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Dr Sophie Smart

Research Associate, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

School of Medicine

2.01 - Desk 40, Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ


I'm interested in psychosis, genetics, prediction modelling, and big data collaborative research. My PhD focused on predicting antipsychotic treatment resistance in people with psychosis. I am currently investigating gene-clinical phenotype associations in schizophrenia.


After an undergraduate degree in psychology (University of Birmingham) and a master’s degree in psychiatric research (King's College London; KCL), I began working as a research assistant at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (part of KCL). I stayed there for over 4 years, working on various studies involving participants with schizophrenia. It was during my years at KCL that, in addition to my day-job, I completed a PhD part-time. In January 2020, I joined the psychosis group within the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics & Genomics.

Academic positions

  • 2016-2019: PhD Student, King's College London
  • 2015-2019: Research Worker, King's College London