Gift guide for your favourite nerd: academic gift guide

Every year, I look forward to The Cup of Jo’s Gift Guide. She curates lists for different people like “Your best friend who reads her horoscope every day and gives the best pep talks” or “Your little brother who makes amazing tomato sauce and laughs at his own jokes.” She has published these since 2007, … More Gift guide for your favourite nerd: academic gift guide

Substance use in migrants and refugees: New research!

It’s been a while since I have shared any epi fun on the blog, and I am very overdue on an update, but I thought I would tide you over with this little research snack – a paper we just published on substance use disorders in migrants and refugees: https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002944 Why did we do this … More Substance use in migrants and refugees: New research!

Family networks at migration: New paper!

I have published a new paper!! Family networks during migration and risk of non-affective psychosis.  What did we look at: We had a cohort of migrants to Sweden and we looked to see if having family around during migration affected the risk of developing psychotic disorders (like schizophrenia). What did we find: We found sex-specific patterns, … More Family networks at migration: New paper!

New research: risk of schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and bipolar disorders by migrant status

I have a fresh new paper out today, published in Psychological Medicine! This is research from my PhD, looking at how the risk of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder vary by migrant status, region of origin, and age-at-migration. Some of the headline results were that we found similar patterns of increased risk across all … More New research: risk of schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and bipolar disorders by migrant status

Early life predictors of suicidal thoughts: New paper published

I am so happy to share my 1st first-author paper, which was published today! Woohooo! This has been a long-time coming, as this paper is based on research I did during my MSc with Dr. Ian Colman (and the APEAL lab)  and Dr. Simon Hatcher, with support from Dr. Marie-Hélène Roy-Gagnon. You can read the … More Early life predictors of suicidal thoughts: New paper published

Music for coding

The last few days, I have been completely absorbed in puzzling out some code for my analysis. As I work in an open office, I find that the times that I need to dive deep into the world of programming, I require a constant stream of sounds to isolate me from the distracting goings-ons of … More Music for coding