Genetically informed family research, and anti-racism in mental health research - In Conversation with Dr. Yasmin Ahmadzadeh

Aug 09, 2021, 04:14 PM

In this podcast we talk to Dr. Yasmin Ahmadzadeh, post-doctoral research associate at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College, London.

We hear how Yasmin helped to set up the Twins Early Development Study, CoTEDS, her research on genetically informed methods to examine the intergenerational transmission of psychopathology, and her advice for those considering a part-time PhD.

Yasmin also talks about anti-racism in mental health research, how categories of race and ethnic group are outdated and inadequate, what scientists can do to correct their vocabulary, and what researchers should think about in order to prevent or break cycles of racism in research.