Pathways to ADHD and Co-morbidities

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Coordinator Uppsala universitet - Institutionen för psykologi
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 000 000
Project duration September 2008 - June 2011
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

Neurodevelopmental disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are complex with multiple pathways contributing to its etiology and developmental course. The objectives are to engage in collaborative work regarding the etiology of ADHD, in the UK with top scientists. The aims are to strengthen my abilities and merits in order to qualify for a professorship where women are under-represented.

Expected results and effects

The further clarification of modifiable environmental causal risk factors for ADHD is of particular strategic importance as the public health value in terms of prevention is enormous. Knowledge concerning the gene-environment interaction will contribute to innovative and efficient development of prevention, diagnostic, and/or treatment options.

Planned approach and implementation

Five subgoals to strengthen my qualification: One, scientific production of existing Swedish data Two, scientific production by working with data collected by the UK collaborators Three, gain experience in genetic analysis Four, co-supervise doctoral students at both UK institutions Five, Five, participate in leadership-building training at Imperial College

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Last updated 25 November 2019

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