consultant psychiatrist at East London NHS Foundation Trust and Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust.
I am or have been involved in studying the
genetics of a number of disorders, especially those with complex
patterns of inheritance. These include:
I am also interested in developing improved methods for the genetic analysis of
diseases with complex modes of inheritance.
- manic depression and schizophrenia
- Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
- pyloric stenosis
- juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
- coeliac disease
- ischaemic heart disease
- DIDMOAD (Wolfram) syndrome
You can see a list of my main publications here.
Or just check out my profile on Google Scholar.
I have written a number of programs for assisting in the management and
analysis of genetic data available from
I deliver a number of lectures on genetics to medical students and psychiatrists,
and if you like you can check out the lecture notes.
More ephemeral and/or opinionated stuff can be found
Send me some email.
David Curtis (firstname.lastname@example.org)