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Doing a MSc at the SGDP center

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Alicia and Katie, EDIT Lab PhD student and research assistant, discuss what it is like to undertake a Masters degree at the SGDP Centre, reflecting on their experiences of studying Genes, Environment and Development in Psychology and Psychiatry (or GED-PP as it is known). 

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The juggling life of an academic

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Thalia Eley is a Professor of Developmental Behavioural Genetics and Director of the EDIT lab, King’s College London. She is also Wife of Giles and Mum of Justin, Pasco and Theo. In this post Thalia discusses five points that have helped her to juggle life both inside and outside of…

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Which Way? Doing a PhD as a ‘1+3’

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A PhD is the ideal route for anyone hoping to pursue an academic career, who is hard-working, self-motivated and passionate about research. It is usually a three-year, full-time, postgraduate degree in which you work on a specific topic to produce an original piece of research. At the end, you get…

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The Fear of Genetics in Mental Health Research

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Mention that you are researching ‘genetics and mental health’ and you might notice a sense of unease in your audience. We usually tack on additional information, which ranges from, “investigating how we can predict response to psychological therapies using genetic information, and of course we incorporate environmental factors too”, to “but…

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