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Dr Angelica Ronald conducts scientific research at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development within the Department of Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck, where she is the director of the Genes Environment Lifespan (GEL) laboratory. She also holds a visiting Senior Lecturer post at the Institute of Psychiatry in London.

Dr Ronald studied experimental psychology at Oxford University before carrying out her PhD in Quantitative Genetics at the Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.  Her postdoctoral training was funded by Autism Speaks and involved further quantitative genetic and molecular genetic training at the Institute of Psychiatry.


Dr Ronald has received numerous awards for her research, including the 2012 Spearman medal from the British Psychological Society and the Behavior Genetics Association Thomson award. She was short listed for the 2013 Women of the Future science award, and was highly commended for her research into autism and psychotic experiences.

Research interests

Autistic spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, twin and family studies, genome-wide association studies, genetic influences on development, psychosis.

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