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Doctor Nina McCarthy - Research Fellow

Following my undergraduate degree in molecular genetics, I became interesting in statistical genetics and completed my PhD on the genetic epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in Dublin in 2012. I moved to the centre for the Genetic Origins of Health and Disease to begin a postdoc same year, where I have been involved in a number of projects investigating the genetics and epigenetics of common, complex disease. I am particularly involved in looking at the genetics of psychiatric disorders in the Western Australian Family Study of Schizophrenia, in collaboration with the UWA Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry.

Research profile


  • Molecular genetics
  • Statistical genetics
  • Genetics of psychiatric disorders

Email: nina.mccarthy@uwa.edu.au

Phone: +61(8) 9224 0354