Dr Emma Meaburn (Birkbeck, University of London)
Dr Bonami Oliver (Institute of Education, UCL)
I am primarily interested in understanding the role of parents and siblings in shaping children's development, with a focus on understanding the genetic and environmental mechanism(s) – and their interplay – by which genetic liability towards mental health disorders eventuates into realised difficulties for children.
For my PhD research I will be using large-scale family polygenic score data from several longitudinal cohorts to better understand the intergenerational paths linking genetic liability (indexed by polygenic scores), parent-child relationships (e.g., measures of parenting), and child developmental and behavioural outcomes (e.g., psychopathological traits). The findings will further our understanding of causation for child mental health problems, the viability of using polygenic scores as predictive tools in psychiatry, and will inform parenting interventions.
PhD Psychology | Psychological Sciences Department | Birkbeck, University of London (2022 - present)
MSc Developmental Sciences | Psychological Sciences Department | Birkbeck, University of London (2021 - 2022)
Medicine Doctor (MD) Clinical Clerkship Program | Faculty of Medicine | Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia (2012 - 2014)
Bachelor Medicine Education | Faculty of Medicine | Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia (2008 - 2012)
2022 – MSc Thesis
Research Project: "Assessing the causal relationship between breastfeeding and intelligence: A two-sample Mendelian randomization study"
Supervisor: Dr Emma Meaburn (Psychological Sciences Department, Birkbeck, University of London)
2016 - 2017 – Research Assistant
Research Assistant at Immunology Research Centre, Universitas Padjadjaran, in collaboration with Rheumatology Division, Hasan Sadikin National Hospital, Indonesia.
Project: Hasan Sadikin Lupus Registry (cohort study)
Supervisor: Dr. dr. Laniyati Hamijoyo SpPD-KR, M.Kes (Rheumatology consultant, Hasan Sadikin National Hospital, Indonesia)
Hamijoyo, L., Sapartini, G., Rahmadi, A. R., Wachjudi, R. G., Dewi, S., Ghrahani, R., Praptama, S., Rainy, N. R., Usman, S. Y., Suryajaya, B. S., Candrianita, S., Sutedja, E., & Setiabudiawan, B. (2022). Comparison of clinical presentation and outcome of childhood-onset and adulthood-onset of systemic lupus erythematosus among Indonesian patients. Lupus, 31(6), 759–764. https://doi.org/10.1177/09612033221093482
Hamijoyo, L., Candrianita, S., Rahmadi, A. R., Dewi, S., Darmawan, G., Suryajaya, B. S., Rainy, N.R., Hidayat, I. I., Moenardi, V. N., Wachjudi, R. G. (2019). The clinical characteristics of systemic lupus erythematosus patients in Indonesia: a cohort registry from an Indonesia-based tertiary referral hospital. Lupus, 0, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961203319878499
Awards and funding
Bloomsbury College PhD Studentship 2022
Birkbeck Access to Postgraduate Scholarship 2021
Birkbeck International Excellence Scholarship 2021