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.


PhD students

Claire Donaldson, SRUC

Richard Fordjour Oppong

Neil Clelland (principal supervisor Dr. Nicola Lambe), SRUC

Dr Olivia Swann (principal supervisor Prof. Alex Rowe)

Alexandra Sparks (principal supervisor Dr. Francisca Mutapi)