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Dr Suzanne Gage

Investigating causality in the relationships between health behaviours and mental health

Suzi Gage

I am interested in investigating recreational drug use, and what impact these behaviours can have on mental health outcomes. For my PhD, I am using the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children to investigate associations between adolescent tobacco and cannabis use, and later psychotic experiences and depression. As well as observational data, I hope to use genetic functional polymorphisms associated with tobacco use in a Mendelian Randomisation design to try and ascertain causality.

Research keywords

  • psychosis
  • cannabis
  • tobacco
  • depression