Dave Curtis

My picture Honorary Professor at UCL Genetics Institute, UCL and at Centre for Psychiatry, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

UCL web page: https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=DCURT26

Email: d.curtis@ucl.ac.uk

Previous career

Undertook preclinical medical training with social psychology option at St. John's College, Cambridge, then clinical training at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School (now part of UCL). Trained in psychiatry at the Middlesex and UCL hospitals, where I began my research in psychiatric genetics with Hugh Gurling in the Unit of Molecular Psychiatry. Worked as lecturer in psychiatry at St Mary's Hospital Medical School, part of Imperial College, and was awarded MD for thesis titled "Genetic Linkage Studies of the Functional Psychoses". Next worked as senior lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry and obtained PhD in Genetics from Cambridge University. Subsequently consultant psychiatrist at East London NHS Foundation Trust, where I was clinical director of the Tower Hamlets Adult Mental Health Service, and Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust.

Research interests

I am or have been involved in studying the genetics of a number of disorders, especially those with complex patterns of inheritance. These include: I am also interested in developing improved methods for the genetic analysis of diseases with complex modes of inheritance.

You can see a list of my publications here.

Or just check out my profile on Google Scholar.

ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-4089-9183


I have written a number of programs for assisting in the management and analysis of genetic data available from this page.


I deliver a number of lectures on genetics to medical students and psychiatrists, and if you like you can check out the lecture notes.


More ephemeral and/or opinionated stuff can be found here.

Send me some email.

David Curtis (d.curtis@ucl.ac.uk)