Michael Owen

Director
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute

Professor Owen is the Director of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute. Professor Owen has worked on the genetics of psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders for over 20 years and brings to the Research Institute extensive research expertise in the genetic aspects of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Dyslexia.

He has published over 500 scientific papers and working alongside colleagues in Cardiff has identified novel genetic risk factors for a number of disorders.

His most recent research activities have focused on the translation of genetic findings into benefit for patients though research on disease mechanisms, classification and diagnosis as well as in public engagement and communication.

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