I graduated with an honors degree in Genetics from Cardiff University in 1998 and subsequently spent two years in industry. In 2000 I was awarded an MRC predoctoral studentship to undertake a PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London (KCL) where I focused on identifying genetic variation associated with schizophrenia. After my PhD I moved to Canada and was awarded a University of Toronto Postdoctoral Fellowship to examine functional variation in genes related to stress in the aetiology of depression. I joined psychiatric epigenetics group in KCL in 2007 and then moved to Exeter in 2012. My primary research interest is examining the epigenetic changes observed in monozygotic twins discordant for disease.