Dr Evangelos Vassos is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Oxford Health NHS Trust and a Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences, King’s College London, UK. He holds a Medical Degree and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the Medical School of the University of Athens, Greece and he trained in psychiatry in Oxford UK.
Dr Vassos is investigating the genetic underpinnings of psychosis. His current work is focused on the development and validation of risk estimation models for psychosis based on genetic and environmental risk factors. He has performed genome-wide association analysis and polygenic score analysis in samples of individuals with first episode psychosis and prodromal psychotic symptoms. He has experience in genetic association studies of candidate genes for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, genetic epidemiology studies measuring familiality/heritability of dimensions of psychosis.