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.
I am or have been involved in studying the
genetics of a number of disorders. These include:
I am also interested in developing improved methods for the genetic analysis of
diseases with complex modes of inheritance.
- Manic depression
- Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
- Pyloric stenosis
- Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
- Coeliac disease
- DIDMOAD (Wolfram) syndrome
- Alzheimer's disease
I have written a number of programs for assisting in the management and
analysis of genetic data available from
this page and, for more recent stuff,
I deliver a number of lectures on genetics to students and psychiatrists,
and if you like you can check out the lecture notes.
Occasionally, more ephemeral and/or opinionated stuff can be found
David Curtis (firstname.lastname@example.org)