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.
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
A useful app for downloading sets of web pages (e.g. journal abstracts, lecture notes) to windows phones is here: http://www.davecurtis.net/webStore.html.
I deliver a number of lectures on genetics to medical students and psychiatrists,
and if you like you can check out the lecture notes.
Healthcare costs survey
This survey on costs of healthcare to the patient is no longer recruiting. Thanks to all who participated.
You can still view the survey questions here.
The full text of the paper based on the results of this survey can be viewed here.
Unfortunately Hugh died suddenly of a heart attack on 2/11/13.
Here is a link to his obituary.
is a wordle made from the abstracts of his papers on PubMed.
More ephemeral and/or opinionated stuff can be found
Send me some email.
David Curtis (firstname.lastname@example.org)