Partner 7 - Trinity College Dublin
FemNAT-CD Team Trinity College Dublin
Prof. Gallagher, PI at TCD, is Chair and Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin and a Principle Investigator within Neuropsychiatric Genetics Research Group (NRG) Research Centre (https://medicine.tcd.ie/neuropsychiatric-genetics/) based at the Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM) at TCD and the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN) (http://www.tcd.ie/Neuroscience/). The NRG primary focus is the study of the complex relationships between phenotype and genotype in neuropsychiatric disorders, in order to understand the biological basis of these disorders. The NRG is the core of Clinical and Molecular Neurosciences, one of the five strategic research arms of the School of Medicine. This research arm includes neuroimaging, neurology and neurodegeneration. The NRG has an established track record of effective and productive local, national and international collaboration (International Multicentre ADHD Genetics [IMAGE], International Schizophrenia Consortium [ISC], Autism Genome Project [AGP], the Autism Simplex Collection [TASC], the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium [PGC], the UK10K and Autism Sequencing Consortium [ASC]). The group is an active recruitment site and has been a core site for data analyses within these consortia. Within the NRG we have expertise in genetics, molecular and cellular biology, statistical genomics and bioinformatics, with specific reference to the analyses and interpretation of whole genome datasets (SNP, CNV and NGS). Specifically Prof. Gallagher’s research group has extensive experience in clinical phenotyping in mental health disorders, neurocognitive testing, molecular genetics, neuroimaging and clinical psychiatry studies. She has a joint academic and clinical appointment as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist that is typical for clinician scientists within the Irish Healthcare system. The clinical commitment is located within a large university affiliated child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) comprised of 6 community teams, day-hospital, inpatient unit, paediatric liaison service, autism specialist service and forensic consultation service serving a population of 1.2 million. Additionally Prof. Gallagher has existing collaborative links with clinician scientists across two additional CAMHS services within the region. This network has served as an excellent source of clinical recruitment for extensive studies in both ASD and ADHD previously.