I'm interested in understanding the genetic control of complex traits that underpin variation of medical, evolutionary and commercial relevance. Almost all traits of importance are complex and influenced by the actions and interactions of many genes and environmental factors. With dense SNP genotypes or sequence data we can dissect this variation and investigate how individual genes act and interact with each other and the environment.

I am based in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, which is part of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.


Current PhD students

Richard Fordjour Oppong

Dr Olivia Swann (principal supervisor Prof. Alex Rowe)


Former students and group members

Claire Donaldson, SRUC

Neil Clelland, SRUC

Gibran Hemani, now at University of Bristol

Jean-Alain Grunchec

John Allen