David Evans is Professor of Statistical Genetics and head of Genomic Medicine at the Diamantina Institute. He obtained his PhD at the University of Queensland in 2003, before undertaking a four year post-doctoral fellowship in statistical genetics at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford. In 2007 he moved to take up a Senior Lecturer then Reader position at the University of Bristol where he has led the genome-wide association studies work in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). His research interests include the genetic study of several complex traits and diseases including ankylosing spondylitis, osteoporosis and atopic dermatitis. His other main research interest is in the development of statistical methodologies in genetic epidemiology including approaches for gene mapping, individual risk prediction, causal modelling and dissecting the genetic architecture of complex traits. On weekends he likes to surf and is enjoying the temperature difference between Queensland waters and the northern coast of Devon.
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