Professor of Molecular Epidemiology and Public Health
AJ’s research is focused on molecular factors that influence human disease and promote healthy ageing. She has participated, led, or helped lead the robust discovery of hundreds of loci for rare diseases and complex polygenic traits, identifying novel risk factors and biological networks. Together with colleagues, she has helped develop powerful approaches to integrative data analysis, which led to the identification of novel biological pathways. AJ coordinates multiple bioresources (including NICOLA) with associated phenotypic data. AJ and her team have won multiple awards for their research, which brings together international researchers conducting multidisciplinary research. AJ is passionate about translating high quality research from academia, industry, and NHS collaborations into tangible benefits. Her team regularly conducts outreach activities that promote increased public understanding of science-medicine.