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Professor Stan Zammit

Professor Stan Zammit

Professor Stan Zammit
BmBch, MRCPsych, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

Area of research

Epidemiology of psychiatric disorders

Office BF10
Oakfield House,
Oakfield Grove, Clifton BS8 2BN
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+44 (0) 117 33 13359

Summary

My main research interest is studying the epidemiology of psychiatric disorders, and especially schizophrenia. I am particularly interested in studying:

  • Risk factors influencing the development of psychotic experiences during adolescence and their transition to clinical disorder over time

  • The relationship between cannabis use and risk of developing mental health disorders

  • The role of traumatic events on the aetiology of psychosis

  • The genetic epidemiology of psychosis, including the study of how co-exposure to genetic and environmental risk factors impact upon psychosis risk

Most of my work has been based upon data from ALSPAC, a birth cohort study based here in Bristol, and on record-linkage data from Sweden.

Activities / Findings

We are working with the Bristol ALSPAC birth cohort, investigating the role of sporadic psychotic symptoms in early teens as a predictor of later psychiatric morbidity.

We have conducted systematic reviews of:

  • (a) the relationship between cannabis use and incidence of psychotic and affective outcomes and

  • (b) the relationship between cannabis use and subsequent outcome of psychotic disorders funded by the Department of Health.

Keywords

  • mental health
  • epidemiology
  • psychosis

Skills

  • depression
  • schizophrenia

Expertise

My main research interest is studying the epidemiology of psychiatric disorders and especially schizophrenia. I am particularly interested in two main fields: 1) The relationship between cannabis use and risk of developing psychotic disorders. 2) The genetic epidemiology of schizophrenia, including the study of gene-development interplay. I am currently studying these areas in relation to psychotic symptoms within ALSPAC, a birth cohort study based here in Bristol.

  • psychiatric disorders
  • epidemiology
  • schizophrenia
  • cannabis use
  • psychotic disorders
  • gene-development
  • psychotic symptoms
  • Memberships

    Organisations

    Bristol Medical School (PHS)

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