Yasmin is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry centre, within the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Her research group, headed by Dr Tom McAdams, specialises in genetically informed methods to examine the intergenerational transmission of psychopathology. She completed her PhD part-time in the same group, examining familial risk for anxiety and depression. Alongside her PhD, Yasmin worked as a Research Assistant setting up and managing the Children of the Twins Early Development Study (CoTEDS), which is a longitudinal, second-generation twin study. She has a BSc in Neuroscience with Industrial/Professional Experience from the University of Manchester. Her interests include genetically informed family research (twin/children-of-twin/adoption/extended family studies), anxiety/depression/internalising, anti-racism and racism in mental health research and racism and mental health.
In her debut blog, Yasmin Ahmadzadeh reviews a recent cohort study exploring the prevalence of mental disorders among young adults of immigrant background in Norway.[read the full story...]