Niran’s PhD project involves investigation of the contribution of genetics to the complex health profiles in neurodevelopmental conditions. He is supervised by Professor Simon Baron-Cohen and Dr Varun Warrier, and funded by the Cambridge Trust and a Trinity Henry Barlow studentship. He is a chief consultant psychiatrist, working in both child and adolescent psychiatry and general adult psychiatry, at the Neuropsychiatric Hospital Aro, Abeokuta, Nigeria, and is co-chair of the Africa Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium. His previous postgraduate studies include master’s degrees in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (University of Ibadan, Nigeria) and Bioinformatics and Genetic Epidemiology (Cardiff University, UK). He also writes poetry, with two published collections, and plays club-level tennis.
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