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Dr Claire Haworth

Dr Claire Haworth

Dr Claire Haworth
BA(Oxon), MSc(Kings College London), PhD(Kings College London), PGCAP

Reader in Behavioural Genetics

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Behavioural genetics

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Summary

Claire's works focuses on understanding why people are different from one another, using genetically sensitive study designs to investigate the roles of nature and nurture in human development. She is particularly interested in positive mental health, and how wellbeing is related to cognitive, behavioural and health outcomes. In addition, Claire studies how genetic and environmental influences may change across development, in different environmental contexts, and in response to interventions.

Biography

Claire studied Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, and then spent a year working as an assistant psychologist, specialising in traumatic brain injury in childhood. Funded by an MRC studentship, she completed an MSc and PhD in Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry, at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. Since her PhD she has been funded by two consecutive fellowships; an interdisciplinary fellowship from the MRC and ESRC, and a research fellowship from the British Academy. During her second fellowship, Claire moved to the University of Warwick to set up her research group. In April 2015, Claire joined the University of Bristol as Reader in Behavioural Genetics.

Keywords

  • behavioural genetics
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • positive psychology
  • genetics

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