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Dr Beate St Pourcain

Dr Beate St Pourcain

Dr Beate St Pourcain
M.Sc., Ph.D.(Cardiff)

Honorary Lecturer

Oakfield House,
Oakfield Grove, Clifton BS8 2BN
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Beate St.Pourcain (nee Glaser) is a lecturer in Genetic Epidemiology within the School of Oral and Dental Sciences and affiliated with the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit. Her interests are the genetic underpinnings of neuro-developmental and developmental phenotypes. This includes autism and autistic traits, early language development and cleft lip and/or palate, where aetiological factors are likely to play a role very early during development. She is leading the genetic research of the Cleft Collective Cohort Studies, a large collection of patients with CL/P and their families, and is involved in the analysis of Next-Generation sequencing data as part of the UK10K Cohorts projects (lead analyst for head circumference).


Lecturer in Genetic Epidemiology

ORDS, University of Bristol

2012 – Present


Research Associate

SSCM, University of Bristol

2007 – 2012


Post-doctoral Research Officer

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Unit, Cardiff University

2006 – 2007


Post-doctoral Research Officer

Department of Psychological Medicine, Cardiff University

2005 – 2006


Part-time MSc in Genetic Epidemiology and Bioinformatics

Supervisor Peter Holmans

Cardiff University

2005 – 2007


PhD in Psychological Medicine

Supervisor Mike Owen

Cardiff University

2000 – 2005


Degree+MSc in Biology

University of Göttingen, Germany

1992 – 1999


Degree+MSc in Psychology

University of Göttingen, Germany

1992 – 1999


I teach/have taught the following courses:

  • Critical Appraisal (Undergraduate tutorial, ORDS)
  • Research Methods (Undergraduate course, ORDS)
  • Personal and Professional Development Year 3(Undergraduate course, ORDS)
  • Biological Psychology (Undergraduate lecture course, School of Experimental Psychology)
  • School of Social and Community Medicine short course programme (Beyond GWAS, GWAS, Genetic Association, Study Design and others)
  • Developmental Psychopathology (Dresden University of Technology, Department of Psychology, visiting lecturer)

I am currently the Unit lead for Personal and Professional Development Year 3 (ORDS)




Bristol Medical School (PHS)

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